The Original Sports City
Growing up in a small town in Oklahoma; we never had a sports team we could call our own. The closest big city with a sports team was across the border in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys, The Dallas Mavericks, and the Texas Rangers. Great teams with loyal fans who stand by their team win or lose. As in Texas, I am sure that every major city who has a sports team feels equal about their beloved team. However, it was not until I recently visited the city of Boston that I discovered not only probably the best loyal fan base; but also a city where some of our major sports were originally born.
Boston, Massachusetts is where the shot around the world took place and so began the American Revolution. The Boston Tea Party, the ride of Paul Revere to warn the militia that the British were coming, and where the Declaration of Independence was first read. Rich in America’s history, Boston is the birthplace of what is America.
Out of this rich tradition; major sports also became in a sense; a revolution. For instance, the great Bobby Orr, who helped his hockey team sweep the Stanley Cup. Larry Bird and Bill Russel who were phenomenal on the basketball court playing in Boston Gardens for the Celtics. The awesome Boston Red Sox and the infamous Ted Williams.you cannot help but want to go to Fenway Park; grab a hot dog and a cold beer and cheer them on!
I took a walk around this beautiful city and everywhere I went, people were sporting their favorite Boston team apparel. The city is thriving in expanding with companies like Nike and GE moving their headquarters to this great city and sports are thriving as well. Boston; home to the American Revolution is also home to some of the greatest original sports teams of all time!