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  1. May 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm | | Reply

    Hate to disagree with you, but the title of best pro franchise needs to go with the Yanks. More competition, better talent, bottom line. Especially with title # 28 on its way come October!

    1. May 25, 2010 at 4:52 pm | | Reply

      More competition? How so? Over the years the C’s have had to play some great teams to get to and win the NBA Finals. The gap between the Yankees and the next best team is often much larger than the gap between the Celtics and the next best team. The salary cap forces more competition and until baseball gets one really don’t see how you can saw the Yankees face more competition.

      As for better talent, that’s really gotta be a wash between the two. Bill Russell , Larry Bird, the big three, and on and on versus Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Yogi Berra, Lou Gehrig and on and on. Both teams all-time lineup is filled with Hall of Famers.

      The only arbitrary stat to look at is how many of their respective league’s titles has each team won, and in that regard the Celtics eek out the Yankees. 17/18 titles in 64 years is much more impressive than 27/28 titles in 109 years.

  2. rich
    May 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm | | Reply

    So if an expansion team wins a title in its first season, then its 1.000 % of titles makes it the all-time greatest? Very poor logic indeed. The Yankees won 20 out of the first 59 World Series which puts it ahead of the Celtics rate of their having won only 17 of the first 64.Plus, if you only count the years that both the Yankees and Celtics have existed together (1947-2010), the Yankees have won 17/63 (can’t count the strike year of ’94)and the Celtics have won 17/64. Edge Yankees in this spot as well as being the kings of having 27 crowns.

  3. garth
    February 18, 2012 at 3:39 am | | Reply

    THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS ARE THE BEST DYNASTY THEY ARE THE LAST TEAM TO WIN 4 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN A ROW AND THAT WAS 30 YEARS AGO.THEY WERE THE BEST AND THEY WON 4 IN A ROW IN A MODERN ERA WHERE PLAYERS ARE BIGGER STRONGER

    1. b6k66
      May 11, 2013 at 6:28 pm | | Reply

      4 cups in a row.. and made to the final to challenge for a 5 th. 19 straight playoff rounds without a loss. NHL record. much more impressive then wayne gretzky’s oiler teams … the islanders actually beat the oilers easily for their 4th cup.

  4. rich
    April 29, 2016 at 4:29 pm | | Reply

    The Yankees will now take over this category with the Celtics being eliminated from the 2016 NBA playoffs. When the NBA champion is crowned this June, the Celtics will have won 17 out of 70 NBA titles for a 24.29% success rate. The Yankees have won 27/111 World Series for a 24.32% success rate, making the Yankees “top dog” in this category as well as in many others.
    The Celtics will reclaim the highest spot should the Yankees fail to win a WS this fall. But, every season where both teams don’t win their respective title, the Yankees gain ground since the Celtics have played in fewer NBA seasons.

  5. Anthony Mastrandrea
    June 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm | | Reply

    Combining winning 17 championships in 64 years, 8 consecutive championships, and 11 championship within 13 years, the Celtics are the greatest professional sports team of all time. Case closed.

  6. Anthony M
    June 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm | | Reply

    17 championships in only 64 years, 8 in a row, 11 in 13 years. CELTICS,CELTICS,CELTICS, CASE CLOSED

  7. Leonard W
    May 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm | | Reply

    17 isn’t quite 27…now is it?

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