The only thing better than watching Marshawn Lynch steamroll his way through a hapless defense in the name of being ’bout that actions, boss, is watching Bear Grylls chomp, cut and piss his way through nature in the name of survival.
But what if wait. No. No way. No f*cking way.
MARSHAWN LYNCH WENT ON BEAR GRYLLS’ SHOW?
That is correct: Marshawn Lynch went on Bear Grylls‘ show, where they did survivalist things in the French wilderness.
Yes yes, it’s true Lynch and Grylls even sat pensively around a campfire as Lynch shared advice for kids in his native Oakland.
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Hit the books, Lynch says.
“I done played with guys who on the first day in the NFL had a career-ending injury so, I mean, ain’t none of it promised,” he explains.
It was all part of an appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, a show in which Grylls takes big names out into the woods. Predictably, the episode featuring Lynch is great television.
At one point, Grylls even cuts off a piece of one of Lynch’s dreadlocks to get the campfire started. But Lynch’s Bear Grylls impression, complete with wilderness-dork voice, is the real highlight of this clip.
At another point, we get a glimpse into Lynch’s internal thought process as he considers what will happen if he has to fight Grylls in the woods, should the survivalist’s challenges become too dangerous. It’s excellent.
Lynch and Grylls also discuss the former’s relationship with the media, and why he decided to retire early from the NFL in February.
Now that we’ve seen Lynch hang with Grylls on his terms, we’d love to see Grylls return the favor to pick up some tips from Lynch himself in the running back’s old North Oakland neighborhood.
One day, maybe.
Until then, you can watch Lynch’s full appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls right here.
[H/T SB Nation]