Twitter Reactions to Marshawn Lynch's Media Performance in Super Bowl XLVIII

Justin OlexaContributor IIIFebruary 4, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks   runs the ball during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Super Bowl XLVIII turned out to be one of the most lopsided games in Super Bowl history as the Seattle Seahawks pummeled the Denver Broncos. Marshawn Lynch did not have his best game, but his usual short media remarks and celebratory dance performance were all the talks of the Twitter world.

There were no trademarked "Beast Mode" runs, but his touchdown run got the Seahawks rolling.

Here is what Lynch said about the touchdown, according to Gregg Doyel of CBS.

Lynch and the Seahawks did not look back after jumping out to a 15-0 lead. They cruised to a 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos. Lynch had 15 carries for 39 yards to go along with his touchdown run.

Due to the lack of a competitive game, his comments to the media and dance performance became the talk of Twitter.

Beast Mode has never been a fan of talking to the media, and he caused a stir when he did not want to do so before the Super Bowl. He believes in letting his play do the talking. Here is what Lynch said about not talking according to's Gregg Rosenthal.

Here is Lynch's interview with Deion Sanders from SB Nation. (Warning: contains explicit language)

Lynch just cares about winning the game on the field; he does not care about the media spotlight. 

After the game Lynch was short and sweet with his responses to the media. Here are all of Lynch's responses after winning the Super Bowl, according to Boston Globe writer Shalise Young. (Retweeted by SB Nation)

Winning the Super Bowl was the second best day of his life. It only came in second "next to being born," according to Lynch. 

He celebrated the victory with a dance back in the locker room surrounded by members of the press.

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch celebrates in the locker room after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Lynch's lack of communication with the media has become the talk of social media, but should players be forced to talk to the media? Lynch only showed up to talk to avoid another fine before the Super Bowl. Here is what he said according to 710 ESPN Seattle. 

It is made mandatory by the NFL that players talk to the media. Some players enjoy the spotlight. Others would rather just play the game. 

Talking to the media is mainly for the entertainment of the fans. It lets fans have an inside look to what the players are thinking. 

Although I like Lynch's attitude with letting his play do the talking, with the amount of money that these players make they can spend a little bit of their time talking to the press. They have the option of paying the fine if they do not want to talk.

Will more players go the Lynch route in the future when dealing with the media? 

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