The city of Atlanta is back on the mountaintop of the sports world now that the Atlanta Braves are World Series champions once again.
They clinched the series win Tuesday night over the Houston Astros and fans in Atlanta surely had a fun night filled with plenty of partying.
This ended the team’s personal title drought that lasted since 1995, which happens to be the drought for the city in general.
That could have been ended by the Atlanta Falcons in February 2017, but the team engineered one of the most epic collapses in NFL history.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was at the forefront of that disaster.
Yet he remains with the team and offered up some words of support as a fan once the World Series was over.
— Matt Ryan (@M_Ryan02) November 3, 2021
He gives Freddie Freeman a shoutout as the long-time Braves slugger is now immortalized in the city with a championship.
The Reliable Braves
Both the Braves and Falcons began playing in Atlanta in 1966.
WORLD SERIES CHAMPS‼️
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 3, 2021
It took until 1995 for the Braves to win a title and the Falcons are still waiting.
The Atlanta Hawks moved to the city in 1968 and they too are waiting to win a championship.
The sports-related heartbreak in Atlanta is real and the Braves remain the reliable group in terms of winning championships.
Ryan and the Falcons sure did get close, but the 28-3 collapse in Super Bowl LI to the New England Patriots will never be forgotten.
It is a game that defines Tom Brady‘s legacy and one that casts a dark cloud over Ryan and the Falcons.
Ryan is now 36 years old and hoping he can become like Freeman and bring a title home to Atlanta before his career comes to a close.