Marshawn Lynch and the Injury Cart Bobblehead

November 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

NCAA Football: Washington at CaliforniaNCAA Football: Washington at CaliforniaNov 5, 2016; Berkeley, CA, USA; Retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch drives the injury cart with his mom, Delisa Lynch, before the game against the Washington Huskies for the 10 year anniversary of driving the cart after a win as a California Golden Bears player at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

To celebrate the 10 years since Marshawn Lynch took the injury cart for a little ghost riding victory lap, Cal Athletics gave away Marshawn Lynch bobbleheads to commemorate the occasion, complete with real-life Marshawn riding the cart around before the game to "Tell Me When To Go" with the man who took the hyphy movement nationwide, E-40.

NCAA Football: Washington at CaliforniaNCAA Football: Washington at CaliforniaNov 5, 2016; Berkeley, CA, USA; Retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch drives the injury cart with rapper E-40, before the game against the Washington Huskies for the 10 year anniversary of driving the cart after a win as a California Golden Bears player at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It's fun to remember/relive the moment I covered 10 years ago (has it really been that long?)... with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel shutter priority 1/800 at ISO 800 which lead to the stunning f/16 aperture that doesn't do any favors to separate Lynch from the fans in the background.

Marshawn LynchMarshawn LynchOctober 21, 2016; Marshawn Lynch riding the injury cart after the win over Washington

 

Since then, I've learned a few things, gone from student-photographer to professional photographer and I've covered the Super Bowl. Likewise, he's learned a few things and gone from student-athlete to professional athlete, and won a Super Bowl... I'd say we're even. But then again, he retired a millionaire and here I am still playing the game. NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ersNFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ersOct 22, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) walks onto the field before a play against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

But I'm so happy for him to get out while still able bodied and energetic, about the next chapter of his life. He looked absolutely gleeful! From being reprimanded for pulling this stunt 10 years ago, to now being asked back to re-create along with his mom, Delisa Lynch and E-40. 

NCAA Football: Washington at CaliforniaNCAA Football: Washington at CaliforniaNov 5, 2016; Berkeley, CA, USA; Retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch (R) drives the injury cart with rapper E-40 (L), before the game against the Washington Huskies for the 10 year anniversary of driving the cart after a win as a California Golden Bears player at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

When TV (aka media) asked him whether he planned to go left or right around the goal post out of the tunnel, he got to respond "It's unscripted" as are you Money Lynch, enjoy the ride :)

 

NCAA Football: Washington at CaliforniaNCAA Football: Washington at CaliforniaNov 5, 2016; Berkeley, CA, USA; Retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch drives the injury cart with his mom Delisa Lynch, before the game against the Washington Huskies for the 10 year anniversary of driving the cart after a win as a California Golden Bears player at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


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