Does Justin Bieber Deserve Credit For The State of Georgia’s Recent Success In Sports?
Look. People are asking.
Okay. So maybe I’m the only one asking. And I know what you’re probably thinking. You’re thinking I’m crazy. And you’re not wrong. But hear me out on this one. The Braves had not won a World Series championship since 1995. The Georgia Bulldogs had not won a College Football National Championship since 1980. You are talking about droughts of 26 years and about 41 years respectively. For two incredibly storied brands in their respective sports, that’s a very long time, Jack. A very long time indeed.
So what does the Canadian Pop Star have to do with any of this? Great question. On March 19th of 2021, Mr. Bieber opened up the curtains to his life. He gave us a sneak peak inside, one might say. He told us where he gets his bounty of pitted fruits we all know and love as the peach. And it’s not Canada, my friends. It’s Georgia. His song “Peaches” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 30th, just two days before the Braves went on their run to bring the hardware home. And look. I know he also says he gets his weed from California in the song as well. But the song ain’t named “Weed.” It’s named “Peaches.” And since Bieber released it, the state of Georgia has two championships.
Now, you might be asking, “What about the Hawks? What about the Falcons?” And I’ll give it to you. Those are fair questions. But two things. One, the Hawks proceeded to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals after Mr. Bieber released this hit. No one really expected them to do that. And two, I don’t need to tell you that I got “Justice” on vinyl for my birthday this past year to let you know I’m a Belieber (and also a little bougie). However, as great I think he is, even I know Justin isn’t a wizard that can reverse curses.
So, all of this to say, I think we need to start throwing a little more credit Justin’s way. He didn’t NEED to tell you where he got his peaches. He didn’t NEED to get a peach tattooed to his neck. But he did. And for better or worse, the state of Georgia has been bringing home trophies left and right. If the Winnipeg Jets (formally known as the Atlanta Thrashers) hoist the Stanley Cup this year, I think you have to give that one to Atlanta, too.
And Justin, if you ever see this, please write a song about Imo’s Pizza or Toasted Ravioli. As an entitled Cardinal’s fan, they haven’t won the World Series since 2011 and I’m getting antsy…