The subversive brilliance of Marshawn Lynch

The Seahawks star has brought Beast Mode to labor activism

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With the sports media obsessing over the precise degree to which Tom Brady and the Patriots' balls were inflated in the AFC Championship game, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's brief conversation with reporters might have slipped past the notice of all but hardcore fans. But like one of his legendary runs, Lynch managed to make something out of nothing.

Having been fined $100,000 over the last two seasons for refusing to play nice at press conferences, Lynch showed up at Media Day in a cap and dark sunglasses with one answer for reporters' questions: "I'm here so I won't get fined." He gave that same answer some 25 times.

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