Monday, February 6, 2012

New York Over New England -- Forever



New York Tri-State Area
New York Yankees, 27: 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009
New York Giants (football), 8: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986, 1990, 2007, 2011
New York Giants (baseball), 6: 1889, 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954
New York Rangers, 4: 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
New York Islanders, 4: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
Brooklyn Dodgers, 4: 1890, 1899, 1900, 1955
New Jersey Devils, 3: 1995, 2000, 2003
New York Mets, 2: 1969, 1986
New York Knicks, 2: 1970, 1973
New York Jets, 1: 1968
Brooklyn Nets, none

New England
Boston Celtics, 17: 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008
Boston Braves, 13: 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1883, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1897, 1898, 1914
Boston Red Sox, 8: 1903, 1904, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007
Boston Bruins, 6: 1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, 2011
New England Patriots, 3: 2001, 2003, 2004
Providence Grays (defunct baseball team), 2: 1879, 1884
Providence Steam Rollers (defunct NFL team), 1: 1928

Note that these totals do not include the World Hockey Association title won by the New England Whalers in 1973, the American Basketball Association titles won by the team then known as the New York Nets in 1974 and 1976, or collegiate National Championships.

Baseball: New York 40, New England 25
Football: New York 9, New England 4
Basketball: New England 17, New York 2
Hockey: New York 11, New England 6

TOTAL: New York Tri-State Area 62, New England 52

To be honest, New England's done pretty well... for a smaller region than the New York Tri-State Area.

But they will always heel to New York, North & Central Jersey, and the good part of Connecticut.

Forever.

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