Man granted wish of being Outback Bowl's Bloomin' Onion mascot

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After nearly a year of campaigning, Ryan Nanni will fulfill his dream of becoming the Bloomin' Onion mascot at this year's Outback Bowl.

Nanni, who writes for the SB Nation blog Every Day Should Be Saturday, has been tweeting at Outback Steakhouse since early January asking if he could don the fried onion costume.

It started off as a joke, but Nanni became more determined as the game got closer.

Nanni reached out to Outback again Tuesday asking how many retweets he would need to become the Bloomin' Onion mascot, and was given a goal of 10,000. He achieved the feat in under five hours.

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