Back to back? Hmmm…let’s talk.

Photo: Anthony Moretti 5Aug2016

Simply presenting some facts:

The New York Yankees have won 27 championships, with championship runs of five, four, and three (twice).

The U.S. men’s 4-x-100 relay team has won every Olympic Games in which its participated dating to 1960.

The Boston Celtics won 11 titles in a 13-year stretch, including eight in a row.

The Soviet hockey team won eight straight world championships, and it also won three straight on two separate occasions.

The Montreal Canadiens won five consecutive Stanley Cup championships; they also won four in a row later. The franchise also has won 24 titles.

The Toronto Maple Leafs won five titles in a seven-year stretch.

The Chicago Bulls won six titles in eight years.

The Los Angeles Lakers won five titles in nine years.

The Edmonton Oilers won five championships in six years.

UNC’s women’s soccer team won nine straight championships.

Minnesota’s football team won three straight titles.

Kenyon College’s men’s swimming team — get ready for this — won 31 straight championships.

Edwin Moses won 122 straight men’s 400-meter hurdles races in his career.

UConn’s women’s basketball team won 111 straight games, which included three championship seasons.

UCLA men’s basketball team won 10 titles in 12 years, including a stretch when it won seven in a row.

In the current era, LeBron James has played in the NBA Finals for seven consecutive years.

Setting all that aside, maybe winning two straight is still a big deal. And maybe it should be celebrated.

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