Uninterrupted announced a new series titled “Same Energy” hosted by long-time NBA player Matt Barnes. The show will feature “notorious bad boys” of the sports world, and the stories that defined their careers. The show’s first guest: Marshawn Lynch.
While he is notoriously short on words at press conferences, the five-time Pro Bowl running back never fails to leave us with a great quote while in his comfort zone during the offseason.
You can’t talk about Lynch’s career without his eclectic personality. Outside the box and unorthodox, but real — Marshawn is exactly who he says he is.
When he took an injury cart for a ride during his days as the California Golden Bears tailback in college, he made his mark early as a character off the field, and a beast on it.
Listen to this hilarious recollection of his famous injury-cart joyride after Cal beat the Washington Huskies in overtime:
Lynch is entering his 11th season in the NFL, and his first under new Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. Last season, Beast Mode rolled his career total up to 10,003 career yards. His 81 touchdowns are tied for the 18th-most in NFL history.
Despite leading the league in rushing touchdowns twice, Lynch’s peak performance’s as a member of the Seahawks only netted him one first team All-Pro selection in 2012.
With Seattle, Lynch and the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII in what became the third-largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history. Seattle won that Super Bowl over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos as the biggest underdog to win the NFL’s biggest game.
Marshawn Lynch, in classic fashion, didn’t let a little Super Bowl get in the way of having the most amount of fun possible.
Here’s Marshawn on the Super Bowl he won, and of course, the one he didn’t get a chance to win:
“You win some, you lose some — but you live.”
Like him or not, Marshawn Lynch is as candid as they come. From college football to the pros, he has always been himself. It’s rare for Lynch to open up off like he did with Matt Barnes, so this is a glimpse inside what drives Lynch’s mentality: family, football and fun.
Grab some Skittles and soak in what could be Beast Mode’s last NFL season this season with Oakland.