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A city of passion, history, influence

Add up all the ingredients, and it's clear why Boston is a sports power

Originally Published: September 13, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPNBoston.com

For a certain segment of the population living outside the 617 area code, so convinced of a vast East Coast conspiracy to elevate Boston at the diminishment of the rest of the world, today's launch of a site dedicated to Boston sports might seem a tad redundant.

Save for its NHL team, Boston has been in the sports world's face rather heavily during this recent stretch of history, and there is little doubt the city is enjoying quite a run. During the past 10 years, Boston teams ...

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