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Marshawn Lynch is getting all the Skittles he can eat

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Marshawn Lynch was in full-on Beast Mode on Thursday night against the Eagles and a shot of him on the sideline revealed a possible secret for his success.

Cameras found Lynch snacking on Skittles after his remarkable 15-yard touchdown run through a pile of Eagles in the first quarter. Tasting the rainbow seemed to agree with Lynch, because he busted out a 40-yard score a few minutes later to continue the hottest streak of his career. Lynch has now run for more than 100 yards in four of the last five games and went for 148 against the Eagles.

If Skittles are to thank for Lynch’s burst, the Seahawks will have little to worry about for the next two years. Darren Rovell of CNBC reported Friday that the company is giving Lynch a 24-month supply of the candy and a dispenser to put in his locker so that he has no trouble finding a place to keep them. With 5.9 million people watching the Seahawks victory, the exposure Lynch offered the candy was worth much more than that.

Lynch has long been a fan of Skittles and usually relies on his mom for a bag before each game. Mom will be free to do other things now that Lynch’s candy choice has gone national.

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68 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch is getting all the Skittles he can eat”
  1. edmazeing1 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:16 PM

    jamarcus ate them to!!!

  2. yelix says: Dec 2, 2011 6:17 PM

    Best sponsorship opportunity ever. The commercials write themselves.

    Also, man, Lynch looked fantastic last night. With a franchise QB and some other pieces, they could be a good team. It’s always good to see an RB that just never quits, no matter how many people try to tackle him.

  3. dondada10 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:17 PM

    Where’s Mark Sanchez’s Hebrew Nationals 24-month supply?

  4. thefam3132 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:19 PM

    that’s awesome! Good for Lynch.

  5. jrmbadger says: Dec 2, 2011 6:22 PM

    So why is Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog a big no-no but this guy can eat Skittles?

  6. go619chargers says: Dec 2, 2011 6:24 PM

    Is there really skittles in there??…. Hmmmm..

  7. biz518 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:24 PM

    My money is on matt forte eating a payday on the sideline

  8. Amadeus says: Dec 2, 2011 6:25 PM

    In related news, Ex-Lax announced it was giving a 24-month supply of laxative to Seahawk head coach Pete Carroll, who clearly needs it.

  9. bozosforall says: Dec 2, 2011 6:26 PM

    He had better check the ingredients of what’s in those bags real closely. If he’s not careful, he might find himself embroiled in the next Starcaps type situation.

  10. goldrush36 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:26 PM

    What’s this?…… an article that isn’t about the Eagles collapse? Wow you guys usually just post countless articles of how the eagles lost, not any credit to players or teams beating them. Must be April Fool’s Day… Tebow article coming in 3…2…1

  11. grogansneck says: Dec 2, 2011 6:27 PM

    In a related story, Jeff Lurie has provided a 24-month supply of Zero bars to Desean Jackson

  12. tigeralum2010 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:28 PM

    I want that last 2 minutes of my life back…

  13. localbandhero says: Dec 2, 2011 6:28 PM

    What a random event, seeing him go beast mode than munching a bag of Skittles.

  14. madenatewell says: Dec 2, 2011 6:29 PM

    Yeah, great story since he can’t afford his own skittles or anything…the rich get too much for free.

  15. gumbogumbo says: Dec 2, 2011 6:29 PM

    He ate the Eagles for dinner and had Skittles for dessert. Beast!!

  16. tomtravis76 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:33 PM

    Watch the league fine him for unauthorized promotion of a product not under an exclusive sponsorship agreement with the league during one of their broadcasts.

  17. nothimagain says: Dec 2, 2011 6:33 PM

    Kirk, Skittles are a family food. Happy families. Maybe single people eat Skittles, we don’t know. Frankly, we don’t want to know. It’s a market we can do without.

  18. cowboysallday says: Dec 2, 2011 6:34 PM

    Hahaha that’s awesome

  19. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Dec 2, 2011 6:34 PM

    Josh Alper, I don’t know who you are as a writer but touche kind sir.. touche

  20. howley1 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:39 PM

    Yeah I just knew the Skittles people were gonna love that shot.

  21. bigeasysac says: Dec 2, 2011 6:39 PM

    Finally a good and positive story coming out of Seattle!

  22. beastofeden says: Dec 2, 2011 6:41 PM

    Remember when Brent Celek of the Iggles did that Capt. Morgan pose and got fined?

    Whats the difference here?

  23. realitypolice says: Dec 2, 2011 6:43 PM

    If Skittles releases Lynch before the end of the two years, the remainder of the candy plus the dispenser still count against their cap.

  24. eddddddd says: Dec 2, 2011 6:44 PM

    How long before we see a fat nose tackle eating a Big Mac on the sideline hoping for a two year supply?

  25. mancave001 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:44 PM

    This is hilarious. Well done.

