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Omaha businesses planning donation to Manning’s charity

Omaha might mean nothing, or it might mean everything, but every mention of the NFL’s hottest city right now will mean money for Peyton Manning’s charity.

According to the Associated Press, five Nebraska businesses have combined to donate $500 to Manning’s foundation for at-risk youth every time he says Omaha during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

Last week against the Chargers, he uttered the name of the largest city in Nebraska 44 times, which would mean a $22,000 donation.

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce president and CEO David Brown announced the planned donation to Manning’s “Peyback Foundation,” in conjunction with ConAgra Foods, First National Bank of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha, Omaha Steaks and Union Pacific Railroad.

So for the sake of the kids, he better keep saying it.

Because if he just randomly started yelling “Fargo” or “Wichita,” that would throw the whole thing off.

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19 Responses to “Omaha businesses planning donation to Manning’s charity”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 16, 2014 11:52 AM

    What constitutes “shouting”, and hopefully he just keeps shouting it over and over again on the sidelines. He should be able to get thousands of “omahas” in. At least scoop up a million bucks from them.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 16, 2014 12:07 PM

    The tiny community of Hut Hut Hut would like a little recognition too.

  3. savocabol1 says: Jan 16, 2014 12:09 PM

    I am so sick of this word

  4. hehateme2 says: Jan 16, 2014 12:14 PM

    Priceless! This is a feel good story for sure.

  5. 100uv says: Jan 16, 2014 12:32 PM

    Good guy to do with it. Go Omaha!

  6. croghan1919 says: Jan 16, 2014 12:37 PM

    …..and a very nice gesture by the folks in OMAHA

  7. commonsensedude says: Jan 16, 2014 12:39 PM

    Good stuff!!

  8. wearesc13 says: Jan 16, 2014 12:41 PM

    This is the most attention Omaha has gotten in like ever.

  9. iaactuary says: Jan 16, 2014 1:18 PM

    Peyton should sit by an open mic on the sidelines when the Broncos D is on the field, and just say Omaha over and over and over and over.

  10. unbridledsexy says: Jan 16, 2014 1:22 PM

    Yeah sure, but when Matt Cassel shouts it nobody donates crap.

  11. jonnyfootball82 says: Jan 16, 2014 1:27 PM

    I thought he was yelling oh ma gawd!, as in, oh ma gawd! oh ma gawd! They’re going to blitz me again!

  12. alewatcher says: Jan 16, 2014 1:42 PM

    They should double it if the defense jumps when he yells “Omaha”.

  13. sactogary says: Jan 16, 2014 1:45 PM

    We’ll know there was a bidding war if the keyword changes to “OKLAHOMA CITY” this week.

  14. learysdisciples says: Jan 16, 2014 1:59 PM

    Aha Mo!

  15. it's all bs says: Jan 16, 2014 2:01 PM

    OMG these comments are hysterical….LOL!!!

    This is great though:)

  16. godofwine330 says: Jan 16, 2014 3:16 PM

    This never happened when Montana yelled out, Black 59 Razor.

  17. footballfan01 says: Jan 16, 2014 3:18 PM

    Omaha Steaks are delicious.

  18. shaggytoodle says: Jan 16, 2014 3:32 PM

    He should start saying it backwards.


  19. bigsportsman says: Jan 16, 2014 3:44 PM

    I think Manning should try to talk to Brady to see if Omaha will do more if NE does the same. More money for charity sounds good to me! Think about Omaha being mentioned 100+times in a huge Football game. The publicity would be great and the donation would help a lot of kids!

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