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Pats, Sox put Boston on top of sports world

Boston sports fans are on top of the world, and the view is a little different than what they're used to.

Originally Published: January 30, 2005
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Over the years, this pronounced perception has grown: New Englanders love to revel in the failure of their sports teams. In some quarters, there was a sneaking suspicion that they lived to lose.

As the Boston Bruins' flurry of the early 1970s faded and the Boston Celtics franchise slipped into the mediocrity of middle age in the 1990s, the half-filled glass seemed to become emptier. As the millennium approached, prospects seemed typically bleak. The last Bruins NHL championship came ...

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