Welcome to our Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still weeks away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
Art Briles was right after all.
On Monday, the Baylor head coach said that his Heisman candidate quarterback Bryce Petty was such a household name that you could go into a random Dairy Queen in Salem, Oregon, and the people there would know of Petty.
The Oregonian’s John Canzano wanted to find out for sure, so a few production assistants for his radio show made calls to Dairy Queen locations in the Salem area, and none of them seemed to know about Petty.
Briles’ comment about Petty's popularity in Oregon appeared to be a blatant falsehood until Tuesday evening. That's then when one brave Twitter user set the record straight about the stance of one Dairy Queen establishment in the “heart of Salem.”
That particular location made it perfectly clear that their employees know all about the senior quarterback.
Take a look.
Petty, who threw for 4,200 yards and 32 touchdowns for the Big 12 champs last year, seemed pretty pleased with the development.
With this stirring controversy out of the way, Petty, the 2013-14 Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year, should now be on a clear path to the Heisman, right?
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(H/T College Spun)
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