Has there ever been a more perfect weekend for fans of Boston sports?

Like all great weekends, this one lingers on. On Tuesday, the duck boats line up once again as we celebrate the fifth Patriots championship in the last 16 years.

It was the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, as the greatest quarterback of all time engineered an improbable come-from-way-behind overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons. No team had ever rallied from such a second-half deficit in the NFL playoffs, let alone on Super Sunday.

Bleary-eyed, we dragged ourselves out of bed Monday to return to our lives with echoes of the boos cascading down on Roger Goodell still ringing in our ears.

Time and again we’ve written about this Golden Era of Boston sports. Usually, we talk about the glorious history we’ve witnessed over the past 20 years. Today, we can’t help but marvel at the remarkable state of our teams right now.

Before kickoff Sunday, the Celtics hosted the Clippers at the Garden as former Boston great Paul Pierce played his final regular-season game in Boston as a Clipper. The Truth felt the love with one ovation after another, and got off the final shot of the day and sank a 3-pointer that brought the crowd to its feet for him one last time.

Meantime, the Celts won their seventh straight game, solidifying their hold on first place in the Atlantic Division. First place. It was the kind of day that seems to only happen in Boston.

We got to cheer for one of our favorites and still savor a victory.

We didn’t savor it for long. All eyes were on Houston, even as the Falcons roared out to a seemingly insurmountable 28-3 lead in the second half.

All of that was just to make the win that much sweeter. This season, the Patriots overcame scorn from the national media, a ridiculous four-game suspension to Brady, and a deficit of more than three touchdowns in the second half to win it all.

Soon, Brady was posting pictures of his family during the celebration. Look to the right and you’ll see his brother-in-law, Kevin Youkilis, who thought he witnessed the greatest playoff comeback ever as a member of the 2004 Red Sox.

Only in Boston can a pair of brothers-in-law argue over which was a better comeback: the 3-0 ALCS deficit or the three-touchdown hole in the second half.

The good times keep on rolling. A day before the duck boats were to roll through the streets of Boston, the Red Sox truck carried gear and high expectations out to I-95 on the way to Fort Myers, Florida.

Spring training is just a week away and the Sox begin the season as The Team to Beat in the American League.

Ten championships in 16 years. We never thought we could top the ’04 Red Sox run, the last-minute field goals, the tear-jerking Boston Strong championship or the Bruins’ and Celtics’ returns to glory.

Yet these teams keep finding new ways to climb new heights. And the Golden Era keeps shining ever more brightly.

Tom Caron is a studio host for the Red Sox broadcast on NESN. His column appears in the Portland Press Herald on Tuesdays.

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