Thursday, January 12, 2012

Danica Patrick Also Wants To Be The 'Honey Badger'

LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is known as the "Honey Badger". A nickname that was given to him by students. It led to merchandise sales and eventually a drink was named after it.

Someone wants to shaer the nickname with him. Danica Patrick. She wants to be known as the "Honey Badger" of NASCAR.

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."

"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."

I admire the ferocious attitude and all but be original and think of something else. I know the male dominated NASCAR circuit will be thinking of anything but a "Honey Badger" when they think of Patrick. All in all I wish her luck with her endeavors on the track.

Brooklyn Islanders? A Slight Chance They Could Go There

The once proud franchise of the New York Islanders might be looking for a new home when their lease is up at the old Nassau Coliseum is runs out in a few years. The Isles are looking for a new or refurbished arena and Nassau County isn't making it easy for them to get one. It won't be out of New York but they are having thoughts of moving.

Back in 2008-2009 there were rumors of Kansas City being a destination spot but it never materialized. Now the Isles have set there sights on something closer to home. Brooklyn could be that place. The new Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the home of the NBA's New Jersey Nets. Could it also double as the home for the Islanders? Maybe.

A source in Executive Ed Mangano’s administration said, “It will be a small miracle if they can even get it off the ground and keep the team here.  I really believe the Isles are going to Brooklyn, barring divine intervention.”

The Islanders might be giving the new place a test run as they are in discussions to host a NHL preseason game there. There are questions about the small attendance and the sight lines. The way the Isles have been playing in their recent history the small attendance won't exactly be a problem.