Marshawn Lynch stayed for the required minimum for his Super Bowl media appearances. The NFL can’t fine him for that.
Lynch may not have answered the questions thoughtfully, but the NFL can’t control how he talks. No fine there.
The interesting topic was whether or not the cap Lynch wore would warrant a fine. But it was made by New Era, a sponsor with the NFL. The product got so much publicity for New Era, it would be hypocritical for them or the NFL to fine Lynch for the exposure. Even the team color thing was too much.
What Lynch did was the bare minimum. He doesn’t care about going all out. He’s the modern day “Office Space” hero and he does what’s just enough. If the NFL wants him to do more, then they have to set the rules that way. Other than that, they are stuck with their own rules and can’t make an exception out of anyone. Lynch cares not about your flair.
Thank you, Conan, for giving us this goodness.
I work in the media and I know the frustrations of when athletes don’t answer questions well and it makes my job harder. However, I never complain to the athlete that I don’t like how they answered me. I know it’s an obligation to meet with the media but I can’t force or control how an athlete answers a question.
Of course, it’s not fair that the athlete is making my job harder. But also, the athlete’s priorities are not talking to the media. So Marshawn Lynch’s carefree attitude towards the media was exactly what I expected. He doesn’t care and there is really nothing the media can do about it. And the league can’t really fine him for it. Unless there is something in his contract that requires to answer questions a certain way, then they have no real grounds to punish him.
I am only doing one fantasy team this year but I still think that over the past 10 years that I have done fantasy football, I’ve learned a thing or two. Here are some tips for all you fantasy geeks getting ready for the draft this week.
These suggestions are just that. I can’t guarantee victory for any of you, but hey, I’ll share what I know.
1 – QB in first round is OK and is encouraged.
If you have the opportunity to draft Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton or Drew Brees in the first round, you should consider. Based off their performances last year, they should do the same this year and put you up the top in terms of individual scoring.
In the league that used to be about running backs first, now it’s more geared towards the passing game. You should still get a running back in the second round, but if you can secure an elite fantasy quarterback first, that gives you stability in one of the most important positions.