Just Say No-maha

Maybe NOW –once it’s too late– Peyton Manning will finally cease-and-desist his annoying interjection of “Omaha at the line of scrimmage during the NFL post-season.

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Lunghu isn’t going to credit Mr. Manning with actually causing Monday’s double-fatal explosion at Omaha’s International Nutrition manufacturing plant, because airborne dust + spark is a far more likely source of the blast.  And Lunghu doesn’t think mere prescience or premonition was involved, either.  Nor will he claim that the Denver Broncos’ quarterback has made some kind of Faustian bargain with the Prince of Darkness that might explain his team’s relentless march to Super Bowl Forty-Eight.  But devout sports fans and superstitious gamblers may not be so generously forgiving.  After all, the Year of the Horse begins on January 31st.  Can we really believe this is all just a coincidence?

At the very least, Peyton ibn Archie can begin to make amends with a significant charitable donation to the families of the victims.  Maybe his sponsors can, too.  A different kind of payback.

Eight Omaha companies — ConAgra Foods, First National Bank of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha, Omaha Steaks, Cox Communications, CenturyLink, Union Pacific railroad and DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill– combined to donate $800 to Manning’s “Peyback Foundation” for every time he yelled the city’s name during the Broncos’ AFC championship victory over the New England Patriots.  The foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $24,800 donation.

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Lunghu likes the Seahawks.  Getting two-and-a-half.  For whatever that’s worth.  Singapore bookmakers know how many zeros might be involved.

 

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