- World Series Champions - 2004 & 2007 Boston Red Sox. Now the class of the league. Much like the Patriots, soon to be hated for winning by too many runs in a game for too long a stretch of time, after they find Francona stealing signs from opposing teams.
- Super Bowl Champions - New England Patriots - 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007. Ok, the last one isn't set in stone yet. But the last three weeks saw scores of 48-21, 49-28, and 52-7. Two of those wins were against teams with winning records; one of those wins (Dalas) was against a team that was 5-0 and is now 6-1. We're seeing one of the best football teams ever assembled in a league of parity, tear it up against everyone, including the now-infamous "eff you" touchdowns that the Patriots are simply not holding back, despite the potential for backlash down the line (okay, not down the line, it's already happening).
- 2007 Formula One - Constructors' and Drivers' Championship - Ferrari. After Schumacher left last year, finishing second, Kimi Raikkonnen steals the driver's title this year away from hot rookie Lewis Hamilton and teammate/sworn enemy to Hamilton, Fernando Alonso (2-time defending champ). It was the first time in twenty-plus years that there was a three-way battle for the championship, and Raikkonnen had the lowest chance of winning, but they gutted it out.
- 2006 World Cup Champions, automatic qualifiers for 2010 World Cup, and contenders for the 2008 European Cup - Italia. As I've stated here before, another "eff you" team...can't get enough of that.
Did I mention that Kevin Garnett is playing for the Celtics and even the Bruins are showing signs of a bright future with a couple of amazingly talented young players? I think everyone outside of New England hates us about now...I wouldn't have it any other way.
As long as the Sox keep Lowell & Manny, & don't bother with A-Rod, all should remain well for the foreseeable future.