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Pats are suddenly the black sheep of Beantown

Bruins players celebrate with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Canucks to win the NHL championship in Game 7 of the finals in Vancouver Reuters

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.

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  1. nepatriots128154 says: Jun 16, 2011 12:28 AM

    YEEEEEEAAAAA GO BRUINS!!!!! BOSTON IS GOING CRAZY!

  2. cromags says: Jun 16, 2011 12:31 AM

    OMFG only 3 SuperBowls, 5 AFCC appearances and 100+ wins in the last decade, woe are the Patriots!

  3. siggy00 says: Jun 16, 2011 12:33 AM

    Congrats to Boston for winning their first legit title since 1986.

  4. jpmelon says: Jun 16, 2011 12:39 AM

    yup, it still sucks here in Buffalo.

  5. fonetiklee says: Jun 16, 2011 12:50 AM

    On the plus side, the rest of us don’t have to live in Boston.

  6. sterlingrodgers says: Jun 16, 2011 12:53 AM

    @siggyoo – maybe their second legit title since 1986? I think the Celts title was legit, but I could stand corrected….

  7. pikindaguy says: Jun 16, 2011 12:56 AM

    Yeah…no, Red Sox won the World Series in ’04, Pats in ’05

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Boston_Red_Sox_season
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XXXIX

  8. xxravennationxx says: Jun 16, 2011 12:59 AM

    F the Pats……

  9. Mike Florio says: Jun 16, 2011 1:00 AM

    @pikindaguy . . .

    Red Sox won another one in 2007.

  10. tramonisland says: Jun 16, 2011 1:19 AM

    who’s the black sheep in cleveland?

  11. ingloriousmaster says: Jun 16, 2011 1:22 AM

    GO BRUINS, PATS, CLETS AND SOX…BOSTON IS TITLETOWN. ALL 4 MAJOR TITLES IN 6.5 YEARS, I AM TRULY FORTUNATE TO BE A BOSTONIAN!

  12. drummer1279 says: Jun 16, 2011 1:28 AM

    “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.”

    …And those other Boston teams appeared to do it without cheating (videotaping) and bogus calls (Tuck Game). Good job Boston, show who the true players are in that town.

  13. tinytim4115 says: Jun 16, 2011 1:33 AM

    i hate the pats and celtics, and i dont care for the red sox….

    that being said, I will openly admit that boston is the new Titletown

  14. maddyburke says: Jun 16, 2011 1:34 AM

    What about the Kings of Lacrosse, the Boston Cannons????

  15. couldntthinkofaname says: Jun 16, 2011 1:40 AM

    “who’s the black sheep in cleveland?”

    It’s founder.

  16. hanktheking says: Jun 16, 2011 3:13 AM

    In other news, every single Canadian in the world, including myself, is ashamed by the way the city of Van took the loss. Seriously. Shame.

  17. childressrulz says: Jun 16, 2011 4:02 AM

    Better get the video cameras back out and dust them off.

  18. flash1283 says: Jun 16, 2011 5:12 AM

    Look at all the haters (jealous fans) and yes that’s what you are!!
    7 championships in the last 10 years, welcome to the real title town!!!!

    Hate on haters, hate on!!!!

  19. kevinfromth says: Jun 16, 2011 7:47 AM

    Not to be a conspiracy theory nutjob, but no NBA title is legitimate.

  20. ampats says: Jun 16, 2011 7:47 AM

    Boston is the city of Champions.

    The Patriots are the “black sheep” since they are only “the team of the decade in the NFL” having the best record over the past ten years.

    Keep all the negative comments coming, because we are all laughing and know what the best sports city is in North America !

    BOSTON !!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. ampats says: Jun 16, 2011 7:58 AM

    What city has 7 Championships in the past 10 years?

    BOSTON

  22. bosfaninva says: Jun 16, 2011 8:04 AM

    It’s just sports, guys, don’t be so bitter!

    Having said that, we’ll see you in a few months when the Red Sox hoist another WS trophy!

    BTW, to the moron who is still complaining about the Tuck Rule call, I have two things to say to you:

    1. If the rule is so bad, why does the league vote to keep it year after year?

    2. You’re clearly too young to remember the bogus roughing the passer call on Sugar Bear Hamilton in 1976, so let me remind you that PAYBACK IS A BEEOTCH!