  26. iced107 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:45 PM

    I only wish he was a 49’er purely for all the jokes you could crack….

  27. factoryofsadness says: Dec 2, 2011 6:50 PM

    “So why is Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog a big no-no but this guy can eat Skittles?”

    …Uh, because Sanchez sucks..duh

  28. realitypolice says: Dec 2, 2011 6:52 PM

    beastofeden says:
    Dec 2, 2011 6:41 PM
    Remember when Brent Celek of the Iggles did that Capt. Morgan pose and got fined?

    Whats the difference here?
    =======================

    What are you talking about?

    Lynch ate the skittles on the sideline. It had nothing to do with any type of end zone celebration.

    He was sitting on the bench and the camera just happened to catch him eating them.

    Oh, there is one other difference. Lynch plays for the team that DIDN’T get b**** slapped in Seattle last night.

  29. leeroyski says: Dec 2, 2011 6:58 PM

    Just watch, now the NFL will crack down and say he can’t eat these during a game because they aren’t “licensed” by the league….

  30. pnut87 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:03 PM

    Yeah, no kidding. He’s going to get his own commercial. Mark those words.

  31. qdog112 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:04 PM

    Forget the supply, give the man money for endorsing your product. If the fact that he eats that crap had come out on network TV instead of NFL TV, it would have been worth a very good chunk of change.

    As it stands, I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t get a deal.

  32. howley1 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:07 PM

    Remember when Brent Celek of the Iggles did that Capt. Morgan pose and got fined?

    Whats the difference here?

    —————————————————————

    Apparently Marshawn Lynch eats Skittles every game, and you’re just now finding out about it because he does it discreetly on the sideline, not in the end zone, which is where Celek did his pose. Celek was not fined for that, though.

  33. j0esixpack says: Dec 2, 2011 7:09 PM

    That should just about balance out the NFL’s “Play 60″ campaign.

  34. jrmbadger says: Dec 2, 2011 7:18 PM

    “factoryofsadness says:
    Dec 2, 2011 6:50 PM
    “So why is Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog a big no-no but this guy can eat Skittles?”

    …Uh, because Sanchez sucks..duh”

    I’m not disagreeing, but eating on the sideline is eating on the sideline. Personally I could care less – if a guy is hungry and needs a boost – let ‘em eat. I just found it curious that Sanchez was heavily criticized and Lynch gets free product…..

  35. jbaxt says: Dec 2, 2011 7:21 PM

    Too bad the camera man and the video guy who went to that shot both lost their jobs…

  36. failcopter says: Dec 2, 2011 7:29 PM

    “factoryofsadness says:
    Dec 2, 2011 6:50 PM
    “So why is Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog a big no-no but this guy can eat Skittles?”

    …Uh, because Sanchez sucks..duh”

    I’m not disagreeing, but eating on the sideline is eating on the sideline. Personally I could care less – if a guy is hungry and needs a boost – let ‘em eat. I just found it curious that Sanchez was heavily criticized and Lynch gets free product…..
    ————————————————————-
    This is because:

    1. People dislike the Jets

    2. Sanchez ate them late in a game where his team won by 38 points, so it was seen as disrespectful.

  37. ace1716 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:34 PM

    So how come Mark Sanchez didn’t get a similar offer from Oscar Meyer???

  38. slammincamnewton says: Dec 2, 2011 7:34 PM

    Meanwhile back at the ranch, Tebow continues to be the best player to ever come thru the game of football…

  39. dstep24 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:39 PM

    beastofeden says:
    Dec 2, 2011 6:41 PM
    Remember when Brent Celek of the Iggles did that Capt. Morgan pose and got fined?

    Whats the difference here?

    ___________________

    Ummm…sorry…did I miss the “Skittles pose”?

  40. Fantasy Football Legend says: Dec 2, 2011 7:39 PM

    This candy does help some people with stomach probs. I know someone that eats them to stay away from smoking and they have been the only thing to help that urge.

  41. Fantasy Football Legend says: Dec 2, 2011 7:40 PM

    Also go Lynch, he is one of my fav RB’s in the game.

  42. toegoat says: Dec 2, 2011 7:40 PM

    D.Rose already did this

  43. 303bengalguy says: Dec 2, 2011 7:45 PM

    That’s just awesome… I draft guys I like watching and am happy to have Lynch on my fantasy squad. Dude plays with great tenacity and even though the stats don’t necessarily show it he’s one of the best backs in the league. Heart left on the field week in and week out and I knew I’d reap the bennies of holding onto him for the stretch. Playoff bound and thanks in part to Lynch “beastin” it the past 8 weeks or so.

  44. rarson says: Dec 2, 2011 7:47 PM

    That’s awesome, I love Skittles.

  45. herbertjablonski says: Dec 2, 2011 7:48 PM

    skittles: taste the rainBEAST!

