The 1980 Olympic hockey game between the Soviet Union and the United States, is considered to be one of, if not the greatest upset in sports history. Occurring about eleven years prior to the complete fall of the Soviet Union, this victory was more than just a hockey victory, it was a victory for America. This win helped bring back hope into the hearts of the Americans, which they were lacking during the 1970s. The energy crisis that brought gas lines around the block and the Iran hostage crisis had disheartened the American public. This match up was basically seen as the communists against the capitalists. This Olympic victory for the United States sparked the utmost pride in the hearts of Americans.