Top 10 Boston sports moments of the decade
1) Bruins win the Stanley Cup - 2011
-They did it. They actually did it. The Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972 by going into Vancouver and winning Game 7. Images of Tim Thomas, Patrice Bergeron, and Zdeno Chara hoisting la Coupe Stanley in that white road Bruins jersey will be remembered forever. This is No. 1 for me because the Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy in sports. It’s also the most difficult trophy to win. The B’s had two more chances to win the Cup in this decade, but lost to Chicago in 2013 and St. Louis earlier this year. When will the Bruins win it again? Who knows. That’s why 2011 was so special. I miss that team. It might be my favorite team of all time, in any sport. And it feels like yesterday.
2) Malcom Butler’s interception against Seattle wins Super Bowl XLIX for Patriots - 2015
-Marshawn Lynch is still shaking his head at Pete Carroll’s decision to throw the football on 2nd-and-goal from the 1-yard line. Instead of running, Russell Wilson threw the ball, and Butler made arguably the greatest play in the history of sports. Even if Butler just batted the ball down, Seattle would’ve had two more tries to get into the end zone and probably would’ve still won the Super Bowl. The only way the Patriots could’ve won is if Butler intercepted that pass, and literally ripped the Lombardi Trophy out of the Seahawks’ hands, which he did. I’ve never screamed louder or jumped higher than I did in that moment. Unreal.
3) Patriots overcome 28-3 second-half deficit to beat Atlanta in Super Bowl LI - 2017
-Imagine this not even being the best Super Bowl win in franchise history? That’s how good the Patriots have been over the last two decades. The Pats were down 28-3 with under three minutes left in the third quarter, and they still won the game in overtime. I think I’m still shocked by it.
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