As it turns out, there was no angry mob at Schaub’s

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The story about angry fans outside Texans quarterback Matt Schaub’s house was a good one, a perfect narrative around which to comment on the importance of sports in our lives and fan behavior in general.

The only problem: It wasn’t exactly as dramatic as it sounds.

The Houston Police Department is sending out word that the story is not as it was first conveyed.

Contrary to some reports, there was not a group of ‘angry fans’ outside the Schaub residence on Monday,” the department said in a statement sent out via Twitter. “A family member reported seeing a suspicious male in the driveway of the residence taking pictures. Police were not called to the home. No other information to release at this time.”

While the idea of a pitchfork- and torch-wielding mob furious about four straight weeks of pick-sixes didn’t turn out to be true, the fact that the story was so easy to believe might be the most depressing part of the whole chapter.

52 responses to “As it turns out, there was no angry mob at Schaub’s

  1. Who said it was a mob? The report was 2 seperate fans, and one instance was confirmed by police. Classic police move to deny accusations no one is making to obvoscate what actually happened.

  2. The suspicious person in the driveway taking pictures was just a Real Estate Agent. Schaub is getting everything in order in preparation for next year……..in Tampa.

  3. Now that the NFL and the politically correct Houston PD are involved, it makes perfect sense that the story is not totally different and downplayed as no one involved wants Philly, Viking, Seahawks, Redskins, 49er, or Jets type crazy fans to be acknowledged and recognized to be living in Houston.

    The reason the initial report was so easy to believe is that type of story has already taken place in other NFL cities, so why not Houston as well?

    The truth is probably closer to the initial report and it just got sanitized.

  4. It must to have been a Realtor updating his portfolio, maybe he’s got a tip the property will be available soon 🙂

  5. cjjones5656 says
    “The suspicious person in the driveway taking pictures was just a Real Estate Agent. Schaub is getting everything in order in preparation for next year……..in Tampa.”

    As a Tampa fan I could live with that.

  6. So now I think Schaub should be investigated by NFL security for spreading a false story to the media.

  7. With the loons that walk among us in today’s society, it is very easy to believe that this happened or could easily happen. Let’s face it, every fan base has their lunatics…case in point, logicalvoicesays. Perfect example of a mental institution missing a patient.

  8. It was just a DMV employee swapping out his license plates. The Texans ordered him new personalized “PIC 6” plates.

  9. Gotta love that on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” show they said the Houston Police Dept confirmed the story. Rumor mongers.

  10. If the perpetrator had just worn next weeks opponent’s jersey Schaub would have never seen him.

  11. I think most people in Houston figured this was a hoax of some sort.

    1) No witnesses.
    2) No statement from Schaub.
    3) No police report.
    4) “Angry fans” were mysteriously gone before police arrived.
    5) The radio guy who “broke” the “story” is a complete moron.

  12. So far every one has it wrong, it was Texas Senator Ted Cruz there to blame matt Schaub for Obama care, with a 5% approvable rating for congress Ted was looking for some love. Bill

  13. The mob story must have come from the arithmetic challenged locals (schooled by FOX News). Saw stories yesterday and today. Mentioned one person with a camera and another with a big mouth. Granted, that is two too many. Somebody mentions Super Bowl in the off season and the fans take it as what is expected which is ridicules in the NFL today. It’s so early in the season even the 5 -0 Saints, Broncos, or Seahawks aren’t a lock to the Super Bowl. Inhale, exhale, inhale ………!

  14. Schaulb got off lucky. I wish I would have been there to show him a thing or two about throwing a football. I lettered all for years in HS and know alot about scooting good player. Shab just doesn’t have it.

  15. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 9, 2013 12:09 PM

    Schaulb got off lucky. I wish I would have been there to show him a thing or two about throwing a football. I lettered all for years in HS and know alot about scooting good player. Shab just doesn’t have it.
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    Maybe you should of paid more attention in spelling class and a little less trying to be a jock.

  16. Hey Matt, for Holloween let the kids that come trick or treating at your house pick 6 candy bars out of the bucket. That would be hilarious.

  17. There were some suspicious characters at Schaub’s house but they were intercepted by the cops.

  18. mshawn75 says:

    Gotta love that on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” show they said the Houston Police Dept confirmed the story.
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    They should have said ‘someone from the Houston Police Dept.’s Camp’ or ‘someone close to the Houston Police Dept. organization’ confirmed the story.

    Then we’d all know it was made up.

  19. I’m glad it isn’t true if this isn’t PR, but there have been other incidents where fans have defaced athletes’ private property and/or invaded their private lives. It’s despicable. I love football but it wouldn’t even occur to me to try to do something horrible to an athlete for his performance on the field. Those type people need to get psychiatric help.

  20. ma5terbla5t3r says:Oct 9, 2013 12:19 PM

    ufanforreal –

    You have no game. I could beet you in a punt, pass, kick today or any day…but not Shawb.

    I think a spelling test would be more appropiate.

  21. dstroi says:
    Oct 9, 2013 12:25 PM
    @ma5terbla5t3r:

    What?
    ___________________________________

    Look up the Punt Pass Kick competition. I won it, so you obviously have no game.

  22. In other news Matt threw his dog a bone, but the cat intercepted it, and took it straight to the litter box.

  23. This is the single most hilarious occurrence in PFT history (not counting the Terry Bradshaw “incident”).

    PFT “reports” a story that did not happen. Then 270 crazed idiots comment on a story, spewing venom at people who do not exist. For you people that had all the acerbic comments to the non-existant culprits, is your day going better now that you had all that misplaced anger removed?

    I’ve included several of the most literary comments for your inspection.
    That’s crap. These “fans” are a disgrace
    Now, that is crossing the line and absurd beyond measure what the hell. Way too many loosers in this world.
    Stay classy Houston
    Loser’s…just like Schaub.

  24. This doesn’t change the fact that if/when Schaub gets hurt at Reliant Stadium, some idiots on the stands will be cheering about it.

  25. Man, never have I seen so many people turn on a guy. Granted he gets paid lot to perform at a certain level, but stop thinking that Houston is going to make superbowl with this guy and u won’t be so mad. If you lower your expectations where they should be then u won’t be so down on this guy. Can’t turn a turd into a candy bar. No matter how hard Kubiak or Smith try to force him down our throats.

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