One of the most overrated teams in sports. People claim they were always Boston fans, but as recently as five years ago, the Baltimore Orioles drew more people to their ballpark. Because of the fact that they won the series in 2004, their popularity skyrocketed, and millions of fans jumped on the BoSox bandwagon. Their fans don't seem to realize that they also have to pay penalties for their outrageous contracts. For the amount of money they spend, they should be half-way decent.
The New York Yankees/Boston Red Sox rivalry is one of the most overrated rivalry on television. Along with Roger Clemens and Bonds, you'll never see anything about the Rockies or Marlins on ESPN.