As his long signature call, the Hall of Famer says to invest in Omaha in latest commercial.
Former Colts and Bronco’s quarterback, Peyton Manning, began using the word ‘Omaha’ as a verbal signal at the line of scrimmage in 2012. “It’s just kind of a rhythmic, three-syllable word that meant ‘Hey there’s just two or three seconds on the clock and I need it snapped now,’” Manning explained.
Manning eventually became so attached to the “Omaha” signal that it turned into a charitable investment opportunity. Five Omaha-based businesses pledged to donate $500 every time Manning said the word “Omaha” in his 2014 win over the Patriots. The Omaha Chamber of Commerce wrote a $24,800 check to the Peyton Manning Foundation.
Manning has since named his entertainment company, Omaha Productions, and recently starred in a commercial for Workday, playing off his famous pre-snap audible. The clip features Manning telling an office full of Mannings to “Double our investment in Omaha.”
While it’s just a fun commercial (and we appreciate the shout out), we couldn’t agree more!