Time to get on the stick, Patriots

Congratulations, Boston.

For the first time in sports history, a city can claim winning a world championship in all four major sports within a seven-year span.

The Boston Bruins on Wednesday night won their first Stanley Cup since 1972. The Boston Celtics won the NBA title in 2008. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and 2007.

And that means the New England Patriots now have the longest drought of the local teams. They're practically the Bad News Bears of Boston, having not won a title since the 2004 season.


ESPN.com contributor Ross Tucker, a former NFL offensive lineman who played for the Patriots and Buffalo Bills, tweeted this observation Wednesday night:

"Teenage fans in New England have no idea how good they've had it these past 10 years. The rest of their life is going to be a letdown."

Tucker's right. But as a native Clevelander now based in the Buffalo area, I know a couple of towns that gladly would trade being letdown for the rest of their lives in exchange for such concentrated fortune.