Vasgersian Not The First To Refer To Schmitt As A Beer Truck

Thursday, January 03, 2008

This upsets me greatly as I thought Matt Vas was the inventor of the Owen Schmitt beer reference, but alas...that is not the case. Apparently Washington Post writer Mike Wise referred to the WVU Fullback as a "Beer Truck" before as well....

It's not like his reputation isn't out there. Schmitt has the rare ability to hold onto the ball -- or deliver punishing blocks -- in heavy traffic.

"He has a forehead made of steel," said ESPN's Craig James.

"He rumbles like a beer truck with a broken parking brake," wrote the Washington Post's Mike Wise.

It didn't matter to Schmitt that he ran for two touchdowns and dropped a punt inside the 20-yard line in the Mountaineers' 55-14 Big East victory on Oct. 6 at Syracuse.

Next practice, he acted like it never happened.
I'm not accusing of stealing the line, but there's one important thing about this blockquote you should know. It's from an article back in October.

WVU's Schmitt bases performance on maximum effort (Pittsburgh Live)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:54 PM


He's probably not the first person who said that Cardinals fans drive El Caminos either.

J.J. said...
Jan 3, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

Matt Vasgersian may not have been the first to use the line, but I thought it was well-placed. Vasgersian is a good guy from everything I've heard, and he has easily been the one good point from an otherwise dreadful announcing cluster with the BCS broadcasts on FOX.

Draft King said...
Jan 3, 2008, 4:35:00 PM  

Chris Mortensen said it first.

GMoney said...
Jan 3, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

Can a Beer Truck do this?!?

Mike said...
Jan 3, 2008, 7:55:00 PM  

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