There are sports fans everywhere, and some of them are quite passionate. However, only Boston sports fans nurture an infatuation. This is hardly a surprise, with so many excellent major league teams in and around the city.
Boston is one of the greatest sports cities nationwide. Its residents’ passion for sports is unmatched, even overwhelming.
Choosing the most successful sports teams from this city was no easy feat. Here is a short list of contenders for the title of the most successful sports franchise in Boston.
The Celtics have 17 NBA championship titles, one of the most of all NBA clubs. Ever since it was founded in 1948, the team has been dedicated to victory, so their dominance in the East since practically their founding is not surprising at all.
The team had a dry spell before 2002, the year they made the playoffs for the first time since 1995. They beat both Philadelphia and Detroit teams but were defeated by New Jersey Nets.
In 2006, their legendary coach Red Auerbach passed away. The Celtics lost 19 consecutive times in the 2006-2007 season.
The following season, they beat Los Angeles Lakers and earned their 17th championship title. The team’s performance has been improving, and they might climb to the top again soon.
Celtics fans will be able to enjoy legal sports betting in Massachusetts in the near future. Online and in-person sportsbooks are expected to go live early next year. You can then bet on all your favorite Boston teams.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots are among the most popular football teams. The team was created in 1959, but it couldn’t reach the top positions for many years. When Robert Kraft bought the Patriots in 1994, they began to show their true colors, winning three Super Bowls in just four years.
The team became the second-best in NFL history after the Dallas Cowboys, thanks to Tom Brady, winning three Bowls in 4 years. They also had the longest winning streak in the league, with 21 wins.
The Patriots won the Super Bowl in Houston in 2017, becoming the NFL champion for the fifth time. Tom Brady won the MVP title, which was his fifth one.
Finally, the Boston Bruins are an ice hockey team founded in 1924. Based on the number of trophies, the Bruins are second only to the Detroit Red Wings among American ice hockey clubs.
In 1970, they won their fourth Stanley Cup after beating St. Louis. This was the result of great players like Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr’s efforts as well as those of team coach Harry Sinden. Bobby Orr is considered by many to be the best defenseman of all time, and he helped lead the Bruins to two more Stanley Cup wins in 1972 and 1974. He remains one of the most popular athletes in Boston history.
The Bruins have won six Stanley Cups, the most recent being in 2011. They also have a long-standing rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens, whom they have played against in the Stanley Cup Finals 11 times.
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