Boston sports teams are spoiled rotten. Some cities have never won a single championship. In the history of any single sport. In the last ten years Boston has won each of the major championships at least once. 7 championships in 10 years. That's more than a lifetime's worth.
The success is staggering when you look at it:
17 Larry O'Brien Trophies
7 Commissioner Trophies
6 Stanley Cups
3 Lombardi Trophies
The Bruins pulled the monkey off their back last night, being the last team to win a championship but this is just as sweet as any of them, with the exception of the Red Sox winning it all in 2004. I mean, come on, no one ever expected that. Entire generations lived and died in between their championships!
I felt blessed to take in the first Stanley Cup since my dad was a teenager with some of the best friends and family you could ask for. I only wish I could have celebrated with more of my friends and family, but they all suck. And I'm awesome.
Anyway, Mark brought up a great point last night - there are only technically 13 metro areas / cities that have all 4 major sports. How many have done what we have? Only 1 actually - Chicago. But Chicago's trophy case pales in comparison to Boston's. If only Michael Jordan played another 10 seasons on the Bulls, then it may have been close...
So today, if you are a Boston sports fan, take a second and reflect on all the highlights over the last decade. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Celebrate it.
Because you know what is already happening...