People have been obsessed with why Peyton Manning keeps yelling ‘Omaha’ during games. Supposedly, he answered this somewhat already. However, I know the truth. He’s threatening the other players.
That’s right. He’s telling them that if they don’t win they could end up having to move to Omaha.
It’s very motivating.
Mind you, I lived in Omaha for a very long time. It is actually a pretty decent place. It’s even colder in the winter than Denver, and much more hot and humid in the summer, but that isn’t the real threat behind it. Remember that Nebraska doesn’t have an NFL team. As such, what would a threat that they’ll have to move to Omaha mean?
Remember Tim Tebow? Remember how big of a star he was going to be? Remember what happened with his career? It wasn’t that he couldn’t have been a real star player someday (and might not still if something changes), but he wasn’t yet…though he was presented that way and everyone relied on that. He couldn’t live up to the expectation at that point, he just needed more time to develop, and bad things happened. He then received an offer from the Omaha Beef to play for them at a rate of $75 a game.
This is where the threat to an NFL player is in the word ‘Omaha.’ Don’t live up to expectations? Your career could wind up with you getting offered $75 a game to play for the Omaha Beef. Better win.
I think we can all see why the word ‘Omaha’ is so motivating now.