Downhill Bronze: Herb Brooks' Words Inspire Lindsey Vonn

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Lindsey Vonn takes home a bronze medal in her last Olympic downhill.  Learning and training at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minnesotans are proud of Lindsey Vonn.  Just before her race at the Olympics, NBC told the story of Lindsey's sister Karin texts her before every race, the words of Herb Brooks.  "This is your time.  Now go out there and take it."  The last two sentences from Brooks' famous speech at the 1980 Olympics before playing the Soviets. 

"Great moments are born from great opportunity, and that's what you have here tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game; if we played them ten times, they might win nine. But not this game, not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight we stay with them, and we shut them down because we can. Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world.   You were born to be hockey players—every one of you, and you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time is done. It's over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw 'em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it!"

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