Lair of the Beast

Photographers Robert Beck and Rod Mar had their eyes on Marshawn Lynch as he went Beast Mode—again—versus the Saints. A look at what’s in store for San Francisco? Check out the gallery.

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mikerussellfoto
mikerussellfoto

Great collection of photos. FYI, there's a typo in the opening paragraph, "PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT BECK & ROBERT MAR/SI". That should be Rod Mar. 

CSK
CSK

Classic...Marshawn Lynch flashing gang signs...Stay Classy Seattle

couloirmebad
couloirmebad

Picture 13, "Beast Mode means burst mode when there’s open field. (Robert Beck/SI)", is actually Robert Turbin.


carjax1202
carjax1202

@CSK Yep...anytime a black athlete flashes a sign it's "gang" related....you're an idiot.

CSK
CSK

@carjax1202-  Try again Skippy....its a well known Oakland gang sign...

Perhaps you could provide an alternative meaning?  Perhaps it means peace and love toward your fellow man?

Seriously...who's the idiot here?

EarlMartyPrice
EarlMartyPrice

@carjax1202 @CSK Very common among kids here in Oakland. It just means Oakland basically. He does a lot for his hometown. Free football camps at his old high school with Josh Johnson of the Bengals, has given away over 500 turkeys and bags of food every Thanksgiving at the school, and has now involved some of the young Warrior basketball players like Draymond Green in this. The two kids buy uni's for the football team, and he is not to egotistical to do workouts with the junior varsity when he is in town. I am a Niner season ticket holder and love Marshawn Lynch and his family. They have been involved with the youth of our town for three generations.  We need more gangs like this instead of the one on Wall St. that is the biggest gang in the country...way to go Marshawn...NIners forever though for me!!!

CSK
CSK

@carjax1202  "not necessarily"- riiight.  everytime I am in East Oaktown - its made quite clear with that sign what the meaning is...

But whatever...I am sure he is just being friendly.

carjax1202
carjax1202

@CSK @carjax1202 It means "Eastside"  and not necessarily affiliated with a gang.  Many support their "hood" or hometown with the Westside, Eastside  hand signs.  Doesn't always mean its gang related skippy.  Try again.

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