  46. billyhoyle4real says: Dec 2, 2011 7:56 PM

    Remember those commercials where Skittles would fall out of the sky…
    Beastmode up in the Strip club makin’ it rain Skittles.

  47. biz518 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:56 PM

    when i played highschool football our coaches gave us starburst on the sideline when we came out of a game to keep our sugars up

  48. EJ says: Dec 2, 2011 8:17 PM

    Besides the off-field problems, Lynch was and still is a bad-a-s runningback. We still get to see guys bouncing off and getting dragged down the field by Freddy Jackson, but I do miss Beastmode in Buffalo. I’m glad to see he is getting his sh-t together in Seattle. Go Beastmode!!

  49. altoon88 says: Dec 2, 2011 9:13 PM

    Sanchez eats hot dogs for the 1st half.. then sometime in the 3rd or 4th quarter he starts pkaying football.

  50. earthtopft says: Dec 2, 2011 9:17 PM

    Marsh quietly letting the word out about his favorite off field candy, in the hopes that Pablo Escobar sends him a two year supply. With dispenser.

  51. howley1 says: Dec 2, 2011 9:22 PM

    You got Skittles? All we got were salt tabs.

  52. gerard33 says: Dec 2, 2011 9:26 PM

    his mom brings him a bag of skittles? it’s a good thing this guy’s tough.

  53. jimmysee says: Dec 2, 2011 9:45 PM

    If Marshawn Lynch would change his name to Merrill Lynch, think of the endorsement deal he could make!

  54. rogerbrad says: Dec 2, 2011 10:02 PM

    ace1716 says:Dec 2, 2011 7:34 PM

    So how come Mark Sanchez didn’t get a similar offer from Oscar Meyer???

    ——————————————————

    Sanchez wasn’t eating Oscar Meyer. He was eating Hebrew Nationals. Hebrew National are kosher and taste much better than Oscar Meyer, unless you like a hot dog that shoots a load of fat in your mouth every bite.

  55. shaggytoodle says: Dec 2, 2011 10:25 PM

    I thought everyone remembered this from his college years when he was driving around midfield in the medical cart screaming at people to taste the rainbow.

  56. mattlion says: Dec 2, 2011 10:40 PM

    Does Christopher Walken know about this?

  57. ivegotbigblogs says: Dec 2, 2011 10:48 PM

    Give DeSean Jackson a Pepsi before the game.

    Signed,
    A Coke fan

  58. 1920gsh says: Dec 2, 2011 11:22 PM

    Amadeus says:
    Dec 2, 2011 6:25 PM
    In related news, Ex-Lax announced it was giving a 24-month supply of laxative to Seahawk head coach Pete Carroll, who clearly needs it.

    ————————

    I think Schwartz is in much more dire need.

  59. bnwpnw says: Dec 3, 2011 12:43 AM

    best thread ever.

  60. conquerpeace4d says: Dec 3, 2011 12:58 AM

    Didn’t Fred Taylor eat skittles all the time as well? Something about running backs and skittles I guess, haha.

  61. geogibso says: Dec 3, 2011 2:22 AM

    So will American Standard be installing a free urinal in Nick Novak’s locker since he got caught pissing on the sideline?

  62. jusjamn says: Dec 3, 2011 2:58 AM

    Skittles, taste Dwayne Bow. Hahaha! Go Lynch!

  63. dolphins4 says: Dec 3, 2011 6:12 AM

    If this works the Eagles ought to go buy a couple of years supply maybe then they can win a Superbowl.

  64. toonsterwu says: Dec 3, 2011 8:24 AM

    Marshawn’s finally playing to his potential a bit more. Loved this guy out of college, but he never played up this potential. Physical runner with solid vertical speed and decent quickness. Of course, it is a contract year, and let’s see how he does now that Okung joins their list of OL guys out for the year.

  65. ahostiletakeover says: Dec 3, 2011 8:37 AM

    Perhaps its my inner nerd coming out, but every time I see this site over-use the term “Beast Mode”, I always think of that old CG cartoon from the mid nineties “Beast Wars Transformers.” We do see Calvin “Megatron” go into beast mode quite a bit too, wonder what kind of transformer nickname Lynch should get now…

  66. daveyjones1 says: Dec 3, 2011 8:45 AM

    There goes his teeth. I hope the NFL has a good dental plan.

  67. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 3, 2011 9:51 AM

    tigeralum2010 says:
    Dec 2, 2011 6:28 PM
    I want that last 2 minutes of my life back…

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    It took you 2 minutes to read that article? *snickers* <— See what I did there…

  68. getawesome23 says: Dec 3, 2011 9:56 AM

    With a 24-months supply of Skittles, just think of all the Purple Drank to be made. Lynch’s new endorsement is making Johnny Jolly extremely jealous right about now!

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