'The League' tackles deflated footballs, Marshawn Lynch
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) Marshawn Lynch is able to poke fun at his Seattle Seahawks' final offensive play in the Super Bowl during the season premiere of FXX's ''The League.''
The running back appears on a beach with Jon Lajoie's character, Taco, in the seventh season opener, which airs Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. EDT.
Taco's brother, standing nearby, asks for a beer.
Lynch argues that if the beer is handed to him, he can simply run the beer over to Taco's brother. Taco decides to throw it instead.
Someone producers weren't able to get for the final season was quarterback Tom Brady, whose New England Patriots became Super Bowl champions after the Seahawks' pass play was intercepted at the goal line.
''We really tried to get Brady to be on the show, but it didn't work out. He's a little bit occupied right now,'' the show's co-creator Jeff Schaffer joked to a group of reporters Friday.
Brady is appealing a four-game suspension for using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game in January.
''The League'' does address the controversy in an upcoming episode, and is ready if Brady's suspension gets reduced.
''We have shot (alternative scenes),'' Schaffer said. ''Let's put it that way.''
''The League'' is a partly improvised comedy about a group of friends who have a fantasy football league. It also stars Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton.