Marshawn Lynch driving Cal injury cart turned into bobblehead (pic)
Back in 2006, Marshawn Lynch, then a running back for the Cal Bears, commandeered an injury cart following a victory over the Washington Huskies.
The sight of Lynch cruising around the filed driving the cart — colloquially called “ghost riding the whip” in the parlance of our times — set the stage for the future NFL star’s foray into delightful eccentricity.
It also stands to reason it in part inspired Aaron Rodgers to once fondly reminisce how wonderful it was to be Lynch’s college teammate at Cal.
And now, thanks to the University of California, Berkley, the unforgettable incident will now be forever memorialized in bobblehead form courtesy of a giveaway at a Nov. 5 game.
The Marshawn bobblehead has arrived & can be yours on Nov. 5 at @CalFootball vs Washington!https://t.co/m60Z1YUQOt pic.twitter.com/p3oeypxbTx
— Cal Bears (@CalAthletics) July 27, 2016
Setting the stage for the memorable ride, Cal and Washington were tied 24-24 in overtime when Lynch busted a 22-yard touchdown run for the ultimately game-winning score.
And what cannot be a coincidence in no way, shape or form, the very same Huskies are the Bears’ opponent for the game when the first 10,000 fans will receive the Lynch bobblehead.