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Honey Badger, Randall, and the Heisman

I think it quite unlikely that LSU cornerback Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu will win the Heisman Trophy today, but I loved this Wall Street Journal feature on him, especially because of this passage, and the quote:

As the season progressed, T-shirts began appearing at games quoting lines from the video like “Honey Badger Don’t Care” and “Honey Badger Takes What He Wants.” As the No. 1-ranked Tigers kept pounding teams into submission, even TV commentators started referring to Mathieu by the nickname.

Randall, who agreed to be interviewed only if his real name was not used, said this week that he was thrilled by Mathieu’s tie to the video and his contention for the Heisman.

“Yaaay!” Randall said. “In addition to being gorgeous, I think he’s absolutely amazing. He’s completely changed the face of college football, if you ask me. I mean, the man really is just like, he’s a one-man team.”

If you haven’t seen Randall’s original way-gay honey badger video, take a look (warning: the narration is vulgar in parts).

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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