Marshawn Lynch spreading his message, living his words

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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch used what could be his final post-game press conference to encourage young players to be financially responsible.’

Specifically, and as only he can say it, he told them to take care of their “chicken.”

Now, he’s minding his own poultry, by creating clothing with the instant catch-phrase.

Via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Lynch has already started selling T-shirts ($39.95) and hoodies ($70) with the “Take Care of ‘Yo Chicken” message through his own website.

It’s clever marketing, but Lynch’s message was a sound one, as he told players that being wise with their money while they’re making it gives them options down the road when the income isn’t the same.

“I’ve been on the other side of retirement and it’s good when you get over there and you can do what the [expletive] you want to,” he said after last week’s loss to the Packers. “So I tell y’all right now while y’all in it: Take care of y’all bread, so when y’all done you can go ahead and take care of yourself. So while y’all in it right now, take care of y’all’s bodies, take care of y’all’s chicken, take care of y’all’s mental. Because, look, we ain’t lasting that long.

“I had a couple players that I played with that they’re no longer here no more — they’re no longer — so you feel me? Take care of y’all mentals, y’all bodies, y’all chicken, so when y’all ready to walk away y’all walk away and you’ll be able to do what y’all want to do.”

Lynch made about $120,000 for his late-season return to the Seahawks, when they signed him out of desperation with all their other running backs hurt. He scored four touchdowns in those three games, so they’d have to consider the investment worth it.

It also gave him a chance to spread his advice, and to put it into practice by capitalizing on the attention.

24 responses to “Marshawn Lynch spreading his message, living his words

  1. Be responsible with your money! Spend $40 on my T-shirt!

    While I think it is a great message to encourage youth to be responsible with their money, that seems at odds with saying buy my over priced T-shirts & hoodies.

  2. intrafinesse says:

    I like Beast Mode but $40 for a T-shirt?
    No thanks.

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    You could get a Skittles t shirt for about 20 bucks.

  3. PrezTtump says:
    January 16, 2020 at 8:13 am
    40.00 for a t shirt and his message is for the kids to take care of and budget their money….sounds like he is taking care of his
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    The “kids” he’s talking about are NFL players on their rookie contract. I’d imagine that 40.00 is NOT a lot of money for Nick Bosa to spend on a t-shirt.

  4. IIRC, Lynch is one of the guys that were said to have invested all their football money and lived on endorsements only.

    Others I think did the same are/were:

    Richard Sherman
    Ricky Jean-Francois
    Rob Gronkowski

    Who else do you guys know of?

  5. The median income in Seattle is over $90k. When you are willing to drop $5 a pop for a cup of coffee, I’m sure $40 for a t-shirt doesn’t bother those who will actually buy it.

  6. @ 37 3 Rate This
    SWFLPC.INC says:
    January 16, 2020 at 8:13 am
    Lynch has a message? Yeah ok…
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    Yes he does. Because you might not like him or how he stated his message to young players (and not you), doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a messaage. Saving for retirement, no matter what occoupation, is what every person should be trying to do. Very few corporations provide pensions and barely a 401K. So yes, he does have a message and a very good one at that.

  7. HagemeisterPark says:
    January 16, 2020 at 9:13 am
    So chickens means money to this clown? Did i understand that right?

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    Every generation has its slang…

    …and every prior generation hates it.

  8. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    January 16, 2020 at 9:01 am
    IIRC, Lynch is one of the guys that were said to have invested all their football money and lived on endorsements only.

    Others I think did the same are/were:

    Richard Sherman
    Ricky Jean-Francois
    Rob Gronkowski

    Who else do you guys know of?
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    I don’t know how he was with his actual salary…but there was the now famous story of Alfred Morris who came in to the NFL as a 6th round pick and continued to drive around his 1991 Mazda 626 despite getting a 2+ million dollar rookie deal.

    You’d have to think someone with that mindset has continued to be smart with their money.

  9. He probably thought that Petey would call another passing play on first and goal in week 17, with the game on the line.

  10. Dude, that’s like telling a 25 year old that just got his first real job to make sure he saves for retirement. Most people do not do it. And professional ball players are even worse than the general population, who are terrible.

  11. HagemeisterPark says:
    January 16, 2020 at 9:13 am
    So chickens means money to this clown? Did i understand that right?
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    Yes, it’s a very good analogy too. You have obviously never been poor or been around a poor rural area. Chickens are valuable assets that pay dividends. If you take care of them they will provide your family with an endless supply eggs and keep the insects at bay which helps your garden and keeps the ticks off of your dogs that protect your chickens from predators.

    Invest your extra money in things that can sustain you and grow.

  12. HagemeisterPark says:
    January 16, 2020 at 9:13 am
    So chickens means money to this clown? Did i understand that right?
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    People give Marshawn Lynch a hard time because he doesn’t like talking to the media and uses terms like taking care of “yo chicken”. People also fail to do their research before making inaccurate comments. His message is accurate; people need to take care of their money while they have it. He doesn’t want to see young football players blow their millions like so many before them, so they aren’t broke when they’re 40.

    Sounds like a pretty smart message to me.

  13. HagemeisterPark says:
    January 16, 2020 at 9:13 am

    So chickens means money to this clown? Did i understand that right?

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    This will come as shock to you, but other terms for money include:
    Jack
    Gravy
    Lettuce
    Payola
    Moola
    Bread
    Dough
    Scratch

    There are more, but I think this is more than enough for you to digest right now.

  14. edenprairieballer says:
    January 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm
    $40 for a T-Shirt? Sounds like he’s banking on some dopes who don’t care about their “chickens”. The sad part is he will probably make some good money off of this.
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    You do realize that the vast majority of the profits from the website goes to either his Fam1st Family Foundation or the Australian Wildfires, right?

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