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Marshawn Lynch demands fan’s Fireball whiskey during parade (Video)

Marshawn Lynch parade whiskeyMarshawn Lynch may have an aversion to the media, but he sure seems to love his fans. Particularly the ones holding bottles of 66 proof cinnamon-flavored whiskey.

As sent in to Deadspin, Lynch was chilling at the front of a duck boat during the parade to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory. Lynch was being friendly and interacting with fans, but things got pretty awesome when he spotted a bottle of Fireball whiskey, began pointing for it, and essentially demanded it from the fan.

Things probably would have been a lot easier if he took off the mask instead of pantomimed it, but who really cares?

He’s like Seattle’s version of Manny Being Manny. Marshawn Being Marshawn.

Marshawn Lynch danced in locker room after Super Bowl (Video)

LynchBy refusing to speak to the media for more than a few minutes at a time, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch became one of the biggest stories leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. Lynch gave a very brief interview with Deion Sanders during which he dropped an S-bomb and had to be rescued by a teammate in a later media session. After his team won it all, he just danced.

Lynch still didn’t want to speak with the media after winning the Super Bowl, but he allowed reporters to videotape him getting downright jiggy in the locker room. He was wearing the same ‘Beast Mode’ hoodie he showed up to MetLife Stadium in.

The interesting thing is we assumed Lynch had his face covered when he arrived because of the cold weather. He had the same face-warmer on when he was dancing, so it was probably just another way to hide from the media. Because remember, Marshawn all about that action, boss.

Video via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
H/T SI Hot Clicks

Marshawn Lynch wears trademark ‘Beast Mode’ hoodie to Super Bowl

Marshawn Lynch beast mode hoodie

Marshawn Lynch showed up to MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII representing his trademark phrase “Beast Mode.” The Seattle Seahawks running back was wearing a red hoodie with the phrase “Beast Mode” on the front, and he had his face covered as you can see because of the cold weather.

Though “beast” or “beast mode” is frequently used as an adjective to describe a player who is performing well and like an animal, Lynch is the first athlete I’ve known who had the nickname. In fact, he has two registered trademarks to use the term on hats and clothing, and he has two more trademarks pending for it, according to Darren Rovell.

Lynch is also very picky about what companies or designs he allows to license the term. He typically makes 20 percent of sales in a royalty fee and approves every design. He approved a T-shirt design by Aaron Rodgers’ brother, Luke, whose company sold “Beast Mode” T-shirts at a store in Seattle:

Beast Mode T-shirt

Lynch also approved Joe Montana’s wife Jennifer to sell “Beast Mode” necklaces for $124 each.

Beast Mode necklace

Who knew Beast Mode could be so profitable for Lynch? He sure has done a lot of work with it. Just wait til you see what happens with the nickname if he wins the Super Bowl.

Michael Robinson saves Marshawn Lynch in interview, boss (Video)

Marshawn Lynch’s reluctance to speak with the media has been a storyline in the buildup to the Super Bowl. One of his teammates decided to have some fun with the situation on Wednesday.

Rather than get fined $100,000 for not speaking with the media, Lynch answered some questions from reporters. He was uncomfortable doing so and kept to himself mostly, so teammate Michael Robinson, who was right next to him, decided to step in and help.

Robinson jokingly told the media that he would play intermediary, and he began to answer questions on Lynch’s behalf. He answered questions with responses Lynch would have used, and he punctuated each of his comments with “boss,” the way Marshawn does.

Everyone — from the reporters to Marshawn to Michael — seemed to get a kick out of what happened. It certainly was funny, and credit to Robinson for stepping in to help his buddy, boss.

Also see: Marshawn Lynch drops S-bomb in very brief Media Day interview

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Marshawn Lynch has ‘Beast Mode’ strain of marijuana named after him

Marshawn-Lynch-Better-PreparationMarshawn Lynch is a fan favorite in Seattle. He’s one of the most exciting players in the NFL to watch because of his hard-nosed running style and ability to shed tacklers like it’s nothing. And you know how Lynch knows he has really made it in the league? A local marijuana dispensary named a strain of weed after him.

