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Obama admires Marshawn Lynch’s approach to the press


Marshawn Lynch didn’t attend the Seahawks’ trip to the White House today, and that’s no surprise. Lynch always shies away from the limelight, most notably at the Super Bowl, where he rarely gave more than one-word answers while hundreds of reporters tried to talk to him.

President Obama noted Lynch’s absence today and said there are times he’d like to give the press the silent treatment himself.

“He’s not here today, but we’ve got to give props to Beast Mode, Marshawn Lynch. I am sorry that Marshawn’s not here because I just want to say how much I admire his approach to the press. I want to get some tips from him,” Obama said.

That’s one thing that athletes and politicians have in common: They’re not very fond of the reporters who cover them.

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32 Responses to “Obama admires Marshawn Lynch’s approach to the press”
  1. wnstonchill says: May 21, 2014 4:09 PM

    So………Lynch reads from a teleprompter too and “fibs” blatantly to the masses??

  2. thepftpoet says: May 21, 2014 4:09 PM

    Marshawn Lynch was too busy drinking and driving to go.

    Notice his 2 DUI’s.

  3. slugbaitspace says: May 21, 2014 4:11 PM

    He’s just about that action, boss.

  4. jjb0811 says: May 21, 2014 4:13 PM

    Ive never seen a camera that BO has shied away from.

  5. marcthomas2444 says: May 21, 2014 4:15 PM

    You bet he’d like to pick up some of Lynch’s techniques withe the press, now that a few of them aren’t eating out of his hand anymore, and with multiple scandals blooming. Doesn’t know how to talk without the old teleprompter.

  6. tucobenedictopacificojuanmariaramirez says: May 21, 2014 4:16 PM

    The press fawns all over Obama. Give me a break. Loudest guy in the room and never met a microphone he didn’t like.

  7. thepftpoet says: May 21, 2014 4:17 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings > Seattle PEDhawks





  8. snoqualmkanem says: May 21, 2014 4:19 PM

    Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good lie.

    Marshawn Lynch

    1 misdemeanor hit and run (settled for 100 dollars)
    1 weapons charge (misdemeanor) settled for community service and a small fine.
    1 DUI (exactly at the legal limit .08%.)

    Oh, and the DUI was over 2 years ago, and the only incident that happened while he was a Seahawk.

  9. weepingjebus says: May 21, 2014 4:26 PM

    There was a recent twitter pic trending of the WH press pool stuffed into a bedroom in the mansion where President Obama was doing a fundraising. Seems like he’s got the press pretty well in hand already.

  10. marvsleezy says: May 21, 2014 4:27 PM

    So a guy with a hit and run and a potential DWI was just honored by the president?

  11. Go-Hawks! says: May 21, 2014 4:32 PM

    Of course, everyone commenting on this story is above reproach. Never done anything wrong? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  12. patfic5 says: May 21, 2014 4:33 PM

    I admire Obama’s ability to cater to the press that won’t dare question his actions.

  13. southpaw79 says: May 21, 2014 4:37 PM

    Marshawn Lynch is an employee of the Seattle Seahawks and I do not expect him to answer my questions about what he does/does not do.

    Mr. Obama is an employee and servant to the citizens of the United States of America and sure as heck owes it to us to keep us informed of what he is doing/does not do while at the White House.

    Marshawn Lynch lead the Seahawks to prosperity.
    Mr. Obama……. not so much.

    > definitely not a Seahawks fan.

  14. eaglesnoles05 says: May 21, 2014 4:38 PM

    Obama WISHES he could act that way with the press, that’s why.

  15. mrneto72 says: May 21, 2014 4:39 PM

    Obviously Mr Obama has missed the cat that saved the little boy from the dog, he also missed the cat throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game.

  16. stevent92 says: May 21, 2014 4:43 PM

    So Marshawn Lynch also has absolutely no clue about what’s going on, but once he finds out about it on the news, he’s “mad as hell” about it.

  17. dasportsninja says: May 21, 2014 4:45 PM

    That hit and run might have resulted in a 100 dollar fine, but it also resulted in a broken hip for the lady that was crossing the street and a 7 figure settlement!

  18. snoqualmkanem says: May 21, 2014 5:21 PM

    Not sure what some posters expect.

    They rant against Sherman because he talks too much (even thought it is usually the truth).
    They rant against Marshawn because he is too quiet.

    Get on the same page haters…

  19. snoqualmkanem says: May 21, 2014 5:22 PM

    Actually the hit and run didn’t result in a broken hip.

    It resulted in the need for a few stitches… which is why he was fined 100 dollars.

  20. stoptrippn says: May 21, 2014 5:24 PM

    Pete Carroll was the liar on stage

  21. thepftpoett says: May 21, 2014 6:04 PM

    I really hope the Vikings can win a Super Bowl someday and be able to visit the WH. Must be great to be a Seahawks fan right now. For now I’ll just settle for mediocrity. Skol

  22. noahbird says: May 21, 2014 8:40 PM

    Or, Marshawn understands that the USG is a joke & ceremonial WH trips are a time honored joke.

  23. rcali says: May 21, 2014 10:49 PM

    I’m loving this “Change.” My health insurance company no longer covers my prescriptions! Thanks Bud!

  24. achillesofwooters says: May 21, 2014 11:07 PM

    I guess our humble and camera-shy President is worn out by the presdure of all the fawning, soft-ball questions he gets from his Press.

  25. bornahawker says: May 21, 2014 11:20 PM

    Obama wishes he had half the stones marshawn does.

  26. trapshoot says: May 21, 2014 11:20 PM

    Does Lynch lie to the press as easily as Obama does?

  27. pr0phat69 says: May 21, 2014 11:56 PM

    I can’t be the only one who read that in “Obama voice”…can I?

  28. wnstonchill says: May 22, 2014 12:07 AM

    “God” has SPOKEN!!!!

  29. kingpoch says: May 22, 2014 1:42 AM

    After 35 years it’s about time the Seahawks got a trip to the White House. Completely embarassing how long it took them.

  30. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 22, 2014 1:42 PM

    It’s not a good thing for the president of the US to say that he doesn’t want to talk to the press. There are regimes where the press is completely controlled in what they can and can not ask. Is that where we want to go as a country?

  31. orcahawk says: May 22, 2014 4:52 PM

    I don’t like politics in my sports.

  32. fubar000 says: May 22, 2014 7:28 PM

    How awkward it must’ve been for Golden Tate and others standing there fully aware that they are not signed to the Seahawks anymore.

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