Seattle Seahawks: Skittles Won the Game

By Jeff Malco
Marshawn Lynch Skittles
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Before we talk about the game, you probably want to know the history of the Skittles, if you don’t know already.

Growing up, Marshawn Lynch would go and get these little candies out of his mothers’ purse; she would call them his “power pellets.” Delisa Lynch, Marshawn’s mother, said, “I would give him a handful of Skittles and say, ‘Eat ’em up, baby. They’re going to make you run fast and they’re going to make you play good.”

Lynch continued to eat Skittles in high school and even in college, but it never blew up the way it did in Seattle. So, if Lynch is seen eating Skittles on the sidelines, the other team better watch out, because that is when “Beast Mode” comes alive.

Known to the media as a man of few words, Lynch had himself a fantastic night tonight, and his Skittles didn’t do to bad either. The Seattle Seahawks won their divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, with a final score of 23-15. Lynch rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

It was evident early in the game that the Saints were in trouble, Lynch was showered by fans with Skittles and the concessions stands at CenturyLink Field were selling “The Beast,” a burger created for a limited time that incorporates Lynch’s nickname and his beloved Skittles.

In case you were curious, what is in “The Beast”: two slices of bacon, two slices of cheddar cheese, two hamburger patties, several slices of ham, onion rings, one slice of tomato, lettuce and red onion. It was served with a side of french fries and Skittles, all for $15. Money well spent? Seahawks fans would tell you that it was definitely worth the price.

As we all know, Skittles’ motto is “Taste the Rainbow.” It was evident that Lynch tasted the rainbow tonight, and Seahawks fans hope that the “power pellets” will continue to help Lynch and propel the team into the Super Bowl.

Maybe there is a case to be made that the Skittles won the game. Maybe many people will wake up in the morning feeling much worse than they did when they went to bed, not from being hung over, but from the 1,700-calorie “Beast” burger they ate the night before. And maybe the Seahawks were just more prepared than the Saints. All Seahawks fans know is that when Lynch is eating his “power pellets,” he is hard to stop.

Jeff Malco is a beat writer for Rant Sports. Follow Jeff on Twitter @sportsgurujeff, “Like” him on Facebook  or add him to your network on Google.

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