The biggest Super Bowl story of the past couple days has been Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch's aversion to the media and their reaction to his silence. I was able to get Lynch for 15 minutes on the phone last night (thanks to my good friends at Skittles) and he couldn't have been cooler. Here's a link to the entire interview.
SI.com: Did you get a lifetime supply of Skittles as part of the deal?
Lynch: (laughing): No, I think the fans took care of that for me.
SI.com: I saw your mom used to call the power pellets when you were little.
Lynch: Not used to. Still does.
SI.com: I read this story about you owning a dog when you were in Buffalo and the homeowners made you get rid of it because it wasn’t within the rules. What exactly happened there?
Lynch: No, it wasn’t that it wasn’t in the rules. I guess the homeowner’s association didn’t approve of the type of dog I had, which was a baby pit.
SI.com: Do you have a dog now?
Lynch: I do.
SI.com: What’s its name?
SI.com: What does he do while you play? Does he watch your games?
Lynch: Haha, no. He’s out doing his doggie dog thing, living in his doggie dog world. You feel me?
SI.com: I feel you.
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