In 2004 Boston became only the second city after Pittsburgh to win two major sporting titles when the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl followed by the Boston Red Sox finally laying the Curse of the Bambino to rest. Previously, Pittsburgh in 1979 recorded the first double when the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XIV and the Pirates won the World Series.
Boston might get its second major title this year as the New England Revolution take on the Houston Dynamo tomorrow. The Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies in emphatic fashion on their way to winning this year's World Series. So will mainstream sports pundits sit up and take notice of this rare honour if it does take place.
Not likely. Not when you have Tom Brady and the Pats waiting to take over the Super Bowl as predicted. And in the unlikely event (as unlikely as Dan Quayle developing a brain) that does not happen, then there is the high flying Boston Celtics led by Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce who look unstoppable in their quest to bring the NBA title home after many years. They are the only unbeaten team left. If the Pats and the Celtics can't do it then we still have the Bruins who are struggling a bit in the NHL but are still good enough to head for the playoffs and might morph into the 2005 giant killing Carolina Hurricanes. As per the mainstream sporting media (the MSSM) the real deal is set to happen in 2008.
Be that as it may, if you are a New England Rev fan, it will be a huge event if New England does win and ends its years of futility trying to win the MLS. This is the third year in a row and the fourth time since 2002, New England has made it to the finals and in 2005 they lost to the LA Galaxy and last year they were beaten by the Houston Dynamo.