New England and Boston fans have been spoiled with professional sports championships since 2000. All 4 major teams have one at least one championship since the turn of the century, totaling 11 trophies. The world knows that we have clearly dominated the sporting landscape, and gives us well deserved respect every time the Duck Boats carry our heroes around the town. Respected broadcasts like NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and NBC Boston talk about how great of a sports city it is, and people around the country tip their caps in respect. Well, I am here to tell you that New England isn’t getting enough credit for just how dominate they are.
In case you aren’t a true sports fan, I’ll remind you that the Daytona 500 is today. NASCAR is a sport that was born in the South and is almost exclusively driven by guys from North Carolina.
Like Dale Earnhardt
The other Dale Earnhardt
And also Jeff Gordon
(Editors Note: I Wikipedia’d it, he’s not lying)
People flock to the tracks to cheer on the men they consider “Redneck Jesus”, and it is the pride of their sporting world. In 2018, Joey Logano won the NASCAR Championship in Miami. That’s right…
THAT Joey Logano.
The one that was raised in Middletown, Connecticut. That’s right..
The one that is planted firmly in New England. That’s right…
THAT New England.
(Full disclosure: I get that some douchebags from CT root for NY teams, but Joey is a Pats fan so we get him).
A northern kid going down and kicking some asphalt against some “Good ole boys”. Going 200 miles per hour while the slow talkers down there only go 198. I feel that this might be the greatest underdog story that has gone untold, and I am glad that all 7 of you readers finally know the truth – that New England is truly the Sporting Capital of America.
Other notable New England championships since 2000:
Trinity College Bantam Squash: D3 National Champions 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018. I’m not fucking joking. They were runner ups in 2012 and 2014.
Bentley University Falcons Women’s basketball: 2014 D2 National Champions
Tufts University Men’s Lax: 2014 and 2015 D3 National Champions
Shalane Flanagan, Marblehead High School: In 2017 became the first American woman since 1977 to win the NYC Marathon. You’re welcome, rest of America. Her high school mascot is also called the Magicians, so that’s just another scarf up our sleeve
Babson College D3 Mens Basketball: 2017
Running list of D1 hockey teams to win National Championships:
Boston College – 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012
Boston University – 2009
Yale – 2013
Providence – 2015
(Maine also won in 1999, we love you guys but this is strictly since 2000)
I could go on and on but I think the picture is pretty clear. I am sick of New England not getting enough credit for its sports domination