Marshawn Lynch reveals how he reacted to infamous Super Bowl goal-line play and it involved a lot of alcohol
Marshawn Lynch made a lot of big plays during his NFL career, but ironically enough, one of the plays he will remember the most is a game where he didn’t even have the ball.
This play came on the Seahawks’ last offensive possession of Super Bowl XLIX and just in case you need a quick reminder of what happened, here’s a quick summary: Marshawn didn’t have the ball.
With less than 30 seconds left in the game, Seattle led New England 28-24, but the Seahawks looked in good shape as they had a second and a goal on the Patriots 1-yard line. Almost everyone in the stadium thought the Seahawks would give the ball to Beast Mode in their next game, but instead, it happened.
It’s Russell Wilson kidnapped by Malcolm Butler.
After the game, Lynch mostly avoided the media, so it’s unclear how he felt about the call. During a recent interview on the show “Cold as Balls” with Kevin Hart, Lynch actually revealed how he felt in the wake of the loss and it appears he was going through the seven stages of grief.
Instead of being angry at the call, Lynch said he was confused and laughed as he walked off the court.
“The game called…you know, the fucking choice,” Lynch said. “I come off the sideline and in my mind I’m confused, and I walk next to Pete, I just laugh at him like, ‘Bro, what the…'”
Lynch didn’t end his sentence there, but I think we can all imagine what he was going to say.
After leaving the field, Beast Mode noted that he saw Lenny Kravitz near the Seahawks locker room — Kravitz had been part of the halftime show — and the two were stunned by how the game ended.
“I walk through, I see Lenny Kravitz,” Lynch said. “I’m like, ‘Oh shit man, what’s going on?’ He’s like, ‘Oh wait. What?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, bro. That’s it. Hey man, it’s nice to meet you.'”
After briefly talking to Kravitz, Lynch went to the locker room where he began to drown his sorrows in alcohol.
“I go to the locker room. I go there, I take a shower and I get my bottle of Hennessy,” Lynch said.
After meeting his family, Hennessy was even more involved.
“So they had this little resort for us,” Lynch said. “I’m talking about, we blew that mother, I’m talking about the whole station. Hennessy did shit for me. They probably gave me, I think it was 76 cases of Hennessy, and I think it’s was probably like 12 bottles in each case.”
If you don’t feel like doing the math now, if Lynch had 76 cases each containing 12 bottles, that means he estimates he received 912 bottles of cognac.
So how many bottles did he take with his family?
“Actually, probably like 15,” Lynch said.
So this is it. Lynch was shocked and confused by the Seahawks’ bewildering goal-line call, and he tried to drown his feelings by drinking as much Hennessy as he could after the game.
If you want to see Lynch’s entire interview with Hart, you can do so by clicking here.