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Kid's clever sign sums up how great it is to be a Boston sports fan
Major League Baseball

Kid's clever sign sums up how great it is to be a Boston sports fan

Published Feb. 4, 2015 8:08 p.m. ET

As you probably know, the 21st century has been a really good one for Boston fans so far. 

The New England Patriots' Super Bowl title is their fourth since the end of the 2001 season, and in that span, the Red Sox (2004, '07, '11), Celtics (2008) and Bruins (2011) all have hoisted championship trophies too. The Patriots celebrated their latest conquest with a parade in Boston on Wednesday, and one kid found the perfect way to encapsulate this incredible run of success:

That's right. Born circa 2001, already has nine championships in his life. Kind of beautiful and disheartening for the rest of us all at the same time.

If this young fella looks familiar, well ... it's not his first parade, and it's not his first sign either:


That's him celebrating the 2013 Red Sox World Series title in a very similar fashion.

Now if only the New England Revolution could turn around their nasty 0-5 mark in MLS Cup finals, we'd have a real out-of-control situation here.

So just how depressed should you feel about Boston's dynasty? The next-closest city is Los Angeles, needing just one extra year to tally its past nine. But that's only if you count Anaheim too, and we doubt there are too many Dodgers and Kings fans who are celebrating the Ducks and Angels crowns that put them in that position. Similarly, San Francisco and Oakland can get to nine only if they're grouped together, so throw it out if you don't want to count it.

In terms of purely one-city situations, second to Boston is Chicago, which needs a full decade more than Boston to count its past nine parades.

Tp put in perspective how far back some cities have to go for nine parades, here's the full list:

Los Angeles/Anaheim: 2000 (Ducks: 2007; Kings: 2012, 2014; Lakers: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010; Angels: 2002)*

Chicago: 1991 (Blackhawks: 2010, 2013; Bulls: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998; White Sox: 2005)

New York: 1990 (Giants: 1990, 2007, 2011; Yankees: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2009; Rangers: 1994)

San Francisco/Oakland: 1981 (49ers: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994; Giants: 2010, 2012, 2014; A's: 1989)

Detroit: 1968 (Red Wings: 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008; Pistons: 1989, 1990, 2004; Tigers: 1968, 1984)

Pittsburgh: 1975 (Steelers: 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005, 2007; Penguins: 1991, 1992, 2009; Pirates: 1979)

St. Louis: 1934 (Cardinals: 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011)

*If you don't want to include Anaheim as part of L.A., it shifts to 1988 for that area, when the Dodgers and Lakers each won titles.


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