The date was August 7, 2012. It was a Tuesday.
The scene: LSU Football Media Day. After a horde of reporters mobbed Tyrann Mathieu for almost 30 minutes, I snuck in to get some one-on-one time with the Honey Badger, who was less than a month from the start of his junior season. Shortly after Scooter Hobbs of the Lake Charles American Press had the same idea.
We didn't know it at the time, but within 10 days the world would learn that Mathieu would never play another down in an LSU uniform. Fortunately, he and Hobbs left us with this evergreen of an audio treat.
Reports indicate the haters are still at large, but Mathieu, now with the Arizona Cardinals, is said to be scouring the desert for said individuals.