You know the numbers. Each of the Big Four Boston sports teams have won a championship since 2004. Eight titles in all have been secured since 2001. That run of success is truly extraordinary. But you know what? It also lends itself to a lengthy list of what-ifs, for reasons both exhilarating and disappointing. The constant relevance leads to fascinating possibilities, not all of which come to fruition.
Skeptical? Then just consider our list of the biggest Boston sports what-ifs from 2013 alone. You’ll be convinced of how lucky we are, and how easily so many pivotal moments and moves could have gone differently.