It’s already days since Alabama’s 21-0 BCS Championship victory over the LSU Tigers. Yet, fans of the Crimson Tide continue to find unique ways to celebrate its latest title. Specifically, we must single out one Alabama animal clinic, who took trash talk to another level following the title game.
The Fairhope Animal Clinic, located in Fairhope, AL, posted a playful jab at LSU star Tyrann Mathieu on its outdoor billboard.
In case you live in a football bubble, Mathieu has a very popular nickname. He’s known around the country as “The Honey Badger”.
So, with a nickname like that, Mathieu is the perfect fit for an in-state animal clinic. A clinic that has a worker with a sense of humor, obviously. A worker that is looking to verbally celebrate a Alabama’s BCS National Championship victory.
Posted to Twitter by ABC Sports Photographer Robert O’Shields, the image featuring the Alabama animal clinic pretty much says it all (below).
Well, except for all the field goals – and the lack of offense. That’s a whole different story.
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I *might* be watching championship weekend, but my higher calling is completing a presentation for work. Jess most likely will be passing on the weekend.
Last year, we did watch the Super Bowl together, and I suspect we’ll do the same this year. No word on whether she’ll be tweeting commentary from @jessinanutshell. I’ll be lobbying for it. Obviously, I haven’t met THE WIFE, but I think Jess and she would get along.
So what’s the plan with her for championship weekend? Will you be watching and will she be watching?
Here’s the actual event:
Me: Take a look at this.
Her (after reading it): Oh, they’re talking about that football player, or basketball player, or something.
Me: I’m impressed.
Her: I remember there was this one guy they were calling “Honey Badger.”
[dialogue follows, in which I explain where this is posted, and read back through our predicted dialog]
Her: Nice. Are you going to stick up for me now?
Me: Yes; I’m typing it right now.
Her: Which is it, by the way — basketball or football?
Me: *prolonged bout of laughter*
You’re welcome. :-)
In my imagination, it was more like …
Me: *snortlaugh, pointing at sign* That’s hilarious!
Her: Why? They don’t really have a honey badger, do they?
… at which point I would try to explain why it’s funny, only to realize that I would be the only one laughing. I think I’ll try it out on her this weekend.
Yes, we really do need to chat more.
Ha ha, Darrell. Man, we really need to chat more.
I can just hear it now… “What’s a honey badger?”
The best thing about this is that, if I show it to my girlfriend, she will have no idea why it’s funny.