As good as Samuel Oshana is at making money for both himself and others, in some ways, he wishes he could be as successful as his beloved New England Patriots. But then, everyone probably wishes they were Tom Brady. The Patriots’ last losing season was in 2000, and they have now appeared in 11 Super Bowls, winning six them, which puts them in a tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins. They are also the only team to ever go 16-0 in a regular season. Head Coach Bill Bellichick and owner Robert Kraft always make sure the Patriots are always in the hunt for the NFL championship, which makes Samuel Oshana and most other Patriots fans very happy.
Like most Boston sports fans, Samuel Oshana can be said to be long-suffering, when it comes to another Boston team. The Boston Red Sox were a founding team in the American League of Major League Baseball and they won the first-ever World Series between the National and American Leagues in 1903. In the early days of the 20th Century, the red Sox were one of the most successful teams in professional baseball.
However, they stopped winning World Series Championships after 1918. The team sold baseball icon Babe Ruth (nicknamed the “Bambino”), one of the greatest players of all time, to their hated rival, the New York Yankees. That led to the beginnings of the superstition, “the Curse of the Bambino.” The Red Sox would not win a World Series after 1918, until 2004, when they became one of the most potent franchises in Major League Baseball. In the early part of the 21st Century, it is clear the curse has been lifted, since they won in 2004 and 2013, over the St. Louis Cardinals, in 2007, over the Colorado Rockies, and in 2018, ver the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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