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Marshawn Lynch: “I don’t know what y’all are trying to get outta me…it don’t matter what y’all think”

For his final act of his media obligations at Super Bowl 49, Marshawn Lynch wondered, “Why?”

Why are all the nation’s and world’s sports media obsessed with chronicling him of not wanting to talk? Of saying nothing?

That’s what the Seahawks’ running back asked a pack of cameras, recorders and curiosity chasers as he sat down on a platform inside a tent on the sprawling campus of the Arizona Grand Resort hotel this morning here in Phoenix. For the first 30 seconds or so, Lynch set a timer on his smart phone to 5 minutes.

Wearing another “Beast Mode” brand

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Expect Marshawn Lynch to show at Super Bowl media day–and again not say much of anything

The circus is about to begin.

The Super Bowl’s annual media day free-for-all complete with questions from clowns, cross-dressers — and then the non-journalists — begins at 9:30 a.m. Seattle time. The Patriots go first inside U.S. Airways Center, the downtown Phoenix basketball home of the Suns.

This is the event where Marshawn Lynch looked like he did above last year in Newark, New Jersey — and uttered “I’m just ’bout that action, Boss.”

That is more than he will likely say today.

Expect the Seahawks’ star running back of less-than-few words to indeed show up for today’s even, with

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The Marshawn Lynch these Seahawks know is just having his own fun with everyone else

The Marshawn Lynch the Seahawks know is not the one the rest of America sees and hears. It’s not the Lynch that’s likely to have another standoff of some kind with establishment tomorrow here at the annual circus called the Super Bowl’s media day.

“Yeah, I think a lot of people misunderstand Marshawn,” teammate and safety Kam Chancellor said today at the Arizona Grand Resort, following the Seahawks’ first practice of Super Bowl week at Arizona State University in neighboring Tempe. “Just because he doesn’t want to talk to the media doesn’t make

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GM John Schneider on Lynch: “I kind of love his act”; Maxwell a top offseason priority; Wilson talks coming

Seahawks general manager John Schneider talked after practice here at team headquarters in Renton today to the local media for the first time since before the draft in May.

The highlights:

–Schneider said of Marshawn Lynch: “He’s under contract for next year.” The GM called Lynch “a warrior,” adding “You’d be hard-pressed to find a better running back in the National Football League.”

After he said that, I felt compelled to ask him, “So you are not tired of ‘his act’?” That was a reference to this and other unsubstantiated report in October that the Seahawks would be getting

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Report: NFL fines Marshawn Lynch again as NFL unrolls blanket coverage on his every move

Amid deflated balls in New England, the NFL has fined Marshawn Lynch for grabbing his, well, you know …

ESPN reports this morning the league has fined the Seahawks star running back $20,000 for this act below at the end of his touchdown run that put Seattle ahead of Green Bay late in regulation of last weekend’s NFC championship game.

This brings Lynch’s fine totals for this season from the NFL to $131,050. He got docked $100,000 after national media complained about him not talking in the locker room immediately following Seattle’s loss

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You mad bro? Not with all these story lines in this Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl

Good thing there’s still two weeks until the Super Bowl.

This Seahawks-Patriots pairing needs that long to fit in almost as many story lines as Richard Sherman has insightful/clever/inflammatory/entertaining quotes.

Wait, you don’t agree?

What, “You mad bro?”

That’s what Sherman directed at New England quarterback Tom Brady on Oct. 14, 2012, after Seattle rallied from being down 23-10 with 8 minutes left. Two touchdown passes from a rookie third-round draft choice named Russell Wilson beat Brady and the AFC-champion Patriots, 24-23, in a Northwest downpour.

That’s the last time these teams met heading into Super Bowl 49 on Feb.

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Dominant themes in Seahawks’ locker room after win over Arizona: Unity; Lynch talking — or not

Two issues dominated the postgame scene inside the Seahawks’ locker room following today’s reviving, 19-3 win over NFC West-leading Arizona:

1. The meeting of more unity and trust 10 “core” veteran players had with coach Pete Carroll a couple days ago, and the effect that had on the most complete defensive effort of the season.

2. The ongoing sideshow that follows Marshawn Lynch’s every move — and even fewer words.

Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas were among the 10, self-described “core” veterans that met a few days ago with coach Pete Carroll

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Reasons for Seahawks’ optimism: Haven’t played complete game since opener, plus their return to health

The Seahawks’ players have their weekly day off from practicing today. They will be back on the field in Renton tomorrow to start full preparations for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants (3-5), who got hammered at home last night by Indianapolis 40-24 in a game that was 37-10 after three quarters.

As for the Seahawks: it is halfway through what has been a rather eventful regular season for the defending Super Bowl champions, and I say 5-3 is about what this team deserves to be right now.

The Seahawks were brilliant in a zooming, opening win

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