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.

68 responses to “Marshawn Lynch is getting all the Skittles he can eat

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

    …Uh, because Sanchez sucks..duh

  9. 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?
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    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.

  10. 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.

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

    Whats the difference here?

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    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.

  12. “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…..

  13. “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…..
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    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.

  14. 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”?

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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!!

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

  19. 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.

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

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

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

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    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.

  22. 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.

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    I think Schwartz is in much more dire need.

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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…

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

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

  28. 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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