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Art Briles challenges you to go to a Dairy Queen in Salem, Ore. and ask about Bryce Petty

Bryce Petty, Kelvin Palmer AP

You won’t find a bigger supporter of Bryce Petty than Baylor coach Art Briles, who on Monday bristled at Petty’s perceived snub from the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York last year.

Petty finished seventh in Heisman voting, falling one spot short of an invite to watch Jameis Winston accept the honor. Briles is doing some early politicking for his quarterback, though, touting him as a Heisman candidate at Big 12 Media Day on Monday.

What could help Petty’s case is that he’s a household name among college football fans. But how much of a household name?

There are eight Dairy Queen locations in the Salem metropolitan area, for the record. Anyone want to try this?

Briles’ point, minus the hyperbole, is a good one, though. Petty’s breakout 2013 season — 4,200 yards, 32 touchdowns, three interceptions — placed him on the national radar for the Heisman Trophy this year. The latest Bovada odds have Petty at 12/1 to win the Heisman, put him behind only Winston (4/1), Marcus Mariota (11/2), Braxton Miller (7/1) and Nick Marshall (10/1).

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13 Responses to “Art Briles challenges you to go to a Dairy Queen in Salem, Ore. and ask about Bryce Petty”
  1. jimmy53 says: Jul 21, 2014 3:53 PM

    ummmmm…yeah, he’s still not a household name.

    Now, whether he should be is debatable…

  2. drummerhoff says: Jul 21, 2014 3:57 PM

    Anyone who’s seen Bryce Petty play more than one game knows there is no debate.

  3. shyboomer says: Jul 21, 2014 4:02 PM

    I live in Salem, Or and just went into DQ and asked. Best answer: “He’s Richard Petty’s son?”

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 21, 2014 4:31 PM

    Sorry Art… He’s not a household name at all.

    He’s a really good player and if he can get a “Heisman Moment” then he’ll have a good shot.

    His biggest competition will be Mariota or Miller. I sincerely subscribe to the mantra that there will never be another 2 time Heisman winner.

  5. mikefoxtrottango says: Jul 21, 2014 4:34 PM

    I suppose Americans are familiar with Waco but they’re more likely to know who David Koresh is than Bryce Petty.

  6. danoregon says: Jul 21, 2014 5:04 PM

    “He’s on Duck Dynasty?”
    “Country singer?”
    “Dating a Kardashian?”

  7. thefiesty1 says: Jul 21, 2014 5:04 PM

    Lache told him to say that after transferring from Oregon. How many DQ’s are in Waco?

  8. huskywolverine says: Jul 21, 2014 5:05 PM

    Dairy Queen still exists?

  9. mrlaloosh says: Jul 21, 2014 5:47 PM


  10. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 21, 2014 5:57 PM

    It’s not summer in Texas until you’ve had a dipped cone from DQ….

    Ok that’s not really true…. it’s always summer in Texas… the heat index is 103 right now in Houston…

  11. fiverings37 says: Jul 21, 2014 6:00 PM

    take the challenge! You might meet Mark Cuban!

  12. orthomarine says: Jul 21, 2014 6:47 PM

    Man, now I want a chicken strip basket

  13. danoregon says: Jul 22, 2014 5:05 AM

    One question. Is Salem, Ore. the new baseline for cultural relevance? If so..these are dark days my friends.

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