Looking at Boston sports as a whole, the teams have given us amazing moments and memories over the last twenty years. Boston sports have accounted for sixteen total championship appearances in the last twenty years (Patriots: 9, Red Sox: 4, Celtics: 2, Bruins: 1).
After 86 years, we saw the Red Sox win their first World Series title in 2004. We watched Tom Brady evolve into the greatest quarterback of all time, and win six Super Bowls along the way.
After twenty-two years of waiting for a championship, the Celtics won it all in ‘08 and went again in ‘10. And after nearly forty-years, the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup.
Some of the most iconic moments in Boston sports include the New England Patriots being introduced as a team in the ‘01 Super Bowl after the tragedy of September 11th.
And David Ortiz addressing the city of Boston after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. That speech alone will go down as one of the greatest moments in the history of Boston sports.
But Boston sports means more to the city than just the performances on the field, the court, or the ice. Sports are a way of life in Boston and that’s why the “home grown” players become an important aspect to the city and the fans.