18 San Francisco Bay Area Championships

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Andy Dolich -- 2015

Winning Ways by the Bay

By Andy Dolich

Does the number 18 ring a bell?
That's the number of World Championships won by the Warriors, 49ers, Giants, A's and Raiders (LA Raiders Super Bowl win not included because it's LA). If you are boo-hooing the Golden State Warriors falling short of the "Three Peat" and adding number 19, snap out of it! It was a heroic run with "Strength in Numbers" showing the team's true character.
The map of North America is chock full of major cities who have fallen far short in the ongoing Golden Age for those who live in the Golden Gate part of the Golden State. Wear your winning gear everywhere and show the pride represented by 18. Think of multiple millions of sports fanatics from coast-to-coast who are still striving to get into Championship double figures.
Remember that we are a bit different here in the Bay Area. We are the only market in sports history that staged a World Series between our local nines in the midst of a 6.9 tectonic plate shift!
Title Towns (Championships won in the Big Four pro sports -- NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.
49 -- New York City
30 -- Boston
29 -- Chicago
25 -- Los Angeles
24 --  Montreal (24 Stanley Cups)
22 -- Detroit (11 Stanley Cups)
18 -- San Francisco Bay Area
The Bay Area moves into fifth place when you subtract the Stanley Cups in Montreal and Motown. The unfiltered joy that the 49ers, Warriors, Giants, A's and untitled Sharks have provided us in person, on TV, radio, social media, newspapers, sports bars, dens and global digital delivery defines our passion and pride.
Take a quick time out to appreciate the players and coaches, owners, managers and other organizational teammates who have been at the forefront of this tidal wave of titles. Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Dwight Clark, Bill Walsh, Ronnie Lott, Eddie D, Al Attles, Rick Barry, Keith Wilkes, Clifford Ray, Franklin Mieuli, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Steve Kerr, Joe Lacob, Bruce Bochy, Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Peter McGowan, Al Davis, Ken Stabler, Willie Brown, Fred Biletnikoff, Marcus Allen, Charlie Finley, Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, Joe Rudi, Walter Haas, Rickey Henderson, The Bash Brothers, Dave Stewart, and Tony LaRussa among a much larger galaxy of stars from yesterday and today who didn't win Championships here.
Their personalities and professionalism helps define us as a sports market with class and sass. So raise a glass of whatever and toast our teams who have given us the opportunity to make Joyful Noise together.
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Andy Dolich has over five decades of leadership in the sports industry, including executive positions in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, pro soccer and lacrosse. Presently Dolich is COO of the Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL) and teaches sports business at Stanford's School of Continuing Studies. Dolich is also co-author of the new book:
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