With the Bruins winning their first Stanley Cup since 1972, every major-league team from Boston has won a championship in the last seven years.
The longest drought is held by the team that was regarded as the first New England dynasty since the Celtics of yesteryear. Yes, the hockey team, the baseball team, and the basketball team have all won titles since the last time the Patriots hoisted the Lombardi Trophy.
We doubt that this fact will give the Pats any greater incentive to secure victory in the Super Bowl for the first time since February 2005. But when the team that many regard as one of the best franchises in the NFL is bringing up the rear when it comes to excellence at the local level, it means that the past decade has been a great time to be a sports fan in Boston.