Marshawn Lynch Beast Mode Apparel Big Hit, NBA All Star Reserves Announced

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In the NFL, Marshawn Lynch is simply tired of the media.  Yesterday, at a press conference, Marshawn effectively asked the media to go away.  He basically said, ‘I don’t know what you expect from me, I don’t know how you are trying to portray me, but I don’t care what you think”.  This is all getting so tiring and begs the question as to why “every” athlete has to talk to the media.  Sure, some guys are naturals at it, but there are people out there who are simply reserved, and being a good, comfortable public speaker really has nothing to do with getting paid to run the football.  Perhaps the NFL needs to change this contractual obligation.

Marshawn LynchSpeaking of Lynch, there is now a phenomenon circling him at the Super Bowl.  So many people are hooked on Lynch’s “Beast Mode” clothing line that a pop-up store has appeared in Arizona just to sell his “Beast Mode” apparel.  The whole store is dedicated to this new clothing line, and shirts with slogans he has put out there, such as his famous “Boss”.  It just goes to show you how quickly demand for something can occur.

And in the NBA, the all-star reserves were announced.  The headlines:  Jimmy Butler and Klay Thompson were the notable first time all-stars.  Three Atlanta Hawks made the team (Al Horford, Paul Millsap, and Jeff Teague).  That is pretty incredible considering that this is a team that values itself on ‘team ball’.  And the major omissions:  DeMarcus Cousins, and former rookie of the year Damian Lillard).  There is a chance those guys make the team if there is a last minute injury, but as of right now, that’s a major snub.

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  1. In agreement January 30th, 2015 4:41 pm

    Totally agree about the required press interviews. Some athletes love it and are very good at it but some either do themselves a disservice or could care less. If they aren’t going to say anything why make them get up there over and over again. I think it should be required of the coaches but players should be voluntary. And those who are good in front of the camera (and good on the field) will do it for their team, whether it’s in their contract or not.

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