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Jan 6, 2012 CATEGORIES: BCS Championship Game, Gridiron Belles: A Guide to Saturdays in Dixie, Honey Badger, LSU, LSU Fans, LSU Football, LSU v ALABAMA football, Ole Miss Football, SEC Football, Southern Football
It’s been over a month since I’ve last seen LSU play football in person. Which is a long time… considering I managed to see the Fighting Tigers play five times this season alone.
No, LSU is not “my team,” but my purple dress sure did get a lot of Ware (see what I did there?) this season as I was lucky enough to be a distant part of the Tiger’s perfect season and impressive display of gridiron talent.
Take for instance, Honey Badger. This highly inappropriate, and not Gridiron Belles endorsed, video shows you how Tyrann Mathieu, the mind-blowing-five-foot-nine-almost-the-Heisman-winner-who-leads-the-world-in-tackles-as-the-most-intimidating-cornerback-in-college-football, easily personifies a honey badger found in the wild.
It’s safe to say that, yes, Honey Badger takes what he wants. Did I mention that Honey Badger, the player, ranks No.1 Nationally in fumble recoveries and No. 1 in the SEC for forced fumbles? He does.
So let’s call a spade a spade. If you’re an LSU fan, having a honey badger on your team (among many other talented players) going into the greatest game of college football history, is a good thing. Going into the most anticipated National Championship ever played with TWO honey badgers is even better. Allow me to introduce you to “Honey Badger II.”
What I’ve learned from 5 games with the purple and gold is the importance of having a Honey Badger in the stands. Having a tiger’s eye at midfield in Death Valley is all fine and good. What’s more intimidating is forcing the other team to actually look into the eyes of Mike the Tiger as they tip toe into Tiger stadium. The same goes with Honey Badger Number Two (HBII). It’s great to have Honey Badger on the field, but HBII really shows his teeth and tenacity to opposing fans at the tailgates and in the stands.
There is no record of existence of this honey badger prior to his 2011 debut season. There is no explanation of how HBII and the Honey Badger on the field are able to coordinate their gameday outfits so well. The only obvious connection is the mutual respect and obsession with winning. And, of course having their pictures taken by fans across the land and, taking with they want.
Thanks for all of your hard work this season, Honey Badger (II). What a fan!
Xs and Os,
p.s.– Bama fans, don’t worry, your super fan is coming on Monday!