Uninterrupted announced a new series titled “Same Energy” hosted by long-time NBA player Matt Barnes. The show features “notorious bad boys” of the sports world, and the stories that defined their careers. The show’s first guest was none other Marshawn Lynch.
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:
On April 24, 2019, ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news that Lynch would be retiring from professional football for good.
Lynch’s 11 NFL seasons included stops with three teams, over 12,000 total yards and 93 total touchdowns, plus one passing TD for good measure. His final season in 2018 under new Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden only saw Lynch appear in six games due to a season-ending groin injury.
Despite leading the league in rushing touchdowns twice, Lynch’s prime years as a member of the Seattle Seahawks only netted him one First-Team All-Pro selection back in 2012.
With the Seahawks, Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson won Super Bowl XLVIII in what became the third-largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history. Seattle won that game over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos despite coming in as the biggest underdog in Super Bowl history.
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 honor a legend. Marshawn Lynch may be entering retirement, but it’s certainly not the last time we’ll hear from him. Who knows? His next golf cart ride might be onto the stage when he’s inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.