Do you know who Bryce Petty is?
According to Baylor coach Art Briles, Petty, Baylor’s starting quarterback, should be a household name. "Go to a Dairy Queen in Salem, Ore..." and they’ll know Petty, Briles said.
So, John Canzano from oregonlive.com did just that and the results were fantastic.
At least one of my radio-show (750-AM and 102.7-FM, 12-3p) production assistants (went to a Dairy Queen in Salem, Ore). There are six official Dairy Queen locations in Salem. Judah Newby made the calls, so full credit to him, but the audio is priceless.
None of the six locations had heard of Petty.
"I've never heard of him," said one male (West Salem) Dairy Queen employee, who was asked if he knew Petty or Briles. "You know you called a fast food restaurant, right? Are those like owners of Dairy Queens or employees?"
Another male Dairy Queen employee at the Mission Street location said, "I'm not familiar with it at all, I can ask my manager."
The manager said, "I have no idea. I don't know."
The best employee reaction when asked if anyone knew Bryce Petty.
"Like a dog?"
Credit to Canzano, this was pretty genius and hilarious.
“Like a dog?” What does that even mean?
Even if the fine folks at the Dairy Queen’s in Salem, Ore., don’t know Petty, college football fans should know him and he will probably be one of the players generating Heisman hype to start the season.
Last year, Petty completed 62 percent of his passes for 4,200 yards, 32 touchdowns and just three interceptions. But Briles said he was upset that despite his amazing numbers, Petty was seventh on the Heisman ballot and only six get invited to the Heisman ceremony.
"His perception, his image is different from a year ago because he had nothing. Now he's got substance, he's got something people can believe," Briles said. "What he can bring this year is an attitude of when I talk, people are going to listen a little bit. Like I tell the players you want to be listened to, produce. He's produced. He's got a chance to be heard. When he speaks, now people listen.
"As far as what he can do this year just win football games, win games with his national name, everything will take care of itself."
And just to show he was a good sport, Petty even responded.
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