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Marshawn Lynch and the theater of disobedience

In this installment of The Illipsis, Jay Smooth caps off the most recent NFL season by celebrating “this season’s real MVP,” Seattle Seahawks running back the Marshawn Lynch, whose ornery standoffishness should be considered a kind of guerrilla theater. “It’s shown us so much about how we all think America is supposed to work, and how differently some of us think about that than others,” Jay says. “For a whole lot of the rest of us, Marshawn Lynch’s theater of disobedience has been the most perfect, most poetic counternarrative about how we experience America and how we wish America could work.”

Marshawn Lynch and the theater of disobedience

In this installment of The Illipsis, Jay Smooth caps off the most recent NFL season by celebrating “this season’s real MVP,” Seattle Seahawks running back the Marshawn Lynch, whose ornery standoffishness should be considered a kind of guerrilla theater. “It’s shown us so much about how we all think America is supposed to work, and how differently some of us think about that than others,” Jay says. “For a whole lot of the rest of us, Marshawn Lynch’s theater of disobedience has been the most perfect, most poetic counternarrative about how we experience America and how we wish America could work.”

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