  23. ubummer says: Jun 16, 2011 8:05 AM

    Now if they could only figure out how to dig a hole in the ground without spending billions of dollars to do it.

  24. MVQB7 says: Jun 16, 2011 8:51 AM

    Hey now, Cleveland has Ten Cent Beer Night, The Drive, The Fumble and The Decision! Eat your hearts out Beantown !

  25. eaglescouch says: Jun 16, 2011 8:54 AM

    So in just under the decade, Boston has gone from the lovable underdog, to a city I’ll automatically root against a la NYC and LA.

    Congrats, Jerkys!

  26. ny82jy says: Jun 16, 2011 9:01 AM

    ampats says:
    Jun 16, 2011 7:58 AM
    What city has 7 Championships in the past 10 years?

    BOSTON
    _______________________________

    Screw the last 10 years, how bout we talk history in general. The yankees have 27 world series titles. Thats more than all of your Boston teams put together. I hate the giants but how bout the 3 sb rings they have and how bout one of them being against your Pats. The Mets suck but they have two titles to and even the Rangers have the 94 Stanley Cup. Overall Boston isnt close and never will be. Keep Dreaming NY will always be the best sports town not even close.
    New York!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. lostsok says: Jun 16, 2011 9:20 AM

    They still have hockey? The only sport that makes NASCAR looks interesting…

  28. ramsfan28 says: Jun 16, 2011 9:21 AM

    This report is inaccurate. The New England Revs have never won the MLS Cup, therefore the longest title drought falls to them.

  29. PFTiswhatitis says: Jun 16, 2011 9:24 AM

    Boston IS Title Town!

  30. rc33 says: Jun 16, 2011 9:36 AM

    Yeah we get it, Boston sucks.

    At this point, it’s a compliment.
    And every time some meaningless schmuck goes out of his way to say that, they win a little bit, not unlike the Yankees, Duke basketball and Notre Dame football.

    Keep hating, schleps.

  31. Patskrieg dot com says: Jun 16, 2011 9:41 AM

    If it makes all the Boston haters feel better, the traffic here really sucks. All the victory parades really do a number on my commute.

  32. dukemarc says: Jun 16, 2011 9:47 AM

    That was the ugliest Stanley Cup Final series I’ve ever seen. Not because Boston won it. Because the quality of hockey played was so poor.

  33. ampats says: Jun 16, 2011 10:15 AM

    ny82jy,

    Congratulations ! Spoken like a Jets fan who is still celebrating the Greatest Win in their franchise’s history as pointed out by the NY papers, the Jets Super Bowl(playoff but to Jets fans) win in Foxboro completing the bold predictions by their HC in June.

    Since you like history how about the past 42 Years for your favorite team??

    Nothing as everyone knows.

    Happy 42nd again soon to be 43 years of futility for the crankgreen faithful !!

    We are the Champions !!!!!!!!

  34. Pat MyHog says: Jun 16, 2011 10:15 AM

    ny82jy says: Jun 16, 2011 9:01 AM

    “Screw the last 10 years, how bout we talk history in general. The yankees have 27 world series titles. Thats more than all of your Boston teams put together. I hate the giants but how bout the 3 sb rings they have and how bout one of them being against your Pats. The Mets suck but they have two titles to and even the Rangers have the 94 Stanley Cup. Overall Boston isnt close and never will be. Keep Dreaming NY will always be the best sports town not even close.
    New York!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Actuallllllllly, the Celtics have the most championships in the NBA with 17, the Red Sox have 7 World Series titles, the Patriots with 3 superbowls, and the Bruins now have 6 Stanley Cups which adds up to 33. 33>27 so that would be false. Now the Yankees are great team, I’ll give you that. But NY cant compare to Boston for titletown. First off you have 2 baseball teams, 2 football teams, 2 hockey teams if you count the islanders and one terrible basketball team about to be two when the nets move to brooklyn.

    Now taking into account those 7 teams from NY (rangers, islanders, yankees, mets, jets, giants, knicks) while ignoring all those teams that have moved out of NY etc..NY has 43 championships. Which averages to 6.14 championships per team. Boston has 4 teams, 33 championships = 8.25 championships per team. BOSTON + TITLETOWN…Keep Dreaming Boston will always be the best sports town not even close.

    Not too mention all those BC/BU NCAA hockey championships…what does NY have again? NYU? St Johns? do they even play sports?

