im going to reiterate what ive said all along: boston is the top of the mountain when it comes to sports cities. i dont like acknowledging this, but to deny it would be a large mistake. no other city has deeloped more significant or historic rivalries. whether it be the longevity of the lakers/celtics, the pure hatred between the yankees/red sox, or the multitude of meetings between the canadiens/bruins in the playoffs, boston is second to none. lets not dicount the patriots either, as they've developed significant rivalries with the jets, and more recently, the steelers and colts. ive clearly shown how boston fans are second to none as well. ive demonstrated how the recession has hit boston in the same manner they've hit detroit and other other cities while clearly showing how attendance in boston is more consistent across sports then new york, chicago, detroit and pittsburgh. any argument to the contrary be damned , boston fans support their teams across all four sports more then any other. finally, bostons championship pedigree cannot be denied. the red sox won the first world series. the bruins are apart of the "original six" in hockey, and have captured five stanley cups. the patriots have won 3 super bowls and can eily stake m as the of the past decade. the coup de gra is the celtics , who have won 17 nba championships, more then any other. because of the legacy, their intense rivalries, their championship pedigree and their unwavering fan base, its easy to see boston is the greatest sports town.