Marshawn Lynch just pretty much won the internet.
During a Wednesday (July 28) appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Lynch served up a hilarious take on the standoff between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, which has stretched for months now. Speaking to hosts Max Kellerman and Molly Querim Rose, the former Seattle Seahawks running back kept things all the way real when asked about just who, exactly won the standoff between the Packers and Rodgers.
“The whole point of the game is to win the Super Bowl, so if you don’t win the Super Bowl, then they both were bullshitting and they should have been on their P’s and Q’s,” Lynch explained.
Naturally, Kellerman had to remind Lynch that they were on live television, telling him that “First Take” is a “family program.” To that, Lynch did Kellerman one better.
“I’m a family man,” Lynch replied. For obvious reasons, including the fact that Lynch cursed on national television, the internet ate up the moment, and Lynch’s name began trending on Twitter.
“Imag[ining] grabbing the wife and kids to get to the couch in time to catch Marshawn Lynch on ‘First Take,’” wrote one Twitter user. “I, like, cannot possibly articulate how much I love Marshawn Lynch. This human is a treasure,” wrote another.
Lynch’s appearance on “First Take” just continued his legacy of saying something that’s as hilarious as it is truthful. It’s a combination of traits that always made his postgame interviews worth watching intently. Recently, in the wake of athletes revealing their struggles with mental health, comments he made during a January 2020 postgame interview began once again made rounds on the internet.
“So, while y’all at it right now, take care y’all bodies, take care y’all chicken, you feel me,” Lynch said at the time, referring to money. “Take care y’all mentals, cuz little we ain’t lasting that long. I heard a couple players that I played with that they no longer here no more, they no longer. So start taking care y’all mentals, y’all bodies and y’all chicken. And when y’all ready to walk away, you walk away and be able to do what you want to do.”