Hate him or really don't like him (right now), the idea of a Houston-area Matt Schaub Burger is all sorts of wrong. Skeeter's Grill appeared to be poking fun at Texans quarterback Matt Schaub by allowing locals to pick six toppings for their burgers and "pay dearly for them." As reported by USA Today Sports, it's a "reference to an interception Schaub threw to Richard Sherman in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, an interception that Sherman returned for a touchdown, allowing the Seahawks to claw back into the game and eventually win in overtime." They go on to say: "Or it could also be a reference to the fact that Schaub has thrown a pick-six in three straight games. Either/or, really." After that game Schaub deleted his Twitter account and some Texans fans burned their jerseys in the Reliant Stadium parking lot.
Eater contacted Skeeter's today, and the general manager at the Weslayan location says that it was all a joke and something the company does not condone. He says that an employee at the Woodlands Skeeter's posted the chalkboard image on his Facebook page, but that the hoax didn't go over too well with the company.
· Houston Texans [Official Site]
· Skeeter's Grill [Official Site]
Skeeter's sign [Terry Blount/Twitter]