From 1984-1987, the Boston Celtics went 251-77 (.765) en route to four division titles, four conference championships and two NBA crowns. In 1988, the Celtics went 57-25 (.695) for their fifth consecutive division title. The Battle with the Hawks In the opening round, they easily dispensed with Patrick Ewing’s New York Knicks to face the Atlanta… Read More May-22, 1988: The Bird-Dominique Duel
In 2003, the San Antonio Spurs ended the Los Angeles Lakers three-peat reign by beating them 4-2 in the Conference Semifinals en route to their second NBA title. In the off-season, the Lakers added four veterans to their squad – future Hall of Famers Karl Marlone and Gary Payton along with role players Horace Grant… Read More May-13-2004: Derek Fisher Game Winner with 0.4 Seconds
For the Los Angeles Clippers, this last season was: Their 7th straight season winning 60-percent or more games; Their 6th straight season with 50 or more wins; Their 2d season in a row losing in the first round; and Their 47th season in a row failing to reach the conference finals. They are the only… Read More The Rise and Fall of Lob City
Today marks the anniversary of the opening of three great American ballparks – Fenway Park, Tiger Stadium and Wrigley Field. Of the three only Fenway and Wrigley remain and they are the only two pre-1960 Major League Baseball parks still in use. 1912 Opening Day for Fenway Park and Tiger Stadium Boston’s Fenway Park opened on… Read More Apr-20: The Great Baseball Temples Debut
This is a red letter day for the Boston Celtics dynasty, as it all began on this day in 1957 and the Celtics set the regular season home record on this date in 1986. 1957 The Dynasty Begins A dynasty is born on April 13, 1957 when the Boston Celtics won their first NBA championship… Read More April-13: The Celtic Dynasty Begins and Peaks
Last year was an all-time low for Canadian hockey. Canadian teams were shut out of the Stanley Playoffs completely, ensuring that with the first playoff puck drop their Stanley Cup drought would extend to 23 years. After being forced to watch the playoffs take place entirely below the 49th parallel in 2016, five Canadian teams… Read More Canada Returns to Stanley Cup, But Can They End the 23-Year Drought?
Spring is here, that season of hope as baseball begins anew and basketball and hockey begin their long playoff runs. Nonetheless, even with the Cubs winning the World Series there are a number of franchises with very long droughts. We’ve provided a summary below of championship, conference titles and playoff appearance droughts along with a… Read More Active Sports Droughts