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(Deadspin)   Another Seattle Seahawk is being labeled a thug because he A) Asked to bring a gun to the Superbowl. B) Called Peyton Manning a fetus that needs to be kicked off the plantation. C) Showed insufficient deference to sports "journalists"   (deadspin.com ) divider line
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2014-01-31 05:23:28 PM  
Yeesh.....Jason Keidel needs to get over himself.

/Go Hawks.
 
2014-01-31 05:37:31 PM  
-Really, Marshawn - I'm a nice guy. You should use me to let everyone out there know that you aren't a drug-addled roided out gangbanger.

-Who the hell said I was?

-Um...people, I guess. But me and my buddies can save you from it. You just have to let us be your ambassadors and tell white america not to be afraid of you.

-Nah boss. I got twitter. The fans and me get along great.

-F*CK OFF THUG
 
2014-01-31 05:45:44 PM  
You know what makes me love the Seahawks even more?  The diversity of personalities coming from the star players.

And Lynch has it right, the 12th Man doesn't care if he chooses not to speak with a bunch of hack reporters.
 
2014-01-31 07:26:47 PM  

The_Sponge: the 12th Man doesn't care if he chooses not to speak with a bunch of hack reporters.


Literally no one except sports reporters cares if he talks to the media.
 
2014-01-31 07:27:04 PM  
Let's read the headlines about Marshawn Lynch a week after the Super Bowl.
 
2014-01-31 07:35:57 PM  
Some people are good at handling the media, and should go get that publicity. Some people are not good at handling the media, and those people should be left alone. And the NFL has no business forcing the media on them.

/Bronco fan
 
2014-01-31 07:55:37 PM  

"And he did little on Media Day ..."


What a waste, Media Day. Another reason there should just be one week off between the Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl.

 
2014-01-31 07:57:12 PM  
A young man from a troubled past is still troubled.

Fascinating
 
2014-01-31 07:59:30 PM  
Dear Lord, that was an awful article.  It's also the exact reason why Lynch doesn't talk to the media.

\hopes he goes batshiat in the Super Bowl
 
2014-01-31 08:01:38 PM  
All this because they really, really wanted to ask him about Justin Bieber, based on the rest of Media Day. Eff that. GO SEAHAWKS!
 
2014-01-31 08:04:30 PM  
With Lynch, the less said the better.

Though, this column from the Seattle Times was interesting.
 
2014-01-31 08:07:24 PM  
Would a thug sponsor the rainbow?
 
2014-01-31 08:08:16 PM  
Or, rather, would the rainbow sponsor a thug?
 
2014-01-31 08:11:56 PM  
Maybe it's because I'm not particularly outgoing myself, but Lynch's treatment of the media has only increased my respect for him.  The man's paid to play football, not to play Chatty Cathy with a bunch of obsolete hacks.  If he doesn't want to talk, don't make him talk.
 
2014-01-31 08:12:44 PM  

Summoner101: Or, rather, would the rainbow sponsor a thug?


They use it to make Purple Drank and rape White Christian women. That's a key Skittles demographic.
 
2014-01-31 08:15:20 PM  
Monday morning:

"After rushing for 140 yards and 2 TDs to lift the Seattle Seahawks over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, Marshawn Lynch's performance on the field was overshadowed by his mediocre performance in front of the cameras during Media Week..."

-No credible person ever

/which means at least 10% of these useless, untalented assholes will write something to that effect
 
2014-01-31 08:15:56 PM  
FTFA: "Lynch was expected to expose himself for less than 45 minutes..."

Well, where do I sign up to expose myself to the press for no more than 45 minutes?!
 
2014-01-31 08:16:35 PM  
On average, Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman talk exactly the correct amount.
 
2014-01-31 08:18:43 PM  
If you watch any of the Sound FX or Turning Point type shows, Lynch talks plenty on the sideline and during games. He just knows that he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't with the media, so why bother?
 
2014-01-31 08:18:46 PM  

skinink: "And he did little on Media Day ..."
What a waste, Media Day. Another reason there should just be one week off between the Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl.


i.cdn.turner.com
Agrees.
 
2014-01-31 08:19:41 PM  

greasefire11: FTFA: "Lynch was expected to expose himself for less than 45 minutes..."

