Watch Russia's Greatest Sports Hero Get Wrecked By Team USA

Game recognizes game, so we'll concede that Vladislav Tretiak, who just helped light the Olympic cauldron, is one of the greatest goaltenders to ever skate the Earth. As we anxiously wonder when the hell Olympic hockey is going to start, let's also concede that the 1980 men's team had his number. » 2/07/14 3:29pm 2/07/14 3:29pm

Miracle On Ice Co-Opted For, What Else, A Presidential Campaign Ad

This week Tim Pawlenty launched his "American Comeback" campaign with an Iowa TV spot featuring the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team. Of course that means ABC's broadcast, which the Pawlenty team didn't get permission from ABC Sports to use (read: they didn't want to pay for it, and it's definitely not a cheap license). » 7/22/11 12:45pm 7/22/11 12:45pm

Stories That Don't Suck: T.K. On Rick Barry, Do You Believe In…

Every week, I'll excerpt a handful of stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that I urge you to read for one reason or another. Send any suggestions to craggs@deadspin.com. » 2/27/10 1:10pm 2/27/10 1:10pm