Boston Fans Can Claim Two Best Dynasties in Sports History
Move over Bambino, Rocket Richard, and Bill Russell. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick took their place in NFL history yesterday in Atlanta when the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53. The win was the sixth title for both head coach and quarterback, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Vince Lombardi trophies since the game's inception in 1967. The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers are tied for the second-most Super Bowl wins with five each.
If you take a look at the success the New England Patriots have had since 2001, there is little argument that the team has enjoyed the most successful post expansion dynasty in sports history. Whether or not their on-field success during this time tops the greatest in all of professional sports is up to radio hosts and others who will debate it ad nauseam.
If you take a close look at the New York Yankees from 1923 - 1962, the team dominated Major League baseball for more than four decades with dozens of Hall of Famers on their rosters. The Boston Celtics had a much shorter dynasty, but the team still won 11 NBA titles from 1956 - 1969. In hockey, the Montreal Canadiens had their names etched in the famed Stanley Cup trophy 15 times from 1955 through 1979. Of those three dynasties, only the Celtics compare to the Patriots. Like Red Auerbach and Russell, Belichick and Brady have been there since the beginning. Despite Spygate, Deflategate, and other countless internet reports suggesting a rift between head coach and quarterback, New England has always excelled when it mattered most. For Boston sports fans, they own two of the greatest dynasties in history.