  35. knucklebucket says: Jun 16, 2011 10:20 AM

    ny82jy says:
    Jun 16, 2011 9:01 AM
    ampats says:
    Jun 16, 2011 7:58 AM
    What city has 7 Championships in the past 10 years?

    BOSTON
    _______________________________

    Screw the last 10 years, how bout we talk history in general. The yankees have 27 world series titles. Thats more than all of your Boston teams put together. I hate the giants but how bout the 3 sb rings they have and how bout one of them being against your Pats. The Mets suck but they have two titles to and even the Rangers have the 94 Stanley Cup. Overall Boston isnt close and never will be. Keep Dreaming NY will always be the best sports town not even close.
    New York!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    __________________________________

    Really? Might want to check your math.

    Celtics- 17
    Red Sox- 7
    Bruins- 6
    Patriots- 3

    I come up with 33 total.

  36. somethinsbruin says: Jun 16, 2011 10:20 AM

    If NY wants in to the Titletown debate, they have to ship half of their teams out of state. NY has 9 professional teams, and half of them REALLY suck.

  37. flash1283 says: Jun 16, 2011 10:20 AM

    ny82jy says:
    Jun 16, 2011 9:01 AM
    ampats says:
    Jun 16, 2011 7:58 AM
    What city has 7 Championships in the past 10 years?

    BOSTON
    _______________________________

    Screw the last 10 years, how bout we talk history in general. The yankees have 27 world series titles. Thats more than all of your Boston teams put together.

    WRONG!!!!!

    Celtics 17
    Bruins 6
    Patriots 3
    Red Sox 7

  38. rc33 says: Jun 16, 2011 10:55 AM

    New Yorkers attempting simple math.
    That ought to be a sitcom.

  39. mike83ri says: Jun 16, 2011 11:18 AM

    pikindaguy says:
    Jun 16, 2011 12:56 AM
    Yeah…no, Red Sox won the World Series in ’04, Pats in ’05

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Boston_Red_Sox_season
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XXXIX

    ——————–

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Boston_Red_Sox_season

    #facepalm

  40. marvsleezy says: Jun 16, 2011 12:04 PM

    Boston could not support the team alone – That is why they are called the New England Patriots.

  41. david7590 says: Jun 16, 2011 3:40 PM

    Just like pre 2001. All the Pats fans that jumped on since then are on to the next flavor of the month team.

  42. Kave Krew says: Jun 16, 2011 10:10 PM

    By Dan Shaughnessy
    Globe Columnist / June 16, 2011

    Page 2 of 2 –
    It is the High Renaissance of New England sports. Our Duck Boat tires are balding. The vaunted Patriots just became the Boston franchise with the longest championship drought. The Patriots, the NFL’s team of the decade, haven’t won a Super Bowl since way back in 2005.

    The humanity!

  43. bcgreg says: Jun 16, 2011 10:54 PM

    @ drummer1279

    You…are a tool.

  44. bcgreg says: Jun 16, 2011 10:56 PM

    @ eaglescouch

    None of us asked you to root for Boston teams to begin with. Just recognize excellence when you see it.

  45. bcgreg says: Jun 16, 2011 11:02 PM

    @ ny82jy

    Another idiot.

    First of all, NY has like 10 pro teams, so you have more chances to win a title to begin with.

    Second, the Celtics have 17. The Red Sox have 7. The Patriots have 3. That’s 27 right there. Add the Bruins 6, and that’s 33. So, why don’t you do a little research before you start saying the Yankees’ 27 is more than all Boston teams combined.

    Tool.

    @ marvsleezy

    They changed their name to New Englad Patriots from the Boston Patriots because the team moved from Boston to Foxboro. Since Foxboro is not part of Greater Boston, they felt that they could no longer call them the Boston Patriots. It had nothing to do with “support”.

    Once again, another hater who doesn’t do any research.

  46. bcgreg says: Jun 16, 2011 11:05 PM

    @ david7590

    Bandwagon jumpers? Are you effing serious? The Patriots have sold out every home game since 1993, a full 8 seasons prior to the “Bandwagon jumping”.

    Another tool who doesn’t do any research.

    C’mon, people. Hate all you want. Just get your facts straight.

  47. tatum064 says: Jun 17, 2011 5:35 AM

    Congrats to the Bruins. Love ‘em or hate em…Boston is titletown, USA (no offense Pack). Vancouver fans took the loss badly..wtf was this a 1994 throwback riot?

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