The Queen Anne Cannabis Club, a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, is currently selling a strain called “Beast Mode.” Not surprisingly, it is quite potent.

“It’s extremely strong,” store owner Nate “Diggity” Johnson told the Seattle Times over the weekend. “Marshawn has gears when he’s running and it’s kind of like that. It has a little bit of a slow start and then kicks in.”

Johnson explained that the strain was originally supposed to be called “Girl Scout Cookies,” but the growers realized that wasn’t a strong enough name once they harvested it. Most of the marijuana sold in Seattle dispensaries has a THC level of between 12 and 20, and Beast Mode is on the higher end at 17.6. It costs $13 per gram and $150 per half-ounce.

“It hit me like Beast Mode,” Johnson recalled one of the growers saying the first time he tried the new weed.

Lynch has registered trademarks on the phrase “Beast Mode,” but Johnson does not think it will be an issue since the store sells donation-based medical cannabis. The money paid for the weed is supposed to cover employee salaries and the cost of running the store, not turn a profit.

When Jeremy Lin first burst onto the NBA scene and became a household name, a dispensary named a strain of marijuana after him. His lawyers later sent the store a cease-and-desist letter. Time will tell if Lynch intends to do the same, though his new endorsement deal may inspire him to leave the dispensary alone.

H/T Fansided

Marshawn Lynch drops S-bomb in very brief Media Day interview (Video)

Marshawn-Lynch-Media-DayMarshawn Lynch is known for being fairly short with the media — when they can even catch up with him. Lynch is basically the closest thing the Seattle Seahawks have to Bill Belichick. He made no exceptions at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday.

After speaking with the media for just six minutes, Lynch walked away from the podium. The NFL Network’s Deion Sanders was lucky enough to catch up with him after he ended the session, but not lucky enough to get Lynch to open up. When Sanders told Lynch — who was wearing a hood and sunglasses — that he looked good, Beast Mode started his interview with an S-bomb.

“S—, you do too,” he joked.

Sanders kept pressing Lynch, but he wanted nothing to do with it.

“I’m just bout that action, boss,” he said. “That’s what it is. I’ve been like that since I was little. I was raised like that. Come Sunday we gonna get it. Ain’t no need to talk about it.”

Sanders then noted that Lynch doesn’t like podiums, to which he responded, “Na, that ain’t my thing.” So what is Beast Mode’s thing?

“Laid back, kicked back,” he said. “Mind my business. Stay in my own lane.”

Hey, we love to rip on players who talk too much. Can we really criticize guys who don’t talk enough? In reality, Lynch is right. Speaking to the media may be an NFL obligation, but it has no impact on the outcome of the game.  I’m sure the Seahawks have no problem with one of their most important players preparing for the Super Bowl the way he sees fit.

Video via The Big Lead

Marshawn Lynch signs endorsement deal with Skittles

Marshawn-Lynch-SkittlesSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been providing Skittles with millions of dollars in free publicity for years. In 2011, cameras captured Lynch eating Skittles on the sideline after he scored a touchdown. The tradition apparently started when his mother would give him Skittles after he scored touchdowns when he was younger.

Since Lynch was first seen eating Skittles, the chewy little candies have become a symbol of success for the Seahawks. The team serves them along with its “Beast Mode” burger and fans have been showering players in Skittles after touchdowns. On Tuesday, Lynch finally signed an endorsement deal with Skittles.

According to ESPN, Lynch will receive financial compensation and the company will donate $10,000 to his charity for every touchdown he scores in the Super Bowl. Skittles has also created a limited edition package called “Seattle Mix,” which includes only blue and green candies.

As Darren Rovell pointed out, Skittles could still be getting a bargain by signing Lynch to a deal. Media monitoring company Kantar Media told Ad Age last week that Lynch’s presence in the Super Bowl could be worth as much as $5 million for the company. Supermarkets in the Seattle area have also reported that they run short on Skittles on home game weekends.

If Lynch’s love for Skittles has inspired insane creations like the “Beast Mode” sausage, the power back should be receiving at least some financial compensation.