Tag Archives: Championships

First Football Champions

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What teams were the first winners of the AFL Championship, the NFL Championship, the AFC Championship, the NFC Championship, and the Super Bowl?

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  • AFL Championship:
    • 1960 Houston Oilers * defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 24 to 16
  • NFL Championship:
    • Based on win/loss %: 1920 Akron Pros
    • Based on championship game: 1933 Chicago Bears who defeated the New York Giants 23 to 21
  • AFC Championship:
    • 1971 (for the 1970 season) Baltimore Colts ** defeating the Oakland Raiders 27 to 17
  • NFC Championship:
    • 1971 (for the 1970 season) Dallas Cowboys 17 to 10 over the San Francisco 49ers
  • Super Bowl:
    • 1967 (Super Bowl I) Green Bay Packers over the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10

* Now the Tennessee Titans
** Now the Indianapolis Colts

Basketball Championships for Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team

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How many times has the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won the NCAA Division I basketball national championship?

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With their 2015 win over Notre Dame, the Connecticut women’s basketball team has won a total of ten NCAA Division I basketball national championships.

Most Consecutive North American Professional Sports Championships

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What team holds the record for the most consecutive professional sports championships in North America?

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The NBA’s Boston Celtics hold the record for the most consecutive professional sports championships in North America with eight NBA titles from 1959 to 1966. This was in a run of 10 consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals (from 1957 to 1966) in which the Celtics won the championship nine times.

Two teams are tied for second on the list with five consecutive wins. The first are the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens who won the Stanley Cup five times in a row from 1956 to 1960. This was part of seven consecutive appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals in which the Canadiens went 5 and 2.

The other team with five consecutive championships are the New York Yankees who won the World Series five times in a row from 1949 to 1953. Interestingly the New York Giants won the World Series in 1954, the Brooklyn Dodgers won it in 1955, and the Yankees won it again in 1956 so the World Series Champion was from New York eight years in a row.