Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is known for making calls at the line of scrimmage, and his audibles during Sunday's playoff game against the San Diego Chargers received thanks from one city.
As he has for quite some time, Manning yelled "Omaha" at the line. Microphones during the game picked up his calls extremely well, so the city of Omaha, Neb., expressed its appreciation to the quarterback:
UPDATE: Monday, January 13, 2 p.m. ET
Omaha Steaks poked fun at Manning's audible call with this tweet:
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Pro Football Talk raised a good question:
I wonder how many people in Omaha root for the Broncos simply because Peyton says the name of their town so much?— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 12, 2014
The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman threw out one idea:
The College World Series should work out a deal with NFL Films to promote its tourney with Peyton barking "Omaha!"— Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) January 12, 2014
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel thought Manning should be promoting pizza stores:
Just imagine if Peyton Manning changed his Omaha call to "Papa Johns." Just sayin.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) January 12, 2014
ESPN's Darren Rovell shot down one marketing idea:
They are apparently happy w/Ndamukong Suh as spokesman RT @CBusch209 Omaha Steaks needs to sign Peyton Manning— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) January 12, 2014
With the microphones working well during this game, the audience is having a fun time listening to Manning.