For a guy who doesn't seem to want to talk to the media this week and has repeatedly refused to answer more than 7 minutes worth of questions from reporters, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is sure making a ton of headlines in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, isn't he? He sure is. And we're loving it. From the interview he did with Deion Sanders during Super Bowl media day to the abbreviated press conference that he took part in yesterday, it's all been great. It's been so great that we literally could have devoted every single news post that we ran today to Marshawn Lynch. The guy is everywhere despite his silence with the media.
We obviously can't devote all of our sports coverage to him (if we did, who else would cover the ongoing CM Punk drama?!). But we also don't want you to miss out on all of the cool Marshawn Lynch stories that are floating around out there. So with that in mind, we put together a list of 5 awesome Marshawn Lynch-related news items that we found on the Internet this morning. Because it's Beast Mode's world right now, you guys, and we're just living in it.
News Item #1: While Marshawn Lynch has all but refused to talk to reporters at the Super Bowl, he has done a few interviews on behalf of his new sponsor Skittles. He did one of those interviews with Hot Clicks editor Andy Gray. And during the interview, Gray asked Lynch about his dog and what the dog does when Lynch is away playing games. That prompted this incredible response from Lynch: "He's out doing his doggie dog thing, living in his doggie dog world. You feel me?" YES, WE DO. You can read the rest of that interview here.
News Item #2: Someone out there turned Lynch's "I'm just 'bout that action, boss" quote from his interview with Deion Sanders the other day into a song. Or rather, a beat. Who wants to lay down a verse over this?!
News Item #3: One of the questions that Lynch did answer during a press conference today was a question about Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, who infamously punched a fellow coach during his head coaching days with the Raiders. Lynch is a fan of Cable because…well, here was his answer:
Marshawn Lynch asked about coach Tom Cable: "Being from Oakland all I knew about him is he punched people. That's my kind of person." #SBSMG— Jim Corbett (@ByJimCorbett) January 30, 2014
News Item #4: Lynch is doing whatever he can to raise money for his Fam 1st Family Foundation right now. Part of his Skittles endorsement deal calls for Skittles to donate $10,000 for every touchdown he scores during the Super Bowl. But that's not all Skittles is doing. They're also auctioning off items that are made out of—you guessed it—Skittles. You can bid on the items over here. Who wouldn't want to own this?
News Item #5: And finally, SportsNation has revealed the real reason why Lynch doesn't like doing interviews:
Here is the reason why Marshawn Lynch doesn't like doing interviews... pic.twitter.com/IUoY8j0uUM— SportsNation (@SportsNation) January 30, 2014
Ha. All we need now is a random tweet about Marshawn Lynch from Lil' B and our Super Week will be complete! All of this press surrounding Lynch has been totally unexpected. But also, totally awesome.