Marshawn Lynch is the story teller you didn't know you needed


Sit down, friends, and let me tell you a story. 

"T'was the night before kickoff..."

Ok, hold on for a second. 

You don't want me reading you the story, instead let Marshawn Lynch do the honors. 

The former Seahawks running back is living his best life in semi-retirement and is spending his extra time hitting the TV commercial circuit. 

With the NFL starting on Thursday, the commercials promoting its return are coming at us in full force. 

Perhaps none had us laughing, or wishing the commercial was real, more than Lynch's reading of The Night Before Kickoff.

A play on the Christmas classic The Night Before Christmas, the commercial has Lynch reading a football-themed story with a Frito Lays twist.

Sure, the commercial was good for a laugh, but it really got us thinking: Why isn't Marshawn Lynch reading us stories a thing?

Heck, maybe we need a Beast Mode themed children's book series with Lynch leading the on tape version. 

At the very least, Lynch needs to get on Cameo so we can pay him to read our favorite story! 

Cameo is usually a cash app, but we wonder if he would accept payment in Skittles?

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