Move over Tyrann Mathieu. Another athlete would like the nickname "Honey Badger."
Danica Patrick said during her media availability Thursday at Daytona International Speedway that she sees herself as the "Honey Badger" after viewing the infamous You Tube video that documents the actual animal's lifestyle.
"And the honey badger, it was last year, I think, somebody showed me this video of the honey badger, and the commentator on it was very, very funny," Patrick said about watching the video for the first time. "Anyway, the honey badger, he doesn't give a crap, he takes what he wants. And that's how I'm going to be this year, like a honey badger. But I feel like it's a little diluted with the football player that has the honey badger nickname, too. He's No. 7, as well."
She was of course referring to LSU football star Mathieu, who also goes by the nickname "Honey Badger."
However Patrick says she's ready to approach the season using the beast as her inspiration despite another athlete claiming the nickname.
"I bet he's not feeling like a honey badger," Patrick said referring to LSU's loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship game Monday night. "I bet anyway, the video is great. He eats a poisonous snake and he falls asleep and wakes right back up. The video is funny, so I encourage you all to watch that. I think Randall something is the commentator or the name on the YouTube video.
"I don't know, it's a mindset. I even have a honey badger picture on my screen saver on my phone to inspire me. It takes what it wants."
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