Rememeber, I predicted the day the Sox won the World Series in 2004 that the Red Sox would win in 2006, if they won in 2004.
The formula is there. It is undeniable. A Boston team beats St. Louis to break a very long championship drought, then does not win the championship the following year, and then wins again in the year after that. Celtics in 57/59 (St. Louis Hawks), Bruins in 70/72 (St. Louis Blues), Patriots in 02/04 (St. Louis Rams), Red Sox in 04/06 (St. Louis Cardinals).