Jesse Nessel
Allen, Kevin. “College kids perform Olympic miracle.” 08 Aug. 2009, 30 Mar. 2010
Summary: The article breaks down each game on the way to the US winning the gold medal in the 1980 winter Olympics. It has the score of each game and who scored. It talks about different scenarios and how they would have worked out like if the US would have lost this game or won this game they would not have been able to play the Soviets on the day that they did or have been able to play them at all. The article has quotes from players on the team on how they went into the game and the way Herb Brooks wanted them to look at the soviets. “One of coach Herb Brooks's goals before the Olympics was to "break down the Soviets to mortals." He told his players that the great Boris Mikhailov looked like Stan Laurel of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy. He hoped his players would stop looking at Mikhailov as if he was hockey's Zeus” (Allen, 1).
Evaluation: This is a great article for our project. It is written very well and uses a lot of credible information from very credible sources. The author uses a lot of experiences and information from players that where on the 1980 team and talks about the way Herb Brooks wanted them to think and what he did to prepare for the game. The article gives the sense of that this was more than just a game to the American people.
Application: This article is perfect for what we are trying to do. It gives a breakdown of each game that was played and the score and has a lot of quotes by players he where on the team. This will really help us out since the main theme of our profile is about the 1980 Winter Olympic games about Herb Brooks and the Miracle on ice. Almost all of the information in there will really help us in creating the profile and proving that Herb Brooks was a great motivational leader.

Brett Lien
John Powers, Globe Staff. "BROOKS KILLED IN ACCIDENT `MIRACLE' WORKER OF '80 LEAVES A GOLDEN LEGACY `MIRACLE' WORKER OF '80 LEAVES A GOLDEN LEGACY :[THIRD Edition]. " Boston Globe 12 Aug. 2003, ProQuest Newsstand, ProQuest. Web. 28 Mar. 2010.
Summary: John Powers wrote an article in the Boston Globe about the death of Herb Brooks who is best known for being the coach of the 1980 Olympic hockey team. The main reason for this article was to inform people about Herb Brook’s death but also to give background on what type of person he was and the things he had accomplished. Herb Brooks was “motivational master” and one of few who believed his team could win the gold medal in 1980 (1, Powers). It states how he knew how to push each player’s buttons to the breaking point to get them to their ultimate goal. The team went on to win the 1980 Olympics and that was just some of herbs accomplishments. He had went on to coach in the NHL for seven years for four different teams and had also been inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame.
Evaluation: The author did a good job of letting the readers know who Herb Brooks is and what significance he has had on the game of hockey. I like the fact that they had interviews from former players which gave the readers an insight on how Herb Brooks knew what he was doing. The article explains how he had died but also gave the other side of the story on the great things that he did to help a bunch of “blue-collar amateurs” to push themselves to greatness. With the head games he played with his players, keen eye for talent and knack for manipulation I think Herb Brooks is one of the most memorable figures in the game of hockey and think this article does a great job of backing that up.
Application: The article will play a role in our paper by giving us information on how he had died and what he left behind. It will also give us background information on a few players and their thoughts of Herb Brooks.
Miller, Michael. “Herb Brooks.” Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives, vol. 7 Oct. 2006. 28 March 2010. <>
Summary: The essay written by Miller starts off by giving background information on Herb Brooks. His parents were Herb sr. and Pauline Johnson and he was the oldest of three siblings. It then goes on to talk about where he had gone to college at the UM and played hockey there for four years. After he had graduated he went on to play on five national teams and two Olympic teams. As a coach of the UM he had 165-95-18 and had won three national championships in seven years. Brooks was then named the Olympic team head coach in 1980 and led his team to a gold medal. In 1982 he was named Head Coach of the Year. In 1990 he was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame and in 1999 he was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. It then goes on to state how he had died and how he dedicated his life to the game of hockey.
Evaluation: The author did a good job explaining the life of Herb Brooks in a well written essay. I believe that they captured a lot of his memorable moments he had while coaching the game of hockey. He made the essay flow and gave details in why and how he had accomplished each goal he had reached. It gave the readers insight in his life and the foundations he had and what things got him to where he was. He was a motivational type person and this essay captured the things he did with those characteristics. It pays tribute to a well respected hockey coach and player buy telling his story through the research.
Application: This essay will help build our background on Herb Brooks and where he’s from. It states all his accomplishment he has had throughout his career and the legacy he left behind after his death.

