A Badger in London

Posted by Darren Urban on July 11, 2017 – 8:49 am

In advance of the Cardinals’ Week 8 trip to London to play the Rams, safety Tyrann Mathieu is there now as part of an NFL contingent publicizing all four of the 2017 London games. Each of the eight teams involved sent a player over, and today Mathieu was at Twickenham — where the Cards will play — doing interviews, taking part in photo shoots and having a talk with soccer star Bayo Akinfewna (who has some NFL size and is nicknamed “The Beast.”)

The players will spend a few days in London hyping the games. In the U.K., the NFL sells “season tickets” to all four games for those who want to attend all of them, and even though two games will be played at Wembley Stadium and two at Twickenham (which is outside the city), there is a group marketing effort.

Mathieu is a natural ambassador for the Cardinals. High-profile with a good personality, he is also hoping that he can regain his 2015 form as the 2017 season unfolds.

By the time Mathieu (whose exploits are being chronicled by our video department, so there will a video to watch somewhere down the line) returns at the end of the week, the offseason will have nearly run its course. Players report to training camp a week from Friday, with the first practice coming a week from Saturday.

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2 Responses to “A Badger in London”

  1. By Scott H on Jul 11, 2017 | Reply

    Shoot, can we get the guy Honey Badger is talking to play some linebacker for us this year?? He looks like all he needs is a uniform.

  2. By Scott H on Jul 11, 2017 | Reply

    Honey Badger, on the other hand, looks incredibly small out of uniform. His nickname could not be more appropriate – small and scrappy but ferocious!! Damn good thing for us he plays bigger than he is! When he’s on the field, it’s like they say – Honey Badger don’t care. Honey Badger don’t give a @$#*!!!!

    It occurs to me that during 2016, we had too many guys disappear, even though they were on the field and playing. Honey Badger….Floyd….Smokey…..maybe a few others. They were there but….really, they weren’t. So…..let’s close the book on that crap. Here’s to 2017 being the season of many happy returns!

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