Well, where do I sign up to expose myself to the press for no more than 45 minutes?!


I'm gonna do it! I'm going to go out there and wag my Weiner, and everyone but my wife is going to pass out! I'll do it!
 
2014-01-31 08:33:50 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Some people are good at handling the media, and should go get that publicity. Some people are not good at handling the media, and those people should be left alone. And the NFL has no business forcing the media on them.

/Bronco fan


I do agree with this to some degree.

Yes, there are some jackass columnists and reporters, but those kind of people are everywhere.

However, nobody has forced him to go into the NFL.  We're talking about a $10b a year company which thrives a lot on the media doing their thing.  And if you're going to be a willing participant in something like this (and get some extra cash through Skittles endorsements), you gotta play by their rules.  I'm not saying they're right or wrong, but if you're going to sign a $31 million dollar contract (with $17m guaranteed), live up to some obligations.

If this guy wants to play football and live in relative obscurity, go to the Arena League or up to Canada.  Until then, just fake a smile and suck it up for 45 minutes.
 
2014-01-31 08:38:47 PM  

LessO2: If this guy wants to play football and live in relative obscurity, go to the Arena League or up to Canada. Until then, just fake a smile and suck it up for 45 minutes.


That's what he did.
 
2014-01-31 08:45:30 PM  
Funny a player can get fined more money for not talking to the media than knocking a guys head off on purpose.

Player safety my ass.
 
2014-01-31 08:51:15 PM  

LessO2: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Some people are good at handling the media, and should go get that publicity. Some people are not good at handling the media, and those people should be left alone. And the NFL has no business forcing the media on them.

/Bronco fan

I do agree with this to some degree.

Yes, there are some jackass columnists and reporters, but those kind of people are everywhere.

However, nobody has forced him to go into the NFL.  We're talking about a $10b a year company which thrives a lot on the media doing their thing.  And if you're going to be a willing participant in something like this (and get some extra cash through Skittles endorsements), you gotta play by their rules.  I'm not saying they're right or wrong, but if you're going to sign a $31 million dollar contract (with $17m guaranteed), live up to some obligations.

If this guy wants to play football and live in relative obscurity, go to the Arena League or up to Canada.  Until then, just fake a smile and suck it up for 45 minutes.


I basically agree.  This guy will get older and figure it out.  Meanwhile the Seahawks have the weirdest bunker mentally coming from a wimpy ass city.
 
2014-01-31 08:54:23 PM  
And to think we missed all the quotes about how Lynch just wants to contribute. He is taking it one game at a time. Additional generic athlete response goes here.
 
2014-01-31 08:54:57 PM  
This was pretty much a no win situation for Lynch.  He wasn't going to say anything beyond the normal, "we took every game as if it was the championship", "I thank god, my family, and the Seahawks for the second chance given to me", etc.  Thats if everything went perfect.

However the media was going to do their best to make a story.  Crap, Sherman shows a little emotion, doesn't curse, but says whats on his mind, and its the biggest media story in the world for a week or two.  This was all the media was going to hope for and they were going to do anything they could to make him slip up and say something off the cuff.

Take the fine, do what you did thanking the fans, and get out and tear it up this Sunday.
 
2014-01-31 08:55:40 PM  
Can't Richard Sherman speak for him? Lord knows he talks enough for two or three players at least.
 
2014-01-31 08:56:22 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: If this guy wants to play football and live in relative obscurity, go to the Arena League or up to Canada.  Until then, just fake a smile and suck it up for 45 minutes.

I basically agree.  This guy will get older and figure it out.  Meanwhile the Seahawks have the weirdest bunker mentally coming from a wimpy ass city.


Aw, a couple of fans of failures.

/he's perfectly fine with talking to the media and others in one-on-one situations. He doesn't seem to be a fan of huge swarms of people
//if the media wants to talk to someone, there are 105 other players and probably another 100 staff to talk to. Learn to research. Or acknowledge it's not your God-given right to force someone to talk to you in a way that you want them to.
 
2014-01-31 09:06:59 PM  
This is one of the many reason why I would hate to be famous. I would be a raging lunatic after 10 questions let alone 45 minutes.

