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Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Badger

Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:22 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2012 5:18 pm
By Pete Pistone

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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Since: Nov 25, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:42 pm

Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Badger

I read this story from Lee Spencer (FOX Sports) on January 12th. I posted a thread on, "2012 NASCAR Lamestream Media Hype: Wipe Once, Flush Twice". 

Several lamestream media folks couldn't resist jumping on Lee's bandwagon. Here are a few of those journalists:

David Newton - BSPN
Sandra MacWatters - Bleacher Report
Steve Pouliot - Fanviewpoint
Jeff Gluck - SB Nation
Rebecca Kivak -  Skirts and Scuffs

At this point, despite what the lamestream media reports, there's one thing Danica is very good at:

Taking off her clothes.

Flush twice. It's a long way down to Daytona Beach.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:06 pm

Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Badger

Does anyone try harder to look tough (and fail miserably) than Danica Patrick? This strumpet, who has never won a thing, takes a classless shot at the real Honey Badger after trying to steal his nickname? Come on now. And she thinks we're all dumb enough to fall for the "yeah, I was given that nickname a year ago but never said anything until now" nonsense? Here is a prediction: not only will this media creation flame out in NASCAR, she'll be hated by her peers within a month. The silly tough girl act, the lack of maturity and the constant attention mongering will quickly wear thin.

Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 9:43 am

Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Badger

Danica needs to focus on getting work done and not playing with the press and nicknames. She does not have top 35 points in the 10 car unless Smoke gave his or Ryan's to her. So all the hype about her Daytona debut can blow up on a Thursday afternoon after the twins if she has failed to make the race. She knows the experience and struggle it can be. All she has to do is recall last May at Indy. There is not a lot of difference on the track between in the show and out of the show.

Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:51 pm

Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Badger


Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:02 pm

Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Badger

Did she just try to nickname herself? Undecided   ... and the honey badger of all things. the honey badger dominates.... she doesnt even belong on the track! and the way she is all over the course out of control and always blaming everyone else.... I cant write what her nickname really should be but it's sloppy.

Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:13 pm

Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Beaver

:-) That's better than any badger. Let's go find something on YouTube!

Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:46 pm

Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Badger

Publicity, publicity....way to appeal there.  You mention Danica and honey in the same article and everyones thinking about her honeypot.  Although, thinking about that is much better than following her racing.

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:41 pm

Danica Patrick wants to be NASCAR's Honey Badger

She should be the Honey Beaver

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