For the 18th time since February of 2002, a professional sports team, based in New England, is competing for a championship. So far they have been successful 12 times.
Go ahead and read that again if you want. Let it sink in. It doesn’t seem possible. 18 Championship series or games in less than 20 years.
This has to be the best sports run for a collective regional fan base of all time.
We are fortunate. Blessed. Spoiled. But deserving too. At least those of us of a certain age.
I have nothing against the millennials who are basking in the glow of this dominance. But to some degree they were born wrapped in a cloth championship banner and think they won it.
Us “old” people have earned the right to wear New England sports gear in airports and around the country reveling in the mean stares and derogatory comments of the unwashed fans of inferior teams.
While it seems like a distant memory, we shall not forget “The Curse” of the Red Sox. ’78. ’86. ’03. And more.
Or the years and years of the “Patsies” being the joke of the NFL.
Or the ML Carr Celtics years. Or the almost four decades between Cups for the B’s.
We were down. Now we are up. Way up!
The Red Sox have the World Series trophy. The Patriots have the Lombardi trophy. The Bruins have a legit shot at the Stanley Cup. And the Celtics… well, they have three first round draft picks. -SOLARI