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8 Cities Most Likely To Win Multiple Championships In The Same Year

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8 Cities Most Likely To Win Multiple Championships In The Same Year

8 Cities Most Likely To Win Multiple Championships In The Same Year
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There are few things better than when your team wins a championship. I remember where I was when the Dallas Cowboys won their Super Bowls in the 90’s. I remember my exact reaction when my favorite sports franchise of all time, the Dallas Stars, won their first Stanley Cup in 1999. Conversely, I have friends that have never seen their team win the big game in their lifetimes, and I feel for them to not know how great it feels to be part of a championship, even if you were not affiliated with the team in any official way.

For that offseason, and until your team is eliminated from repeating or defending its crown, us fans have the privilege and responsibility to brag on our team. We wear our colors, buy all the merchandise possible, some even skip school and/or work to go to the parades and parties. It is truly a remarkable time.

Believe it or not, some cities have been fortunate and lucky enough to hoist not just one championship, but two in the same season. Pittsburgh was the last team to do so, in 2009 when the Steelers and Penguins both reached the summit. In 2005 the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots both brought glory to Beantown. Before modern expansion, it was actually somewhat common, happening 10 times between 1927-1957. The 1970’s saw it happen three times, since then it has been scarce.

So which cities have the best chance to hoist multiple championship trophies, either this season, or in the next few years? The list will be limited to the four “major” sports, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. I have eight cities that have a shot to take home multiple titles in the same year.

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Dallas

Dallas
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Say what you will, but the Cowboys are leading the NFC East and have proven they can hang with the best teams in the NFL. The Texas Rangers have had struggles down the home stretch recently, but have made two World Series appearances in the last four years and have a general manager capable of getting them back to the Series.

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Houston

Houston
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It obviously won’t be this year with the way the Texans are playing, but they have the potential to be better than their record and play have shown this season. The Rockets however, have the talent to make a run despite their first round exit in last season’s playoffs.

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St. Louis

St. Louis
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The Cardinals have made 23rd World Series appearances, having previously won 12 times. The Blues are will have to get past the Chicago Blackhawks, but could make some noise in the playoffs.

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis
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The Indianapolis Pacers took the Miami Heat to a game seven before falling short in the Eastern Conference finals. The Colts are currently leading the AFC South, and with Andrew Luck are dark horse favorites to come out of the AFC.

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Bay Area

Bay Area
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The San Francisco 49ers are the reigning champions of the NFC and with a stable of young talent to compliment their veterans, could make a push for Super Bowls for the next few seasons. The Golden State Warriors also have a solid young core that advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs last season.

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Detroit

Detroit
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Now a member of the NHL’s Eastern Conference, the Red Wings should be a team that challenges the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins for the right to play for the Stanley Cup. The Lions offense is one of the best in the NFL, with the right matchup, the Lions could surprise some in the playoffs, and don't forget the Tigers, who are always in the mix.

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Chicago

Chicago
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The Windy City is very likely city to get at least two titles in the near future. The Bulls are one of a few teams that can challenge for Eastern conference supremacy, the Bears have a legit shot with their new high powered offense, and the Blackhawks have already won two Stanley Cups in the last four years and their core players are all signed for the next few years.

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Boston

Boston
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The Bruins are the reigning Eastern Conference champions and almost forced a game seven in last year’s Stanley Cup final. As long as the Patriots have Tom Brady and a healthy Rob Gronkowski, then they have to be in the discussion of teams that could take the Super Bowl. The Red Sox have also been a MLB power, winning their third World Series in the last 10 years.