Jesse Nessel

Annotated Bibliography: The legends

Legends of “Craig Patrick.” Legends of 27, DNE. Mar. 2010. 101&page=bio&list=#photo

Summary: The article is a biography about Craig Patrick. He was the assistant coach on the 1980 gold medal winning hockey team. Since coaching in the Olympics with Herb Brooks, Craig has found much success. “Patrick's administrative stock shot through the roof in the early winter of 1980 when the U.S. stunned the world with the famous "Miracle on Ice" gold medal victory” (Legends of He became the GM of the New York Rangers at the age of 34 the youngest in history. He left the team in 1986 and went to the Pittsburg Penguins and won 2 Stanley cups there. He was inducted into the Hockey hall of fame in 1996.
Evaluation: There is a lot of good and useful information in article and it is well written. It does not make a byes, but presents information in a well outlined and logical way. It is very informational about the life of Craig Patrick and his rise to fame.
Application: This article will work good to help out in describing people that helped Herb Brooks and the 1980 team succeed. It shows how much he helped Herb Brooks and why Herb picked him. He had a very good eye at spotting talent which was very beneficial for the 1980 team. It will also help in showing how much Herb Brooks helped him.

Hine, Tommy. “Feature: Jim Craig.” 22 Feb. 2010. 27 Mar. 2010
Summary: The article is about Jim Craig and the “Miracle” hockey game against the Russians in the 1980 Olympics. It talks about him and his father and an overall rundown of important moments in the game and important quotes by people. It talks about the sacrifices that he and the other players did to win this game and how unbelievable it was that they did and how the whole world was shocked by what took place. It talks about the legacy of the win and the impact it still has on people today.
Evaluation: Jim was instrumental in the win playing goaltender. It is a good article about a very good player on the team who was very instrumental in the win. The author uses a lot of emotional appeals that the article very interesting. And when he talks about how people who were not even around when the game was being played still know about that game and get goose bumps just hearing the words by Al Micheals.
Application: We can use some of the comment and quotes in there to help give a more dramatic feel to our project. It shows how important this moment was to the American people and how much it changed things. It was really more than just a game it had a huge impact. Since he was one of the players on the team he learned from Herb Brooks and understood how good he was at coaching and motivating his players and most of all he trusted him in the way he changed the sport of hockey.

Patrick Garcia

"Son says Herb Brooks would have loved 2010 US team." Associated Press. 23 Feb. 2010. 28 Mar. 2010. <>.
Summary: The Associated Press had the chance to talk to Dan Brooks, who is the son of Herb Brooks, about the 20 year anniversary of the "Miracle on Ice". Dan Brooks described during that time period he rarely saw his father when he coached in the olympics since he put so much hard work into coaching. Brooks described at that particular time how important that win was since the country needed a boost of patriotism because of tragic events that happened prior to the olympics. Brooks went on to say if his father were alive he would most likely spend the anniversary like any other day.
Evaluation: The article was well written at describing how his family reacted to the outcome of the historic game in 1980. The Associated Press did a good job at describing the pathos throughout the article by quoting Herb Brooks' son. The article showed a better understanding how Herb Brooks was as a person and as a family man.
Application: We can use this article as a way to show how Herb Brooks was as a family person. It will provide more detail on his background information by using quotes from his son and wife. This will show how simplistic Herb Brooks was a person since his son described how he would've spent the anniversary like if it were any other day.

Jones, Tom. "Herb Brooks -- Dreamer of Dreams." Star Tribune. 6 Feb. 2002. 28 Mar. 2010. <>.
Summary: In Tom Jones' article, about Herb Brooks, he first talks about when Brooks was cut from the Men's Olympic Hockey team and watching his friends and neighbors win the gold medal. Brooks watched the hockey games on television with his father. When the team won the championship in 1960, Brooks looked for his father for comfort his father replied with, "Looks like Coach cut the right guy" (Jones). This reply from his father is what started the fire within Brooks to pursue his dreams in hockey. Through that experience he learned about sacrifice, and about dreams. Jones goes on later talking about how Brooks used the quote from his father to motivate him to coach the 1980 olympic hockey team. The article ends with Brooks debating on whether or not to coach the 2002 hockey team since he's been out of olympic coaching for over 20 years.
Evaluation: Jones did a very good job on describing how Brooks got his early motivation when he was 22 years old. Throughout Jones' entire article he makes a timeline of Brooks' life on how he used his father's quote to inspire him throughout his life. By Jones making a timeline it helps his readers easily understand how much Brooks was inspired throughout his life.
Application: We can use this article for background information to see what started the passion in Brooks' life for coaching hockey. This is where he learned about sacrifice and his philosophical view on always following your dreams. The event with his father shaped his entire life and stuck with him until the day he died. We can portray what a significant part of what Brooks' coaching philosophy was.
Kaz Hultgren

Bengtson, Tom. "Miracle on ice." North Western Financial Review 189.20 (2004): 6. EBSCO MegaFILE. EBSCO. Web. 28 Mar. 2010.

