Before this season, I wasn’t a fan of Marshawn Lynch at all. Granted, that had less do with him as a person and more to do with him not being a Dallas Cowboy. But with the NFL and the media going after him so hard this season, I gained a new appreciation. That was especially the case this week as Lynch not only took on sports media, but also gave a real-time demonstration on how to handle the Matrix.
As a member of the media, I can attest to the industry’s talent for painting two-dimensional portraits of athletes. You know, heroes and villains (and if those villains are Black, then they become “thugs”). But despite the barrage this week, Lynch stayed 3D. He didn’t say much in his pressers but he told me all I needed to hear, especially on day 3.