After championship drought, a delirious deluge
Since 2001, the exceptional has become the expected in this sports-mad region
Born into a family of Boston sports fans three weeks after the Celtics won the 1986 championship, Myles Lane was closing in on 16 and had never seen a title when Adam Vinatieri lined up for the kick that changed everything. Seven championships, four sports, one town, 10 years. Now the Patriots are in the Super Bowl again, a bookend to a decade for the ages, touching nostalgia and memories of a time before duck-boat parades for people like Lane, who skipped school for that “once in a lifetime’’ moment.