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Peyton's calls collect $24,800
ESPN ^ | January 19, 2014, 7:29 PM EST | Darren Powell

Posted on 01/19/2014 6:34:21 PM PST by ConorMacNessa

Not only is Peyton Manning heading to his third Super Bowl, he made $24,800 for his charity during the AFC Championship Game.

Eight businesses will donate the money to Manning's Peyback Foundation after they committed to donate a combined $800 for each time he said the word "Omaha" at the line of scrimmage. Manning said "Omaha" 31 times during Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

"This has been terrific for us," said David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, which headed up the effort. "Before Friday, we had calculated that news coverage of Omaha had generated the equivalent of about $10 million in advertising."

That was before the chamber made a video highlighting some of its attractions, with Manning's "Omaha" calls in the background, which aired on some news stations in Denver.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl; omaha

1 posted on 01/19/2014 6:34:21 PM PST by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa

What is the meaning of the Omaha yelling for the non football person?


2 posted on 01/19/2014 6:38:54 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for posting this, it explains a lot!


3 posted on 01/19/2014 6:39:47 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Yaelle

The explanation I heard is that he is letting the team know the clock is running out and he needs to shorten the snap count.


4 posted on 01/19/2014 6:40:30 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: ConorMacNessa

I just figured he was a Moby Grape fan ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28LNfaDMC84


5 posted on 01/19/2014 6:43:01 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

In reply, I say “Carl Jr’s”- “Idiocracy” the movie.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 6:44:32 PM PST by fini
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To: Yaelle
Peyton Manning explains "Omaha"
7 posted on 01/19/2014 6:45:28 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: ConorMacNessa

It would be more entertaining is he said “Cucamonga”.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 6:47:43 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Yaelle
It has no meaning in terms of the play being called - it is "white noise" as far as the play is concerned. There are a lot of things the QB says leading up to the play - some of them have meaning to the players - some are just filler.

It's the same with baseball coaches, who go through a whole array of motions, most of which are just diversions, one of which is a marker, and one of which is the actual signal.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 01/19/2014 6:50:44 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Perdogg

Fascinating, Broncos-Seahawks SuperBowl. Gripping finish just now.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 7:02:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Kickass Conservative

How about “to”? Look up how many definitions there are to that! He would have given away a lot more money, but then again, how many times do you hear “to’ on the field? Just a thought, no more.


11 posted on 01/19/2014 7:02:59 PM PST by Fungi
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To: ConorMacNessa; Yaelle

re: “Omaha”

See #24 here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3113444/posts


12 posted on 01/19/2014 7:04:30 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: SunkenCiv

It is the Seahwawks to the Bowel! What stress!


13 posted on 01/19/2014 7:13:26 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Pretty funny. I think the young man may have a future in politics after he retires from the NFL.


14 posted on 01/19/2014 7:15:56 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dynachrome
Outstanding!!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 01/19/2014 7:21:00 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
It has no meaning in terms of the play being called - it is "white noise" as far as the play is concerned. There are a lot of things the QB says leading up to the play - some of them have meaning to the players - some are just filler

He might as well have said- "OBAMA" ...

16 posted on 01/19/2014 7:48:41 PM PST by mikrofon (S/B XLVIII == Longest for 20 yrs.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I just figured he was a Moby Grape fan...

I'm glad there is a few of us here that remember them as they were one of the first groups to have a country and rock fusion.

17 posted on 01/19/2014 8:15:34 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: ConorMacNessa
Charity? I turned it into a drinking game. The last person passed out about half way through the second quarter.
18 posted on 01/19/2014 8:29:28 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio
LOL - you're a person who can see the upside in every situation!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 01/19/2014 8:30:44 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Yaelle
What is the meaning of the Omaha yelling for the non football person?

I think he was going to say "mutual," but nobody on the front line knew what that meant.

-PJ

20 posted on 01/19/2014 8:41:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

You have a problem with Anaheim and Azusa?


21 posted on 01/20/2014 6:50:34 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I think he was going to say "mutual," but nobody on the front line knew what that meant.

For those of us who are old enough to remember Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (or I should say, its reruns!)

Voice of Marlin Perkins: "Watch now as Jim sticks his head inside the alligator's mouth .....OHHHH! That's gonna leave a mark"

22 posted on 01/20/2014 7:00:05 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Scoutmaster

I’m glad someone finally got it.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 8:51:21 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I saw a meme on facebook with a pic of Tom Brady sitting on the ground saying “I yelled Omaha!!!!”

I was wondering what that meant. *Chuckle*


24 posted on 01/20/2014 11:47:38 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

He’s singing with Waylon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yxh0q5BI-s


25 posted on 01/20/2014 11:55:34 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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