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Skittles-loving NFL star Marshawn Lynch makes his best media appearance yet

One should not try to separate a man and his Skittles.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Jun 30, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 11:14 am CDT

For a man who hates dealing with the media, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch sure doesn’t mind appearing on late-night TV. And that includes Monday’s appearance on Conan in which the often-surly Lynch who still manages to showcase his charisma jumped into a makeshift end zone filled with Skittles, his favorite candy.

And as per usual, Lynch grabbed his crotch, a move that’s gotten him fined multiple times by the NFL, while falling into the rainbow-coated sweetness. Take a taste of the video below.

We know that Lynch loves Skittles because, when he was a kid, his mom used to reward him for scoring touchdowns with that always-nutritious snack. But why does he enjoy giving himself a hand so much while scoring touchdowns?

A snippet of the conversation between the host and his guest:

O’Brien: “You get fined a lot for grabbing your crotch—that looks like a ballet move right there. In the early days, after I would tell a really funny joke and grab my crotch, NBC at the time said, ‘You can’t do that.’ But you have shown the way for how all of us should act.”
Lynch: “I put it out there, man. I got in a lot of trouble for grabbing my ding-ding.”
O’Brien: “Yeah. You call it your ‘ding-ding’?”
Lynch: “My ding-ding.”
Andy Richter: “You probably shouldn’t use the phrase ‘put it out there.’”
Lynch: “It is what it is. I’m grown now, you know what I’m saying. I grew up. You’ve got to grab your ding-ding.”
O’Brien: “Sometimes, a guy has to grab his ding-ding. I think that’s a line that will never be repeated.”

None of this, though, changes the fact that the Seahawks lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl because, instead of handing the ball to Lynch from the 1-yard line with the game on the line, Seattle called for a pass from quarterback Russell Wilson, which promptly was intercepted.

There’s no question, though, that if the end zone was filled with Skittles, Lynch, with the ball or not, would have found a way to win the game all by himself.

Screengrab via Team Coco

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*First Published: Jun 30, 2015, 4:42 pm CDT