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Will we hear from Marshawn?

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Jan. 28, 2014 at 2:42 am with 18 Comments »
January 28, 2014 2:42 am

Just got the layout of the media-day podium assignments for the Seahawks, and of the 16 players allotted places, Marshawn Lynch is not listed. Other players will be assigned “standing” areas, so it’s possible Lynch will be on hand but in a lower profile. I’ve been to most of the Super Bowls since 1992 and can’t recall a star running back not at a podium.

There’s been debate whether  Lynch would participate, and posted a speculative story. Lynch already had a $50,000 fine for not fulfilling league-mandated media obligations held in abeyance pending his further compliance. To be a no-show at Super Bowl media day would cause that to kick in, and surely draw additional penalties.

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  1. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    I say he talks but will continue with his short one word very entertaining and funny answers.. No need to BS and give fake answers.. Marshawn is the man!! Just hold onto the ball is all I ask of you beast.

  2. I for one do not really care if Lynch talks to the media. The NFL, being big business and all, loves to have buzz, good or bad. Buzz translates to media revenue which the NFL loves in a big way. Surely there are more football worthy things to report on?

  3. They’re going to have Mike Rob & Lynch at the same podium.
    Reporters will ask questions, Marshawn will whisper the answer in Mike’s ear, Then he’ll respond for his RB.
    It’s a great way to show off the relationship between the two..

  4. Seahawks22360 says:

    That would be awesome mocarob. Lol.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Don’t do it, Marshawn. Lol

  6. montanamike2 says:

    Every time i wake up, the disappointment that it’s not Sunday hits. I want to savor the moment but i can’t handle waiting!

  7. Anyone else going to this thing or is it just me?

  8. Southendzone says:

    I hope Marshawn wears his hooded sweatshirt that says “**** You” printed on the back of it.

  9. seahawkNJ says:

    I don’t know anyone that’s going Pabs. I just saw the media buses (with Bronco’s signs) lined up in front of my job getting ready to head to Jersey. I’m curious about how insane it is in there or if you meet any of the players.

  10. montanamike2 says:

    GeorgiaHawk, Skittles finally sees their product in the SB, it should have been a deal a few years back, but never too late. I read your olive branch last night and am sincerely impressed, way to go.

  11. FleaFlicker says:

    Pabuwal: I’m going. Paid way too much, but that’s neither here nor there. Bottom line is I’ll be there. Who else is going?

    Here’s a great little stat:

    “So far, Seattle Seahawks fans have outpaced ticket purchases from Broncos fans by a 2-to-1 margin.”–super-bowl-ticket-prices-are-plunging

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Thanks montanamike2. And thanks for sending your winter weather down to the deep south. Lol.

  13. FleaFlicker says:

    And for all those people that might just pull the trigger, some decent seats left (like Section 315, Row 5) at decent prices (about double face) for the big game. You can do will-call ticket pick up in the city since shipping is probably not an option at this point. And remarkably, hotels in NYC are much cheaper than I thought (you can get in for about $250 a night).

  14. sluggo42 says:

    You wish it was Sunday already?

    I, for one, am loving this week. It’s 24/7 seahawks on all the sports channels. It’s endless talking about the hawks, with a few interruptions to talk about the broncos. I could take this for a few weeks…

  15. Sometimes I hate the NFL.

    The league is a bunch of bullies, trying to make a man speak who would rather be silent. What for? Our entertainment? What entertainment is it to see a man forced into speech?

    Let the beast be.

  16. I hope Lynch speaks. He doesnt have to be long-winded, and he can cut it short if they ask him too many obnoxious questions, or try to start crap. But since his salary is paid not only by fans, but by the revenue from TV, radio, etc–ie, Media–then he owes the media something. The NFL mandates that every player be available and he’s not so special he shouldnt be held to that standard, same as everyone else.

    But since he’s so uncomfortable doing it, I wish the Media would let him be.

    I think its kind of lame that the media is flexing their muscle to force Lynch to talk, but thats just my opinion. Guys like Dybas are just trying to do their job.

  17. A remarkable turn of events has me headed to NJ Friday… I’m so excited. Starting to feel like destiny.

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