/I have been interviewed twice, didn't go so well.
 
2014-01-31 09:09:06 PM  

LessO2: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Some people are good at handling the media, and should go get that publicity. Some people are not good at handling the media, and those people should be left alone. And the NFL has no business forcing the media on them.

/Bronco fan

I do agree with this to some degree.

Yes, there are some jackass columnists and reporters, but those kind of people are everywhere.

However, nobody has forced him to go into the NFL.  We're talking about a $10b a year company which thrives a lot on the media doing their thing.  And if you're going to be a willing participant in something like this (and get some extra cash through Skittles endorsements), you gotta play by their rules.  I'm not saying they're right or wrong, but if you're going to sign a $31 million dollar contract (with $17m guaranteed), live up to some obligations.

If this guy wants to play football and live in relative obscurity, go to the Arena League or up to Canada.  Until then, just fake a smile and suck it up for 45 minutes.


Actually it seems he can play football in the NFL just fine without it. He's given a grand total of 13 minutes of interviews this entire year. And yet, the NFL still somehow managed to get people to go to Seahawks games.
 
2014-01-31 09:16:01 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Actually it seems he can play football in the NFL just fine without it. He's given a grand total of 13 minutes of interviews this entire year. And yet, the NFL still somehow managed to get people to go to Seahawks games.


Let it go, he's been rolling with his silly hate for at least a couple weeks now.

Plus it makes sense that the league has to do something about it since they can't have everyone follow that lead (not that there's a shortage of players happy to talk to the media).

It's really funny that it's in conjunction with the SB, though. Yeah, because the NFL's having problem not having enough people watch the Super Bowl.

/though I suppose they could do some testing and if people genuinely were abnormally uncomfortable with talking to large groups of people, maybe they'd cut 'em some slack as long as they did some one-on-ones
//Lynch's past interviews that have been great have all been of that variety
 
2014-01-31 09:16:26 PM  
I told this story in a previous thread a few weeks back: A few months ago a buddy of mine in Seattle, who's a huge Hawks fan, was at a charity/business event that featured some Seahawks who were signing autographs and such.  My friend, frankly a little starstruck, managed to tell Marshawn Lynch "that Beast-Mode run in that playoff game against the Saints that registered on the Richter scale? I was there!"

Marshawn: "Really? So was I!"

Maybe you had to be there, but it was a fun moment for my buddy as they had a small laugh.

So, yeah, I just don't see him as some a-holish, 'thug' type Jason Keidel, you dick.
 
2014-01-31 09:22:45 PM  

Shame Us: The_Sponge: the 12th Man doesn't care if he chooses not to speak with a bunch of hack reporters.

Literally no one except sports reporters cares if he talks to the media.


Yeah this.

He's still a little biatch, wants to play but doesn't want to do the dance to further his career after the game.
 
2014-01-31 09:24:40 PM  
I'm reviewing Lynch's contract right now, looking for a clause or something that indicates his pay, bonuses, or length of employment with Seattle is dependent on anything he says to the media...let's see here...nope.  Nope.  Can't find anything.  It says something about "performing duties as a running back for the Seattle NFL Franchise" and "setting a proper example in the Seattle community" and "please do not violate the company handbook"...but nothing about talking to the media and making their jobs any easier.

In other words, the media in this case can EABOD.  I do think the whole thing is hilarious, however, watching the media collectively get their knickers twisted.  Gotta write about something to justify their job, I guess.
 
2014-01-31 09:35:30 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Maybe it's because I'm not particularly outgoing myself, but Lynch's treatment of the media has only increased my respect for him.  The man's paid to play football, not to play Chatty Cathy with a bunch of obsolete hacks.  If he doesn't want to talk, don't make him talk.


I agree 100%.  Good on him for not bothering to "play the game".
 
2014-01-31 09:36:18 PM  
Who says he's got to talk about football? Shoot, he'd make headlines if all he did was sit there, ignore football completely, and talk about an unrelated subject for 45 minutes. Like gardening. Or cars.
 
