PRESS RELEASE – Bridgeport Bluefish general manager Ken Shepard has officially requested that Peyton Manning call out and use “Bridgeport” as an audible during Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday. Manning’s “Omaha” play call has been receiving much attention, fueling speculation of its meaning.
Manning made this statement during a recent press conference, “Omaha is a run play, but it could be a pass play or a play-action pass depending on a couple things: the wind, which way we’re going, the quarter and the jerseys that we’re wearing. So it varies, really, play to play, so, that’s — there’s your answer to that one.” He also claimed that the city Omaha has no true special meaning for him, which is believable considering that Manning told Ron Burgundy during an ESPN interview that he yells out obscure play calls to “horribly confuse” the defense and keep his offense on their toes.
In light of this, Shepard has only one question, “Where is the love for Bridgeport – It is perfectly logical for Manning to call out a North Eastern city, considering the location of this year’s Super Bowl. If Manning recognizes Bridgeport in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Bridgeport Bluefish will provide a free ticket to anyone that would like to attend their 2014 home opener on April 30. In addition, if Peyton yells out “Bridgeport Bluefish,” the team will donate $5,000 to Manning’s PeyBack Foundation.
The Bridgeport Bluefish are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. For further information, call 203-210-BLUE (2583) or visit BridgeportBluefish.com.