After the American victory, fireworks were set off in the Olympic Village, car horns blared, and pandemonium filled the streets of the U.S. "The win is enough to make me become a hockey fan," one man said. That thought resounded throughout the United States. People didn't have to be hockey fans to celebrate the American's victory. The victory brought a phone call to the players from President Jimmy Carter. Carter told the team that they had made the American people proud, and they had reflected the ideals of the country.