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Peyton Manning is so excited about the Tennessee baseball team heading to Omaha to compete in the College World Series.
For the first time in well over a decade, the Tennessee baseball team has made it to the College World Series, and legendary former Vols quarterback Peyton Manning could not be happier.
Manning appeared on a Zoom call with Tennessee manager Tony Vitello to congratulate him on the monumental occasion. This is Tennessee’s fifth trip to the College World Series in school history. The Vols most recently punched their ticket to Omaha back in 2005. Given how much Manning loves the name of the biggest city in Nebraska, you better believe he was excited.
Watch Manning do his very best over Zoom to get Vitello to annunciate Omaha correctly.
Tennessee baseball: Peyton Manning loves that the Vols are going to Omaha
For those who may not truly understand why the New Orleans native quarterback who played his college ball in Knoxville and then professionally in Indianapolis and Denver has an affinity for Omaha, just watch any highlight of him playing in Denver Broncos orange. Manning would use Omaha as an indicator at the line of scrimmage in the latter part of his hall of fame NFL career.
It was merely a cadence thing, but it took on a life of itself. When you think of Omaha, you think of Warren Buffett, 311, Creighton Bluejays basketball, that one Counting Crows song, the College World Series and now Manning. Though he may be loving life in retirement and going to his places, Manning continues to be an ambassador for Tennessee athletics … and the Nebraskan metropolis.
There is only one way to say Omaha and it must be verbalized in the manner Manning yells it.
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