Who is the greatest dynasty in sports, ever? This question may go without ever having a definitive answer. In fairness, it will always be a matter of opinion, but here is a list of ones I think belong in the conversation.
From 1959-1966 the Boston Celtics won 8 straight NBA championships. This was part of a 30 year stretch where the Celtics won 16 NBA titles. How many teams do you know that won 8 straight championships?
Led by the greatest basketball player on the planet(don’t @ me), the Chicago Bulls won 6 NBA championships in 8 seasons from 1989-1998. During that eight year stretch they has 2 runs of 3 straight championships.
There is only 1 NFL team to ever win 4 Super Bowls in 6 years. From 1974-1979 the Pittsburgh Steelers became that team. In addition to that they, also won the AFC championship 8 times in 12 years starting in 1972. Considered by many the greatest dynasty in NFL history.
New England Patriots:
Over the last 15 years the New England Patriots have been in the Super Bowl 7 times. Winning 5 titles in the last 15 seasons. From 2001-2004 the Patriots won 3 of 4 Super Bowls led by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. 10 years later from 2013-2016 the dynamic duo have won 2 of 3 more Super Bowls. The only franchise to have 5 SuperBowls in a shorter span are the San Francisco 49ers. They won 5 SuperBowls in 13 season from 1982-1995.
Possibly the most dominant dynasty in any sport, but definitely the most decorates. From 1956-1960 the Canadians won 5 consecutive Stanley Cup championships. Again, in the 5 year span from 1965 to 1969 Montreal went on to win 4 more championships. Finally winning 4 more consecutive Stanley Cup championships from 1976 to 1979.
With the help of the greatest player to ever put on skates, the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup championship 5 times in 7 years from 1984-1990. Although this may be considered one of the greatest dynasties in history, the Edmonton Oilers have not won another championship since.
New York Yankees:
The New York Yankees could be on this list numerous times. It is why they stand alone in the baseball category. They are considered the epitome of dynasties. I decided to pick out just one of their many runs to greatness. From 1936-1939 the New York Yankees won an unprecedented four consecutive championships. If you take that stretch and carry it to 1941 they would end up winning 6 World Series championships in 8 seasons.
UCLA men’s basketball team won 10 NCAA championships from 1964-1975, including 7 consecutive from 1967-1973. During this same period the Bruins finished with a perfect season on 4 different occasions. Still widely considered to be the most dominant college program ever in sports history.
Currently in the heart of what could be the greatest dynasty ever seen in collegiate sports, the Connecticut women’s basketball team is now on a 98 game winning streak. If that wasn’t impressive enough this isn’t their first 90 game win streak in team history. As a matter of fact, its not the first one in the last 10 years. From 2000 to present day, the Huskies have won 10 National championships and have had 6 undefeated seasons.