I think the New York Times is getting a little ahead of itself by preemptively declaring Boston a city with three winning teams. Someone touch wood, quick.
Of course, the article is “balanced” enough to include the dismal history of our teams. Two favorite passages: “Last spring, the team was accused of losing games on purpose so it could finish with the N.B.A.’s worst record and increase its chances of landing the No. 1 or 2 pick in the draft. The Celtics botched that, too” and “The Patriots’ history has been the most pathetic. Beyond frequent 3-13 seasons, their first true home, Schaefer Stadium, opened in 1971 with massive toilet overflows and barely improved thereafter.”