Being a Boston sports fan sometimes has been a painful experience.
Each of our beloved teams have been through long droughts of mediocrity, or worse thanks to Rod Rust, witnessed most by the 86 year wait for the Red Sox to finally win another World Series.
The Celtics had a 22 year drought. The Bruins have not won the Lord Stanley cup since 1972, and the Patriots finally won their first Super Bowl in 2001 after 41 years of existence.
It has been a long and painful road to some of the best fans in sports, but these moments in time make up for all the heartbreak and depression.
The curse of the Bambino was finally lifted and no longer did the Red Sox fans have to repeat the "Wait till next year" mantra.
No longer were the Patriots the NFL's punching bags.
The Celtics finally brought banner No 17 home to roost, after a 22 year wait.
Hopefully, this is the season where the Bruins match this decade's glory of their three other Bostonian teams, and get to hoist Lord Stanley's cup on their shoulders, amid throngs of supporting (and sometimes rabid) fans. We have waited 36 years (which in Boston time is only a few minutes) and we are ready—more then ready.
This slide show will capture some of the greatest moments in Boston sports through the ages. There have been many thrills of victory as a Boston sports fan, but these special moments, I believe, are the cream of the crop.
Luckily for me, I have been alive for most of these moments, and all of them hold special significance to me personally. I just wish my grandfather had been alive to see the Red Sox finally win the World Series, after 86 years.
So, without further ado, I give you a slide show of my picks of the most glorious moments in Boston Sports History.