Summary: Tom Bengtson wrote an article in the North Western Financial Review about the 1980 Olympics the article was based solely on an interview he had with Mike Eruzione. It goes to tell how Mike says no matter what people think it was not luck, it was all heart, drive and determination.
Evaluation: Tom did a good job overlooking the article and using exact words used by him and Mike Eruzione but I feel it does lack length. The whole article is only page due to the fact that it is in a magazine. I feel that if he made it longer and went more in depth it would really add to the article.
Application: This article will make a good extension to our group’s paper. This article will show us how the players felt about the Olympics and how they know it was heart and desire not luck. It also gives up information about people around herb that made him who he is.

Scott, Silverstein. "'Miracle' is a fitting tribute." Washington Times, The (DC) n.d.: EBSCO MegaFILE. EBSCO. Web. 28 Mar. 2010.

Summary: This article written by Scott talks about the DVD movie that came out call the Miracle which is all about how herb brooks carried the U.S Olympic team to gold in 1980 against the USSR. The article also goes to show some of the coaching style of herb brooks.
Evaluation: This article really hit some good keys to success for herb brooks. The article gives you a lot of information in the page and a half about Herb and the 1980 Olympic team. It also give talks about key events that happened up an during the 1980 Olympics.
Application: This article written by Scott will be a great addition to our groups website page because it gives great detail about the road to the 1980 Olympics and talks about the hard times him and his peers had to go through to make everyone say the quote “do you believe in miracles”, The quote which has change our history so dramatically.

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Brett Lien

E.M. Swift. “Miracle Man”
Sports Illustrated 8/18/2003, Vol. 99 Issue 6, p21 1/3p. 3 March 2010. <>

Summary: The author E.M. Swift starts out the article by stating that Herb Brooks has died at the age of 66. She then goes on to give background information on how he was the “strategist” behind the “Miracle On Ice”. The article then talks about his achievements he had after the 1980 Olympics. He went on to coach in the NHL and had an overall record of 219-221-66-2. It ends the article by quoting Herb himself “For me it’s exciting just to look at an open sheet of ice, all I see are opportunities” (1, Swift).
Evaluation: Overall the article was short and sweet. I think the author could of went more in to detail about each phase of Herb Brooks life. I think that the title suites the article very well though and would catch the eye of readers interested in hockey or just know of the miracle on ice. Even though the article is short it still does a good job of giving background information on his achievements as a coach and also as a player being a two-time Olympian.
Application: This article will have an impact on our profile by giving us stats on his coaching career and how he helped the USA team win the 1980 Olympics. It is short but will still help us with our dominant impression and showing how he is such a motivation man.
Kaz Hultgren
Covey, Stephen R. "Unleashing Potential."
Chief Learning Officer 4.12 (2005): 18. EBSCO
MegaFILE. EBSCO. Web. 30 Mar. 2010.
Summary: Stephen made wrote a great article with this one. The article is about how leaders push their members to success with physical, mental, and spiritual challenges that a team or group must overcome. Stephen used the example of a leader’s success by telling of the 1980 Olympics better known as the Miracle on ice.
Evaluation: Over all, this article really goes to show how great a leader Herb Brooks was. The author use the significance of the 1980 Olympics to show how leaders and rise up against all odds and make their dreams become a reality.
Application: This is by far the best article I have found so far because it hits the point that we are trying to incorporate in our website dedicated to Herb Brooks the leader, Herb Brooks the hard ass and Herb brooks the motivator.

Patrick Garcia
Russel, Kurt. "Miracle of Achievement."
Sporting News. 2 Feb. 2004. Vol. 228 Issue 5 p. 83. Ebsco. 30 March 2010. <>

Summary: In Kurt Russel's article he talks about how Herb Brooks had an impact on his hockey team. Russel explains on how Brooks taught camaraderie with players on the team and how important teamwork is when being successful in anything. Russel described how the 1980 Olympic hockey game was a classic David v. Goliath and how miracles are so hard to witness. Brooks reminded Russel of how his father use to be when he was growing up, the way he was successful and also the way Brooks could spot talent and potential in someone. Russel ends the article by promoting the film
Miracle and how he hopes it captures the nature of how it was in 1980.
Evaluation: Kurt Russel was the actor who played Herb Brooks in the film
Miracle//, so it is very interesting to see him write about his first hand experience on meeting Brooks. He's a credible source since in his article he talks about the conversation he had with Brooks while filming the movie. Since Russel was the main actor he had the opportunity to pick at Herb Brooks' character since he had to portray him on the big screen. Overall his article was very well written, although it could seem bias since he was trying to promote his film at the very end.
Application: We could use this article to show a little bit of Brooks' character during the time of the 1980 Olympic games and the way he carries himself away from hockey since the article showed some good insight on that also. With this article we could also use it as a way to show that in 1980 it was more than just a hockey game.