This is going to be short and sweet because I am personally tired of the Marshawn Lynch saying nothing story, as we approach Super Bowl XLIX. The only reason I clicked on any of the posts related to his 2-year-old responses to media was to provide links for this blog.
The Seattle Seahawks running back said little to nothing throughout the 2014 football season and took it to a new level during mandatory NFL media appearances in Glendale, Ariz. this week. Today’s “you know why I’m here” answer to media questions, and yesterday’s “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” regarding the National Football League’s/National Football Writers mandatory media sessions for athletes and head coaches, is a ploy. It’s self-serving and obnoxious. That one reporter suggested he “won Media Day” on Tuesday is pathetic. It’s certainly not the message the NFL wants to send and frankly, is wearing out its welcome on many of our social media pages.
Whether you agree with the NFL’s media policy or not, Lynch is doing a public relations disservice to the Seahawks, his teammates and the NFL. Sometimes we take jobs knowing that there will be an element of them that we don’t like. For that reason, we choose to suck it up and do it because it plays a small role in the overall job, or we turn it down because we can’t see ever meeting those requirements. Lynch accepted the league’s policy when he signed his multi-million dollar contracts with an NFL team.
Lynch has been fined by the NFL for not speaking to the media and may again. The bottom line is that his antics are a non-story during an event loaded with guys that have share-worthy gems to share from their work on and off the football field. We should not be feeding into Lynch’s likely secret cackle of dissing media with unfunny, insincere and me-only one-liners this week.
And with that, I’m out.