The truth about Lynch and Skittles

Published on July 13, 2013 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

epi0719lynchcamp04

DeLisa Lynch, the mother of Marshawn Lynch, provided the low down today at her son’s football camp here in Oakland on the reason he eats the multi-colored candy before every game.

“When he was playing Pop Warner – and I would have to bring the other kids, too – I would always have candy in my purse to kind of calm him down,” DeLisa Lynch said. “So I would take the Skittles before the game and be like, ‘Here baby, you eat these. These are your power pellets.

“I don’t know where anybody got that I would give him Skittles if he scored a touchdown – no. They were his power pellets before the game even started. It was just a joke for me and him.”

DeLisa Lynch said the ritual continued to high school, and by the time he got to college, Cal head coach Jim Tedford gave him cases of Skittles, telling him not to eat the candy all at once.

Skittles would seem like a natural endorsement deal for Lynch – but that has not happened yet according to his mother.

“I even contacted Skittles to see if they would donate some for the camp,” she said. “I told them we have a non-profit organization and we do a camp. I wrote them personally, but I have yet to hear back from them.

“It’s been over a year, but I’m not going to worry about that because he still likes Skittles.”

Lynch had about 600 kids at his camp on Saturday at Oakland Tech High, where he went to high school.

Lynch, who rarely talks to reporters, did talk about his camp at the end of a long day on Saturday.

“It’s just important to show them a different side of it, and that we feel for them as well,” he said. “They go through so much during the year, so this is an opportunity to just let them hang loose, and just be kids like they’re supposed to.

“Most of them, unless I’m running up into their high school, most of them only see me on TV, so it’s just another opportunity. Most of them I know from previous camps and being out here. So it’s more like a reunion for some of them.”

via The truth about Lynch and Skittles | Seahawks Insider – The News Tribune.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

dumb ass denver donkeys

Denver columnist blames coin flip for Broncos loss

The Denver Broncos defense showed improvement in their overtime loss to Seattle, but they were run over in ...
140922-wilson-lynch-round-660

Game at a glance: Seahawks 26, Broncos 20 OT

After surrendering a six-play, 80-yard drive that allowed the Broncos to tie the game at the end of ...
140921wilson660a

Overtime proved to be Russell Wilson time

After the Broncos rallied behind Peyton Manning to tie the score in regulation, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks ...
62KR2.AuSt.5

Hawk secondary has rare off day

Chargers receiver Kennan Allen leveled a shot at Seattle’s All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, contending “he’s just a normal ...
20140915mmm660

Philip Rivers’ performance puts Seahawks defense in redemption mode

Monday metatarsal musings: What Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates were able to do on Sunday just doesn’t happen ...
Z3pJa.AuSt.5

Seahawks’ defense can’t get off field, Seattle loses at San Diego, 30-21

The team bus is leaving Qualcomm Stadium. It only seems like the Seahawks’ defense is still on that ...
20140911harvin660

Unleashing Percy Harvin on the jet sweep

The jet sweep is nothing new, even with Percy Harvin running it as dynamically as he did in ...
1ffZ5G.AuSt.5

Pete Carroll meets with Seahawks about domestic violence

Real life is intersecting with the Seahawks and the rest of the NFL. As with everything else surrounding the ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz