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Photo: A Salem Dairy Queen Gives Shout Out To Bryce Petty, Proves Art Briles Right

One wouldn't assume that a story about Art Briles, Bryce Petty, and hypothetical Salem, Oregon Dairy Queens would take up more than one day in the news cycle, but here we are. Happy offseason everyone!

Briles had a funny line about Petty being a household name the other day, saying that going into a random store in a random town (e.g. a Dairy Queen in Salem), and people would know who Bryce Petty is.

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John Canzano, a writer for The Oregonian, tested out Briles' theory, and the results weren't great for the Baylor Heisman hopeful.

Said Briles at Big 12 media day on Monday: "Go to a Dairy Queen in Salem, Ore..." and they've heard of Petty.

So we did. Or at least one of my radio-show (750-AM and 102.7-FM, 12-3p) production assistants did. 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?"

Things didn't look good for Petty, who, along with his Baylor teammates, made a funny Instagram video about the whole situation.Things looked bleak for Petty, at least when it comes to recognition in the key demographic of Salem Dairy Queen employees. However, not all was lost. It's unclear how one Dairy Queen slipped through the cracks, but a store in "the heart" of Salem gave Petty a shout out. Never doubt Art Briles, folks.

">@johncanzanobft my Aunt's DQ giving a shout out.

@johncanzanobft my Aunt's DQ giving a shout out. @BUFootball@b_petty14pic.twitter.com/9ZvwBFaINs

— Garrett Hanna (@bigguysports) July 22, 2014

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@johncanzanobft my Aunt's DQ giving a shout out. @BUFootball@b_petty14pic.twitter.com/9ZvwBFaINs

— Garrett Hanna (@bigguysports) July 22, 2014

">@b_petty14 pic.twitter.com/9ZvwBFaINs

— Garrett Hanna (@bigguysports)

@johncanzanobft my Aunt's DQ giving a shout out. @BUFootball@b_petty14pic.twitter.com/9ZvwBFaINs

— Garrett Hanna (@bigguysports) July 22, 2014

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@johncanzanobft my Aunt's DQ giving a shout out. @BUFootball@b_petty14pic.twitter.com/9ZvwBFaINs

— Garrett Hanna (@bigguysports) July 22, 2014

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@johncanzanobft my Aunt's DQ giving a shout out. @BUFootball@b_petty14pic.twitter.com/9ZvwBFaINs

— Garrett Hanna (@bigguysports) July 22, 2014

">@BUFootball PS it's located right in the heart of Salem, OR.

— Garrett Hanna (@bigguysports)

@b_petty14@johncanzanobft@BUFootball PS it's located right in the heart of Salem, OR.

— Garrett Hanna (@bigguysports) July 22, 2014

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Petty is very appreciative of this specific ice cream shop.

So what does this mean? Obviously Petty has locked up the 2014 Heisman race. Might as well give up now Jameis, Marcus, and Braxton.

[CollegeFootballTalk]