Boston & New York are part of a losing tradition in the world of sports

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IMay 17, 2010

BOSTON - MAY 14:  Mark Stuart #45, Michael Ryder #73, Johnny Boychuk #55 and Daniel Paille #20 of the Boston Bruins congratulate Danny Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Flyers defeated the Bruins 4-3.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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As the Philadelphia Flyers were completing a comeback from a 0-3 deficit in Game 7 while simultaneously rebounding from a 0-3 quagmire in the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals, there had to be a twinge of satisfaction among New York sports fans in watching the city of Boston lower their collective heads in shame.

After all, less than six years ago, the Boston Red Sox were directly responsible for preventing the New York Yankees from participating in their 5th World Series in seven years by doing exactly what the Flyers did to the Boston Bruins.

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