Why Do all Nebraskans Love Wiffle ball?

From coast to coast, the wiffle ball is synonymous with relatively fun but forgettable outings with family and friends. A recent study from Chocolate State University (go Cocos!) found that while nearly every American has handled a wiffle ball at one point in their lives, almost no one can remember specific details of their experience. It seems like wiffle ball is a sport that is unknown and unloved. There's just one pesky exception: Nebraska.

The State of Nebraska (center left) as it appears on Google Earth.

For those who don't know what that is, "Nebraska" (colloquially, 'braska) is a small state in the middle of America's heartland. While their main export is industrial corn feed, wiffle balls are not far behind. Nebraska manufacturers have effectively cornered this semilucrative industry: nearly all of the nation's wiffle balls are produced there. Every year, the "superbowl" of wiffle ball is held in Nebraska's historic Corn Stadium, attracting dozens of fans from across the state. Last year the Lincoln Cornhuskers defeated the Omaha Grain Rustlers in an incredible upset to earn them their fifth title to date. Known for their hospitality, their corn, and their wiffle balls, Nebraska really does have it all.

Suffice it to say, Nebraska has caught wiffle ball fever, and the Center for Disease Control seems to be quarantining the disease within state lines. Its universal popularity would explain their state's motto, "the corn and wiffle ball state." So, the next time you tee up on the wiffle ball field with your gay son, spare a thought for the good people of Nebraska whom made this all possible.

Nate Odenkirk apologizes to the State of Nebraska for this article.

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