Sunday, November 03, 2013

34 and counting

What I find interesting about this is that there's only one year with an overlap, 2004.  What it doesn't include obviously is all the years where none of the four teams won and kind of hides the long stretches that some of the teams had going without a championship, nor does it show the championship game losses.
So while this looks dominant in a way, it is misleading but something to be very proud of as well.

Who's got next?
It works also as a nice little reference/reminder.
If you're wondering about the years that these teams lost championship games, here it is:  The Red Sox lost in 1946, 1967, 1975 and 1986.  That's 8 and 4 all time.  The Celtics lost in 1958, 1985, 1987 and 2010.  That's 17 and 4 all time.  The Bruins lost in 1927, 1930, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1990 and 2013.  That's 6 and 13 all time.  And the Patriots lost in 1963 (AFL), 1986, 1997,  2008 and 2012.  That's 3 and 5 all time.  Let's add to this the 1936 Boston Redskins losing the NFL championship game and also add the 1914 Boston Braves winning the World Series.  You have a grand total of 62 championship game appearances with now 35 wins.


The Huntress said...

You wanna hear something that might make you cringe? I was on Fox Sports's web site a couple of days ago and the poll question was "Which Boston team deserves to win next?"

49% voted "Enough already!"

I think the Pats have the best shot in the next twelve months. The Chiefs are beating up on teams with starting QB issues. The Broncos have Peyton Manning at quarterback, whom I remember as being one of the all-time greats as long as he doesn't play beyond January 1st.

Zebster said...

I can certainly appreciate their sentiment but it is a cool graphic.
Anything's possible if you make it to the Super Bowl, which the Pats could, but the best teams are in the NFC. I don't want to get there and lose again. Actually think the Bruins or Sox have a better chance, though I'm not predicting such.