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Boston Sports Decade Of Dominance Project Poses Some Interesting Questions

For Boston sports fans, it's been a pretty solid 113 months since Adam Vinatieri's game-ending boot split the uprights in the Superdome, vanquishing the Greatest Show on Turf and earning the New England Patriots their first NFL championship. 

The Patriots have continued to deliver the goods, setting records for offensive output, most consecutive games won and more, amassing two more Super Bowl titles, three Conference titles and eight division championships since then. In 2004, the Boston Red Sox broke an 86-year championship drought, defeating the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS after trailing three games to none in the series before going on to win their first World Series since 1918. They would win it again in 2007. 

And the Boston Celtics ended a 22-year championship drought at the expense of the Los Angeles Lakers, beating their hated rivals in Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals to earn Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen their first Larry O'Brien trophy. They cam within six minutes of doing it again in 2010, leading L.A. in the fourth quarter of game sevenbefore stumbling down the stretch. 

And most recently, the Boston Bruins re-wrote history, becoming the first team to win three game sevens in one postseason, and becoming the first Bruins team to fight back from 0-2 series deficits, not once, but twice. 

Our friends over at Gahden Gremlins have taken up the daunting task of determining which moment in any of these championship runs was the most memorable. The bracket, which incorporates 16 season-defining moments from the B's, C's, Sox and Pats over the past decade, can be viewed at the previous link.