Marshawn Lynch Finally Speaks His Mind

 

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Marshawn Lynch is notorious for pushing the limits on and off the field. He is first and foremost a ridiculously talented running back for the SuperBowl bound Seattle Seahawks. Lets just say you would definitely want him on your fantasy roster, the dude’s nickname is “Beast Mode” for crying out loud.

Lynch is a badass player, but also has some ridiculous reputations off the field. First, he’s obsessed with Skittles. He was most recently fined $20,000 for grabbing his crotch during the NFC Championship game, this was not a first offense. He is also known for his refusal to speak to the media. He just doesn’t like it and doesn’t care if he gets fined $100,000 for it, but yesterday Skittles shared a press conference where Marshawn says what’s on his mind.

The caption below the video reads, “Marshawn Lynch gives an exclusive Skittles press conference to discuss the most pressing issues in football.”

Enjoy 🙂

And just remember, “You don’t feel beast mode, it feels you”

What It’s Like to Live Amongst the 12th Man

space needle 12th manI’ve been in Seattle for a little over 2 months and I’ve learned two things super quickly:

1.) The Emerald city is crazy about composting garbage and recycling (it’s illegal to throw food scraps in your trash).

2.) Seattleites are absolutely INSANE about their Seattle Seahawks. I mean I get it, I’m a Bears fan through-n-through and I’ve always been the one decked out in my fan gear on Sundays. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to cheer for a defending champion NFL team. And although I’ve grown up in a sports city, the 12th man is a whole other animal that has truly encompassed the city. It’s blue and lime green all day EVERY day.

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It doesn’t matter where you go 12’s are EVERYWHERE. Small signs in every apartment window, large signs outside of professional buildings, people wearing their 12th man jerseys like they’re a legitimate player on the Seahawks roster and my personal favorite, the 12th man flag flies proudly atop the popular Space Needle lit with green and blue lights.

If you need more information about the 12th Man, don’t worry, they’ve got a website: http://www.seahawks.com/12th-Man/. Obviously, it doesn’t stop there.

12th man beerWhy not have a local beer dedicated to the fans of Seattle? The 12th Can from Ballard brewmasters Hilliard’s Beer was the answer to this problem. The brew was introduced in 2013.

 

 

12th blendWashington is a state is known for it’s delicious wine. It’s basically the first cousin to Napa Valley. So obviously, you’re going to have a few winos hanging around (myself included). What do you get when you put Seahawks fans and a wine label together? The “12th Blend” produced by Eye of the Needle Winery. It not only has a fun label 12th man fans adore, it also supports Northwest Harvest, a statewide, nonprofit hunger relief agency.

 

12 spiritsIf you’re not a beer or wine fan, don’t you fret. 12th Spirits has some harder Vodka and Gin options for you as well. So basically, no matter what you’re drinking you can always incorporate the 12th man.

 

 

Why stop at booze? The 12th man is a part of daily life here in Washington. I think the next best option would be to decorate your home to show your support? This Ferndale homeowner originally only painted her front door lime green and her neighbors encouraged her to just go all out and incorporate the garage as well. All for the love of the Hawks.

 

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Seattle is also one of the most dog friendly cities in the US. The 12th man doesn’t care if you’re animal or human, all living beings are included in the majestic fan-hood. Take this golden retriever and her puppies for example.

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It’s not just the fans and their pets who have adopted this 12th Man persona, but the team itself is onboard.

Team waving flagBefore every game the 12th Man flag is raised by a player or some sort of celebrity and it is an HONOR in this neck of the woods. Coach Pete Carroll, Quarterback Russell Wilson and the crazy talented and outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman always acknowledge the 12th man in their post game interviews as well.

As an outsider, I think the fact that the city is so supportive of their NFL fans is fantastic. I hope the Bears will actually win a Superbowl in my lifetime and Chicago embraces the obnoxious and amazing fandom.

However, my one qualm is the 12 jerseys. There are so many crazy talented players on the Seahawks your options are endless for jersey choices. Go get yourself a Wilson or Chancellor jersey, otherwise you just look silly (unless you’re a fluffy pup, then it doesn’t really matter what jersey you wear).

So bring on the Superbowl Seahawks. My Bears gear has been put away until next season and I’m hopping on the Superbowl bandwagon with my Seahawks baseball cap. I’m ready to experience what it’s like to win a Championship in the city of the 12th man. Give it to me Seattle 🙂

Two Stars and One Superhero Superbowl Bet

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If you’re going to make a bet for the biggest sporting event in the United States, it better have “Super” proportions. In terms of American pride, it doesn’t get much better than the Superbowl and this year the defending champion Seattle Seahawks are about to battle it out with the New England Patriots. For many people (mostly those of us who’s teams aren’t playing in the big game) the Superbowl is an opportunity to place some bets for cash, maybe buy a few squares, or you can go all out in Vegas with the big dogs. It is rare that a bet making headlines has nothing to do with cash, but rather volunteering at a Children’s Hospital.

Here is the winning combination for a Superbowl bet:

Two actors who play Superheroes + NFL Fandom + Stakes that tug at your heart strings = Perfection

Chris Pratt (Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy) is a Washington native and a passionate member of Seattle’s 12th man crew. On the other side of this bet is Chris Evans (Captain America) a die-hard Patriots fan. The two started a bit of a back-and-forth on twitter Tuesday which resulted in a rather epic Superbowl bet involving Superheros and giving back to the Children’s Hospitals. Check out how it all went down.

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Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 11.13.27 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-21 at 11.08.50 PMI think, regardless of what happens this is a bet where everyone ends up winning in the end. Hopefully, both Children’s hospitals get visits from both Superheroes.

Derrick Coleman and Duracell Inspire Us All

Bet ya didn’t know the Seattle Seahawks have a deaf fullback until Duracell made this inspiring commercial. Derrick Coleman narrates a quick montage of his life as a deaf football player and his will to never give up.

Coleman says, “I’ve been deaf since I was three, so I didn’t listen,” annnnd queue your chills.

Coleman is the first deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL. He played college ball at UCLA where he had an impressive career and yet was not drafted in 2012. This is his first season with the Seahawks where he had 3 catches for 30 yards, and also caught a touchdown pass against the Saints in the Monday Night Football game on December 2nd.

Honestly, I hope he catches the game winning pass against the 49ers this week and sends the Seahawks to the SuperBowl.

Good work Duracell, that’s a commercial I’m not about to forget.