Tennessee sports teams are on the rise. When will the state get its first major league championship, and which team will get it?
The most unfortunate fact in Tennessee sports: Tennessee is the only state with at least three active professional sports squads and zero championships. It will not be three for long, though, as Nashville SC is getting ready for its big debut in 2020. They will not be included in this, though, as they have not began play yet as an MLS team.
This drought has to end at some point. The only teams to get close to winning it all were the Tennessee Titans in the 1999-2000 season, and the Nashville Predators in the 2016-17 season. Both teams fell just short of winning it all with the Titans coming the closest by falling one yard short of at least taking the Super Bowl to overtime versus the Rams.
This has left Tennessee sports fans with no bragging rights in sports debates with fans of the Patriots, Blackhawks, and Lakers for years. The only thing Tennessee has to show in 20 years of having professional sports teams are division and conference championships.
So, when will we finally see a Tennessee team hoist the biggest prize in their respective sports?