Peyton Manning’s Charity Raised $800 From Each ‘Omaha’ Call

inTIMidator January 21, 2014

Peyton Manning

Not only is Peyton Manning taking his Denver Broncos to his third Super Bowl, but also he made $24,800 for his charity last weekend during the AFC Championship Game.

If you’re a Manning fan, a Denver Fan, or even just a football fan, you’ve probably noticed that seemingly every time Peyton comes to the line to call his no huddle offense he yells the word, “Omaha.” Whether it be a run play, or a pass play. It makes absolutely no sense, which might be the point (see video below).

But after doing some research, I’ve found that he MIGHT have some ulterior motives for this unique play call.

During Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots, eight different Omaha based businesses (including Omaha Steaks and Mutual of Omaha) agreed to donate a combined $800 too Manning’s Peyback Foundation for each of the 31 “OMAHA” calls. This added up to be just shy of $25K.

I don’t know about you guys, but I smell a Omaha style Super Bowl drinking game, for when the Manning and the Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks on February 2nd.

[ESPN]