It's bad enough that the Redsock '17 Hall of Fame Superteam of Destiny (TM) has already won the 2017 World Series, but the "Hub" is also celebrating next month's Super Bowl victory by the ever-cheating Patriots. Boston has won nine sports championships since 2000, and today's Globe asks whether all that success has become Trumpian.
Until now, I didn't give a golden shower who won the Lady Gaga Bowl. Oh, I probably would have rooted against Boston out of habit, but I hate the NFL hype machine, and I don't have it in me to get juiced up on behalf of Atlanta - a city I only know from in-flight layovers. Now, I'm ready to do some nasty juju. I mean, somebody has to stop this Boston cavalcade of crapola.
Since 2000, the Patriots have earned, now, seven Super Bowl berths, and won four; the Red Sox have won the three World Series in which they appeared, in 2004, 2007, 2013; the Celtics have played in two NBA Finals, winning in 2008; and the Bruins made two Stanley Cup Finals, winning in 2011.
For some time now, New York City sports has been a flat-out disgrace. Good God, the Knicks are easily the worst pro franchise in all of sports. But the worst part of NYC is that, in some opposing fans' eyes, we're still viewed as fat cats, undeserving of all our success. We "buy" pennants. We take wins for granted. We are used to high-priced superstars. What a joke.
Right now, if every NYC sports team followed the Yankee lead - dump oldsters, go with youth, and rebuild - we might have a championship or two in the next five years. But let's not kid ourselves. In NYC, nobody plans for the next five years. We're lucky to plan for the next five minutes. In this millennium, Boston has eaten our lunch. And by this time next year, they might just have two more championships on their skyline. Our "arch-rivals," folks.
And the problems all stem from a raft of second-generation owners who have never gone hungry in their lives, who have never known what it's like to need a paycheck, and who take for granted the loyalty of their fans.