Boston One of 4 Cities With Super Bowl and World Series in Same League Year

Boston One of 4 Cities With Super Bowl and World Series in Same League Year


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It's quite incredible to think about all the success that Boston/New England-area sports teams have had over these last few calendar years.

The New England Patriots just won Super Bowl LIII, making that their sixth title in the last 18 NFL seasons. More importantly, it was the 39th professional championship for the city of Boston – and yes, the New England Patriots, who play in Foxborough, Mass., count for that city.

This latest Super Bowl title puts the Patriots into yet another rare category, but, this time, they'll share it with the Boston Red Sox. This is now the second time in history that Boston has won a World Series and Super Bowl title in the same league year – the first to do so since they did it back in 2004. 

What a run it's been for Boston sports fans. If you grew up in Boston or the surrounding New England-area and you're a sports fan, this era will have you spoiled for the rest of your existence.

Prior to Boston, which dubbed itself Title Town in 2004, the last city to hold both the World Series and Super Bowl titles was New York, all the way back in 1986.

Plus, the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics have won titles recently as well, with the Bruins taking home the Stanley Cup in 2011 and the Celtics having won the NBA title in 2008. Both of Boston's hockey and basketball franchises have been dominant historically, combining to win 23 titles overall – 17 by the Celtics and six by the Bruins.

While it's been a rough run for New York sports fans, Boston still ranks second to their best friends right down I-95, New York City, which owns a record total of 51 professional sports championships.

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