T.J. Oshie became an American Olympic hockey hero on this day four years ago during the winter games in Sochi, Russia.
Oshie was selected to repeatedly take shootout goals in a matchup against Russia. It was the most beautiful hockey moment we’ve had since the Miracle on Ice.
The young American star showed guts that we just simply haven’t seen out of many athletes.
What a spectacular and special moment. There are some sports moments that we will remember for the rest of our lives. I remember watching this happen and just getting chills. There was a cold beer in my hand and I couldn’t look away.
Duke superstar Grayson Allen pulled off a shot against Virginia Tech Wednesday night that will have you hitting rewind to watch again.
Allen had the ball on the wing past the three point line with only two seconds on the shot clock.
He was blanketed by the Hokies defenses, but it didn’t matter. The national champion shooting guard cocked back and let it fly from an incredibly awkward position.
How was that even possible? There’s no explanation for how Allen should have even gotten that ball out of his hands from that angle. How did the defender not smack it down?
I’ve seen lots of crazy shots during my days as a basketball player and fan of the game. That’s right up there with the strangest of them. You also have to give props to Allen for having the balls to just fire away instead of taking a timeout, which is what most people would probably have done.
Allen isn’t most players. He might be hated by much of the college world. Hell, he stole a ring off of my finger in 2015, and I’m no fan. However, you can’t deny that shot was incredible.
Talk about intensity and tension. I was on the edge of my seat with every movement of his skates and stick blade. It was a stunning moment for Americans everywhere. We went to Russia and kicked Putin’s boys. Oshie went from being a relatively well-known NHL player to becoming an American sports hero in a matter of minutes.
It’s crazy to think about how quickly a life can change and get etched into history forever. God bless the USA Olympic squad and Oshie.
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) 15 февраля 2018 г.