Lincoln, Nebraska (AP)
Milton Andrew Manson’s obituary recalled his life as an Air Force veteran, pharmacist, husband and father, and Nebraska football fan. It was clear in one line of the obituary. “Instead of flowers, irresponsibly make a big bet on Nebraska, who is defeating Iowa.”
According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Manson, 73, died on November 16. The obituary written by Manson’s sons was run on Thursday at Hastings Tribune. It ignited on social media and caught the attention of two radio hosts, Josh Peterson, co-host of the afternoon sports talk show at KOZN-AM in Omaha, and Jack Mitchell at KLIN-AM in Lincoln.
They decided to bet the Huskers upset at the match in Lincoln on Friday night, but when rumors spread, listeners and others joined in, bringing the total to nearly $ 5,000. became.
“I mentioned it on the air (Monday),” Peterson said. “We talked about it for four or five minutes and said,’If you want to donate, this is my Venmo.’ It was blown up.”
Manson’s son, Todd, attends Peterson’s show on Tuesday, and the family gives the Big Brothers / Big Sisters some money to bet on the Cornhusks to defeat Hawkeye, who is backed by Point and-. Half said to use some.
Los Angeles-based writer Todd Manson said he and his brother had a complex relationship with his father who fought bipolar disorder and addiction. But when they had a conversation, it almost always involved the Huskers.
Troy, Todd’s brother, a neurosurgeon in Des Moines, Iowa, said Milton Manson’s love for the Huskers and gambling had to be part of his story.
Adrian Martinez of the Nebraska quarterback will play in the match on Friday, but Toddmanson wrote on Twitter that the Huskers will get help from elsewhere.
“If my old man’s ghost can’t win the Huskers on Friday, they’re really the cause of the loss.”
Man’s obituary urges Huskers to bet a bunch
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