2014-01-31 09:44:37 PM  
Can't blame the man for not wanting to be put under the microscope by the media. They want some quotes or soundbites to rerun on Sportscenter and writearticles about. I personally think he should go back to not speaking and taking the fine like a man.
 
2014-01-31 09:50:57 PM  
Some people just don't like being put on the spot by reporters. Hell, Roger Maris got New York sports writers to root against him while he was playing for the Yankees solely because he didn't like talking to the press.

If he wants to let his playing do the talking, let him. Isn't that what all those idiot jocksniffers that were badmouthing Sherman want?
 
2014-01-31 10:05:41 PM  

The_Sponge: You know what makes me love the Seahawks even more?  The diversity of personalities coming from the star players.

And Lynch has it right, the 12th Man doesn't care if he chooses not to speak with a bunch of hack reporters.


Right. The players on the other teams are cookie cutter automatons. Seattle is the team with unique personalities.
 
2014-01-31 10:06:25 PM  
Sports journalists are about as useful to society as entertainment journalists.
 
2014-01-31 10:21:50 PM  

stoli n coke: If he wants to let his playing do the talking, let him. Isn't that what all those idiot jocksniffers that were badmouthing Sherman want?


They don't know what they want - they only know that it's whatever you're not giving them.
 
2014-01-31 10:24:02 PM  
Keidel is an asshole. Nothing to see here.
 
2014-01-31 10:25:22 PM  
>dem red eyes
>Washington state

Yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhh.
 
2014-01-31 10:26:43 PM  

LessO2: If this guy wants to play football and live in relative obscurity, go to the Arena League or up to Canada.  Until then, just fake a smile and suck it up for 45 minutes.


Some players, Darren Sproles for example, have horrible debilitating stage fright in front of microphones. Its like a miracle every time the media can him to squeak out twelve words before he shuts down. I have no idea what the NFL would do with him if the Saints ever get back to the Super Bowl but I know he couldnt simply "suck it up" and do a full media session. Not while making sense and not locking up.
 
2014-01-31 10:29:41 PM  
They'll get over it.
 
2014-01-31 10:31:50 PM  

mikaloyd: Some players, Darren Sproles for example, have horrible debilitating stage fright in front of microphones. Its like a miracle every time the media can him to squeak out twelve words before he shuts down. I have no idea what the NFL would do with him if the Saints ever get back to the Super Bowl but I know he couldnt simply "suck it up" and do a full media session. Not while making sense and not locking up.


If the NFL wouldn't do something about it, it'd be cool if players like that could get a "team will cover your non-speaking fines in the event of Super Bowl" clause in their contract.

/because really, if a guy's a key part of you getting to a SB, $50,000 is nothing to a team
 
2014-01-31 10:42:58 PM  

GoldSpider: Sports journalists are about as useful to society as entertainment journalists.


I would put sports journalists lower, most of the time they are just full of shiat
 
2014-01-31 10:48:08 PM  

mikaloyd: LessO2: If this guy wants to play football and live in relative obscurity, go to the Arena League or up to Canada.  Until then, just fake a smile and suck it up for 45 minutes.

Some players, Darren Sproles for example, have horrible debilitating stage fright in front of microphones. Its like a miracle every time the media can him to squeak out twelve words before he shuts down. I have no idea what the NFL would do with him if the Saints ever get back to the Super Bowl but I know he couldnt simply "suck it up" and do a full media session. Not while making sense and not locking up.



Reminds me of a few years back when I was watching the pre-game for some low-level college bowl game, I can't remember which. Anyway, they showed some clips of the interviews done during the run up to the game, and one of the players had a really, really bad stammer. He was trying his damndest to answer the reporters questions, but he just couldn't do it. 15 seconds in, his face was beet red and you could tell he felt terrible, but they just wouldn't leave him alone. That was around the time I lost all respect for media day reporters.
 
2014-01-31 10:48:40 PM  
As a Seattle fan i hate the way the media has acted about this, yes i do understand under his contract he does have to speak to reporters.  He did just enough and that should be good enough but some of these guys like john clayon are trying to make it about themselves too.

He gave his interview to Deon on the nfl network and espn got extremely butthurt over it.  If i was Seattle and they win the bowl i would give interviews to everyone but espn just to watch those dickholes freak out.
 
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