Why the Bay Area Is the Sports Capital of the World

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Consistency in Silicon Valley

Apr. 15, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Jose Sharks center Tommy Wingels (57) celebrates with left wing Raffi Torres (13) and center Joe Pavelski (8) after scoring a goal as Phoenix Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera (1) reacts during the second period at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

One can argue that the San Jose Sharks have been the Bay Area’s most consistent sports team, making the playoffs nine years in a row and counting, the second longest streak in the NHL.

Silicon Valley’s team is overshadowed by the other sports in the Bay, but they have been one of the better teams with one of the better fanbases in all of hockey for the past decade.

While they are still missing that elusive Stanley Cup title, the Sharks are set up to contend for years to come, with Joe Thornton using what’s left of his Hall of Fame career to chase a ring and the youngster Logan Couture developing into a superstar.

Making it to the playoffs means nothing without winning it all, and the Sharks understand that.

When they do kiss Lord Stanley’s Cup, however, you can bet that the city of San Jose, Silicon Valley, and all of the Bay Area will be celebrating right with them.