For the last 100-plus years, our city and our region have been blessed with the best the sports world has to offer. Great teams. Legendary coaches. Unforgettable moments. Championships. Dynasties. And a mother lode of great athletes that is the envy of virtually every other sports city. Which begs the question:
Who is the best athlete in the history of Boston sports?
It’s a question that has fueled a million bar room arguments, and now we’re taking it into the 21st century because Dale & Holley with Thornton are letting you decide with a March Madness tournament. We’ve arranged 64 of the greatest athletes our sacred homeland has seen, from the 1900s to our current best of the best. Vote for the winner of each matchup, beginning with Monday’s first round in the Dale Arnold regional. We will roll out another regional each day until Thursday, announce the first round winners on Friday, and roll out the second round next week.
Click here to start voting. And just as an added bonus, because we love you and want you to feel appreciated, just for signing up you are entered to win a football autographed by Tom Brady, whom I’m fairly certain made it into the field of 64.
How the winners are determined is entirely up to you. Do you give more weight to championships or individual statistics? Favor one sport over another? Give more credit to guys you’ve seen over those from the past? That’s your call. We’re not just here to defend democracy, we’re here to practice it.