Bay Area teams are on a roll right now. The 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl. The Giants have won two of the past three World Series. Stanford won the Rose Bowl. The A's went to the playoffs. So did the Sharks. The Warriors have the fifth-best record in the Western Conference!
Are you listening Oakland Raiders? California Golden Bears?
Here are some of the Bay Area's best eras in sports:
2010-present Oct. 2010: Giants beat Rangers to win first World Series championship in 56 years (Also in 2010: Sharks reach conference finals; Cal's basketball team wins first regular season conference championship in 50 years and reaches NCAA Tournament; Saint Mary's basketball team wins first NCAA Tournament game in 51 years, advances to Sweet 16; San Jose Earthquakes advance to conference finals) 2011: San Jose Sharks advance to conference finals Oct. 2012: Giants beat Tigers to win World Series (Also in 2012: Sharks reach the playoffs; San Jose Earthquakes reach the playoffs) Jan. 1, 2013: Stanford beats Wisconsin to win Rose Bowl Jan. 2013: 49ers beat Falcons to advance to Super Bowl
1989-90 Jan. 1989: 49ers beat Bengals to win Super Bowl Oct. 1989: A's beat Giants to win World Series (Also in 1989: Warriors reach playoffs; Stanford's basketball team reaches NCAA Tournament for first time in 47 years; Saint Mary's basketball team reaches NCAA Tournament for first time in 30 years) Jan. 1990: 49ers beat Broncos to win Super Bowl (Also in 1990: A's advance to World Series; Cal's football team beats Wyoming to win Copper Bowl; California's basketball team reaches NCAA Tournament for first time in 30 years)
1970-76 Jan. 1, 1971: Stanford beats Ohio State to win Rose Bowl (Also in 1971: Giants and A's win division championships; 49ers advance to NFC Championship game; Warriors reach playoffs) Jan. 1, 1972: Stanford beats Michigan to win Rose Bowl Oct. 1972: A's beat Reds to win World Series (Also in 1972: 49ers win third consecutive division championship; Raiders win division championship; Warriors reach playoffs; USF's basketball team reaches NCAA Tournament) Oct. 1973: A's beat Mets to win second consecutive World Series (Also in 1973: Raiders advance to AFC championship game; Warriors advance to conference finals; USF's basketball team reaches NCAA Tournament) Oct. 1974: A's beat Dodgers to win third consecutive World Series. (Also in 1974: Raiders advance to AFC Championship game; USF's basketball team reaches NCAA Tournament; Earthquakes reach playoffs in their inaugural season) May 1975: Warriors beat Bullets to win NBA championship. (Also in 1975: Raiders advance to AFC championship game) In 1976: Raiders win fifth consecutive division championship; Warriors advance to conference finals; Earthquakes advance to conference championship Jan 1977: Raiders beat Vikings to win Super Bowl (Also in 1977: Warriors reach playoffs; Stanford beats LSU to win Sun Bowl; USF spends nine weeks as No. 1-ranked team in college basketball and reaches the NCAA Tournament; Earthquakes reach playoffs)