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Marshawn Lynch runs for all the Skittles Thursday

Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:32 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



During Thursday night's game -- a 31-14 Seattle win over Philadelphia -- Seahawks running back provided Marshawn Lynch provided an incredible highlight with a Beast Mode-y 15-yard touchdown run.

Even if he somehow wasn't the biggest story to emerge from the game, Lynch's touchdown run, and the ensuing Skittle snack that followed it, drew a ton of attention. But not just on Twitter -- Skittles themselves took notice and decided to offer Lynch a gigantic taste of the rainbow.

According to Darren Rovell of CNBC, Skittles is offering Lynch a 24- month supply and a customized Skittles dispenser for his locker room thanks to the exposure he gave their brand on the NFL Network.

Lynch's Skittle habit borders on addiction; the running back said later he's been eating them ever since he was a kid, because his mother rewarded him for touchdowns with the delicious, multi-colored mini sugar bombs.

If Lynch keeps playing like he has so far the past five games -- 591 rushing yards and five touchdowns in that span -- Skittles is going to have to send more candy.

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Comments

Since: Oct 22, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 1:19 am
 

Marshawn Lynch runs for all the Skittles Thursday

and honoring your mama, is always awesome...always..no matter how old us "kids" get... and beastin touchdowns is pretty b/a also



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Marshawn Lynch runs for all the Skittles Thursday

The way he's beasted upon good defenses this year, eveyone is wondering what kind of candy he is eating. Skittles? Sweet.



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Marshawn Lynch runs for all the Skittles Thursday

This shohuld be a billboard
 



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Marshawn Lynch runs for all the Skittles Thursday

I like the story too...there is too much BS around and the fun side of sports gets missed more often than not.  I am sure people will bag on a rich athelete getting free skittles, but hey, what is a message board without haters.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:07 am
 

Marshawn Lynch runs for all the Skittles Thursday

I think thats a pretty cool tradition to keep up, sort of a way to honor your mother, as well.  Keep it up Marshawn.


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