OMAHA! Peyton Manning, John Heisman, and the origin of Pre-Snap Verbiage

Football is a unique game, which is why we love it. One of the biggest differences between football and other sports is that there’s only one game a week. As a result, reporters, journalists, and whatever the hell Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith are calling themselves these days all need things to talk about, write about, and discuss.

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Believe it or not, sometimes there are actually a few interesting stories that come out of all that journalistic digging. One of the side stories that has taken social media by storm is Peyton Manning’s use of the word Omaha while making his checks and audibles at the line of scrimmage.

Companies are hopping on the bandwagon, offering travel deals to the city of Omaha, Nebraska. There is even a collection of Omaha businesses who have pledged $500 to Peyton Manning’s foundation for every time he uses the word in today’s game.

What does Omaha mean? Is it a run play, pass play, or a play action pass? Ask Peyton himself, he’ll tell you: » Read more