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Marshawn Lynch was a sentient being from Day 1

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For a guy who doesn’t do it often, Marshawn Lynch isn’t bad at the whole talking thing.

Asked after their Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Broncos if this was the best day of his life, the Seahawks running back provided a wonderful response:

“Next to being born,” he replied.

That was part of a classic exchange of his post-game interview, from the quotes distributed by the league.

On winning the Super Bowl, he replied: “Dream come true.”

Of his touchdown run: “Kicked it all off, boss.”

Of not celebrating on the field, he expounded: “Man, they know how I feel about it. This is big time. This has been a tradition since I came, since forever. It’s just what I do. Everybody knows it. They respect it.”

It’s hard not to respect Lynch’s season. Even though he had just 15 carries for 39 yards Sunday night, he was the backbeat of the Seahawks success.

If he chose to, he could become even more popular, by peeking out of his shell more often.

Like he did his first day, which he recalled being better than this one.

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25 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch was a sentient being from Day 1”
  1. thegregwitul says: Feb 2, 2014 11:09 PM

    The last time he peeked out of his shell the city of Buffalo went bananas because he bumped into a drunk girl downtown. She wasn’t hurt or anything and you would have thought he was running a dog fighting ring with the over the top outrage.

  2. bossbertozzi says: Feb 2, 2014 11:09 PM

    BEAST MODE CRUSH PUNY BRONCOS AND WIN SUPER BOWL.

  3. prspicacious says: Feb 2, 2014 11:11 PM

    Dude says more by not speaking than 95% of the other professional athletes I have heard interviewed over the course of many years.

    Thanks for doing Seattle fans proud today, Beast-man :)

  4. hawkspft says: Feb 2, 2014 11:12 PM

    I love this guy

  5. blackngold4life says: Feb 2, 2014 11:20 PM

    Same thing I would have said..

  6. shayeezy says: Feb 2, 2014 11:23 PM

    calling everyone boss is so brilliantly smug and patronizing. what a boss.

  7. mrwalterisgod says: Feb 2, 2014 11:29 PM

    SUPER BOWL XLVIII CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. nfl4days says: Feb 2, 2014 11:44 PM

    Nothing but respect for beastmode. Really happy he got a ring. At the rate he’s going, there may be a bust in canton in his future.

  9. meatcarroll says: Feb 2, 2014 11:46 PM

    Remember when clowns said that the Seahawks would easily lay down if the Broncos stopped Lynch and made Wilson throw? Wilson outplayed Pickton Choking today.

  10. ktmbomber says: Feb 2, 2014 11:47 PM

    What a mudder fluffing stud. Do it on the field and let the beastin’ do the talkin’.

  11. chawk12thman says: Feb 2, 2014 11:51 PM

    Love the way he shows he was supposed to make it into the end zone by just dropping or giving the ball to the ump…………….Class Act, this fellow.

  12. dfco74 says: Feb 3, 2014 12:02 AM

    How does the marshawn lynch trade look now Buffalo? What a pathetic organization.

  13. shortfatbald1 says: Feb 3, 2014 12:07 AM

    Lynch in the backfield kept the box stacked giving the receivers a better chance to get open. (keeping it pithy)

    Beast Mode!

    GO HAWKS!!

  14. rdchappell says: Feb 3, 2014 12:09 AM

    Jim Harbaugh said the ‘next to being born’ thing 3 weeks ago in response to a similar question.

  15. eatitfanboy says: Feb 3, 2014 12:50 AM

    Ordinarily, I would just say that this is a guy who tends to shy away from the spotlight and we should just leave him alone.

    But I actually am curious to find out why he got this way only because he was the exact opposite persona in college- remember, this is the guy that stole a golf cart after a game and chased people around the field while at Cal. He was considered the best quote on the team back then.

    So I think it’s legitimate to ask the question of what happened between then and now.

  16. contra74 says: Feb 3, 2014 12:55 AM

    Zzzzzz

  17. mayfieldroadboy says: Feb 3, 2014 1:12 AM

    SENTIENT? kind of a scholarly word and somewhat out of place in this context, don’t you think, Mr Gantt? Can you actually describe Lynch as being perceptive? Or maybe you just find him to be “conscious”?

  18. JSpicoli says: Feb 3, 2014 3:47 AM

    If he’d dance around mock opponents and kiss himself, he could be just like the quarterback in San Francisco.

    I like him just the way he is.

    Go CAL.

  19. dapollock69 says: Feb 3, 2014 6:40 AM

    Let him be. The man earned his trophy, has the respect of teammates and coaches. Clearly he will eschew endorsement deals by remaining silent, but if that’s what he desires, so be it. Not everyone wants to be in a 15 second sound bite.

  20. anonymous135 says: Feb 3, 2014 6:47 AM

    Can’t wait to see him making a round on the talk shows..

    Respect to the non prima donna’s… true role model (minus DUI stuff, but shunning the spotlight)..

  21. jharmon64 says: Feb 3, 2014 7:25 AM

    I looked up ‘sentient’ and I still don’t know what it means.

  22. zeke2517 says: Feb 3, 2014 8:15 AM

    Back…bone?

  23. doubleogator says: Feb 3, 2014 10:34 AM

    39 Yards…Beastmode??

  24. listenup823 says: Feb 3, 2014 11:15 AM

    Lunch was just a spectator with 39 yards.. No beast mode

  25. seaeagle707 says: Feb 3, 2014 4:53 PM

    Take a look at the video he did for the NFL’s Japanese affiliate. All about different kinds of candy and filmed at the VMAC. You would not believe that its the same guy. Seriously.

    Happy to see him have the chance for a TD in the Big Game.

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