The Atlanta Braves won the 2021 World Series. The Georgia Bulldogs topped the first College Football Playoff ranking of 2021.
Tuesday was a good night for sports teams in the state of Georgia. And that’s saying something, because, well, things haven’t exactly been going smoothly for teams around those parts for quite some time now.
The Braves, beating the Houston Astros, became baseball champions for the first time since 1995 — and they’ve had plenty of opportunities. The Braves came in this season and had 16 consecutive post-season appearances without winning the World Series – the longest drought in Major League Baseball history.
And that it was this team that ended the dry spell is hard to imagine, as the Braves didn’t have a winning record until August 6, entering the postseason with 88 wins, the fewest of any team in these playoffs.
Houston entered this series as the favorite, meaning many Braves fans expected more heartbreak. Yes, we know, the Atlanta FC United won the 2018 MLS Cup. But… remember, the Braves lost four World Series in the 1990s. The Atlanta Dream have reached the WNBA Finals three times and never won. The Atlanta Falcons famously blew a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, a game they lost 34-28 in overtime. In the 2018 College Football Playoff, the Georgia Bulldogs, who played in Atlanta, lost to Alabama overtime. The Bulldogs have not won a national championship since 1980.
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) Nov 2, 2021
But on Tuesday, the Braves kept the trophy. And that wasn’t the only big win of the evening. The Bulldogs stood as the undisputed No. 1 team in college football, with No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Michigan State and No. 4 Oregon all looking up to them.
The Bulldogs and Atlanta teams couldn’t help but congratulate the Braves.
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) Nov 3, 2021
WORLD SERIES CAMPS️
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) Nov 3, 2021
— Atlanta Dream (@AtlantaDream) Nov 3, 2021
WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS.
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) Nov 3, 2021
FOR THE ️
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) Nov 3, 2021
Some of the top players from those Atlanta teams were also there to celebrate online.
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) Nov 3, 2021
It’s lit!!! Congratulations to the city https://t.co/kGFPPwicU7
— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) Nov 3, 2021
— Kevin Huerter (@KevinHuerter) Nov 3, 2021
A Braves World Series. Georgia looks like the best team in college football. Here’s how the rest of the world — and out of this world — congratulated the Braves.
— Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) Nov 3, 2021
— Kyle Schwarber (@kschwarb12) Nov 3, 2021
— Chase Elliott (@chaselliott) Nov 3, 2021
The @Braves have been a real ace in Max Fried for a long, long time. After the fight in the first inning, he increased his speed, effectiveness and aggressiveness. He showed the Fried we all expected to see and it was beautiful to see ? #World series
— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) Nov 3, 2021
4-1 @Braves #WorldSeries2021 Congratulations to Brian Snitker, the guys on the field and everyone in the Braves organization. Truly a team effort. World Champions 2021. A season to remember! Thanks Braves!
— Dale Murphy (@DaleMurphy3) Nov 3, 2021
BRAVE BABY!! WS CAMPS! #repayment year
— Reggie Jackson (@Reggie_Jackson) Nov 3, 2021
— Greg Maddux (@gregmaddux) Nov 3, 2021
The Chuck warranty has seemingly turned the corner. Bucks now Braves.
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) Nov 3, 2021
Shot for my AA manager Brian Snitker. Hats off to my AA batboy Troy Snitker. Great series. Congrats @Braves on a great season. See you soon baseball.
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) Nov 3, 2021
A visit to the Houston clubhouse is a great place to throw a party.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) Nov 3, 2021