NFL: New England Patriots
They were a dominant force to begin with in the 2006 playoffs, but the New England Patriots truly have come into a class of their own. They are currently undefeated at 13-0 and looking to go 16-0 for the first time since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.
Led by franchise quarterback Tom Brady, wide receiver Randy Moss, and inside linebacking presence Tedy Bruschi, the Patriots were truly the class of the NFL. They will be a contender for the Super Bowl in 2008.
Runner Up: Indianapolis Colts
MLB: Colorado Rockies
Sure, you have the Boston Red Sox, who ended up winning it all this year, but I would have to say that the Colorado Rockies truly had a spectacular season. They were simply a mediocre NL West team to begin the season, but as it wound down, they started on an incredible winning streak and made it into the MLB playoffs, where they won their first seven games, sweeping the Phillies and the Diamondbacks to get to the World Series.
Led by second baseman Kazuo Matsui, first baseman Todd Helton, and outfielder Matt Holliday, these Rockies were simply unstoppable and had an amazing run going at the end of the season. Look for them to have another great season in 2008, but I'm not sure if they can make it quite as far.
Runner Up: Boston Red Sox
Everyone thought the odds on favorite to win it all would have been the 67-15 Mavericks, but the Spurs were never discouraged and stepped up their game in the playoffs. They ended up sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, embarrassing young star LeBron James in the process.
The Spurs are led by their big man, Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili, who were absolutely phenomenal in the playoffs. Don't count out Tony Parker either, as he was a key cog and floor general for them.
Runners Up: Dallas Mavericks / Detroit Pistons
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