Sports stores work to keep up with Broncos, Manning mania

Sports stores work to keep up with Broncos, Manning mania ahead of Super Bowl

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Sport Seasons in West Knoxville received its first shipment of brand new Denver Broncos gear Tuesday morning, and not a moment too soon. Sport Seasons in West Knoxville received its first shipment of brand new Denver Broncos gear Tuesday morning, and not a moment too soon.
Over the last two days, they've had more than 100 calls from customers in search of all things Bronco. Those coveted number 18 Peyton Manning jerseys are at the top of their list. Over the last two days, they've had more than 100 calls from customers in search of all things Bronco. Those coveted number 18 Peyton Manning jerseys are at the top of their list.
"Peyton. It's Peyton," said Sport Seasons Store Manager Ronnie Dove. "Everybody here is a Peyton Manning fan. People are looking for sweatshirts and T-shirts and anything with his name or face on it." "Peyton. It's Peyton," said Sport Seasons Store Manager Ronnie Dove. "Everybody here is a Peyton Manning fan. People are looking for sweatshirts and T-shirts and anything with his name or face on it."
"I've been a fan since he was at UT. I have four or five T-shirts. I have his jersey. I have his UT jersey," said Diane Mitchell of Knoxville, shopping for Broncos gear Tuesday at Sport Seasons. "I've been a fan since he was at UT. I have four or five T-shirts. I have his jersey. I have his UT jersey," said Diane Mitchell of Knoxville, shopping for Broncos gear Tuesday at Sport Seasons.
Peyton fan are anxious to add to their Broncos collection ahead of the biggest game of the year to help show off their team pride. Peyton fan are anxious to add to their Broncos collection ahead of the biggest game of the year to help show off their team pride.

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The battle between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl is now less than two weeks away, so fans across the country are busy stocking up on their favorite team's gear.

In East Tennessee, that means a lot of Broncos gear, due to former University of Tennessee Vol and current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Knoxville sports stores are having a hard time keeping up with the Manning mania demand.

Sport Seasons in West Knoxville received its first shipment of brand new Denver Broncos gear Tuesday morning, and not a moment too soon.

Even before the team clinched a Super Bowl spot Sunday, the store had already sold almost every stitch of Denver gear they had.

Over the last two days, they've had more than 100 calls from customers in search of all things Bronco. Those coveted number 18 Peyton Manning jerseys are at the top of their list.

"Peyton. It's Peyton," said Sport Seasons Store Manager Ronnie Dove. "Everybody here is a Peyton Manning fan. People are looking for sweatshirts and T-shirts and anything with his name or face on it."

Tuesday's shipment is just the first of many.

"For the next two weeks, we'll be getting new stuff in probably every day," said Dove.

From hats and T-shirts, to sweatshirts and even more jerseys, they'll be getting it all.

They'll also have plenty to offer Seattle fans. They expect a large shipment of Seahawks products by the end of the week.

"I have no doubt that whatever we get in, we'll get rid of," said Dove.

But by far, its Denver demand they're trying to keep up with, as fans of Tennessee's golden boy are willing to follow him wherever he goes, snapping up the gear to prove it.

"I've been a fan since he was at UT. I have four or five T-shirts. I have his jersey. I have his UT jersey," said Diane Mitchell of Knoxville, shopping for Broncos gear Tuesday at Sport Seasons.

Peyton fans like Mitchell are anxious to add to their Broncos collection ahead of the biggest game of the year to help show off their team pride.

"Omaha! The Broncos are going to do it! Peyton's going to get his second ring," said Mitchell. "They're playing the Seahawks. I don't know much about the Seahawks except that they're going down."

They expect all the new products to sell out quickly, so Dove says if you're looking for a specific item, the best thing to do it go ahead and call them to make sure they have what you're looking for.

Sport Seasons can be reached at (865) 584-1512.

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