Tale Of The Tape: Better Sports Region – Boston Vs. Bay Area

Petaluma native Jonny Gomes celebrates hoists the 2013 World Series trophy in Boston. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
  • Hockey
    Let's get this one over with. The Sharks have had the best team around to NOT get it done for more than a decade. Enjoy the title Kings, there's always next year, but we aren't holding out hope.
    The 2011 champs are also one of the "Original 6" NHL teams. The Bruins' most famous player ever was Bobby Orr, Joe Thornton is arguably the best Shark ever, and the Bruins gave him to us. We concede.
  • Basketball
    Let's be honest, there isn't a team in the NBA more fun to watch than the current Dubs, But we're going to have a tough time competing on this one.
    Ok, ok - 17 championships. We get it.
  • Baseball
    Wasn't long ago that these two franchises were almost as synonymous with futility as the (Gasp) Cubs - my how times have changed. Boston's most recent title was last year, while SFs was 2012. But the Giants are the best team on earth right now, so we are claiming this one.
    Boston is suffering from the World Series hangover, we know what that's like, But a worse record than the Astros? Yuck. Can't give it to you, Red Sox.
  • Football
    Three straight NFC Championship games and a rivalry with Seattle that so good that even ESPN has noticed they play football on the West Coast? Things couldn't be better, could they? Don't answer that, Richard Sherman. Still, we've got the better team.
    They go to the playoffs every year, which is amazing, but "Tom Terrific" just hasn't had enough weapons lately to get back to the Super Bowl. And he's from the Bay Area anyway, so we get partial credit for his success.
RESULTS
Hard to complain if you are a fan of the big four sports in either of these markets. Nobody enjoys postseason play with the same regularity as bean town and fog city. So which area will get the Olympic bid? That will have to be decided on venues, weather and scenery. I wonder who wins that contest...

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