You’re not living in the “golden age” of New England sports. You’re living in the “platinum age,” maybe even the “diamond age.”
Hell, you could say you’re living in the age of whatever crazy fake metals that Captain America’s shield and Wolverines claws are made of. (If you’re a Marvel buff, you know that we’re talking about two different metals. Cap’s shield is Vibranium; Logan’s claws are Adamantium.)
With the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, New Englanders are on the cusp of enjoying their 13th major pro sports championship in the new century. Furthermore, if the Bruins eventually triumph over either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues, it will mean they, the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots will have combined for 272 playoff wins since the Y2K bug was stomped out.
That ridiculous number is illustrated in this equally ridiculous tweet from Barstool Sports’ Tucker Boynton:
That’s a lot of wins, and even more near-heart attacks.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is scheduled for Monday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET at TD Garden.
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