Marcus Mariota talks Super Bowl LII, his new head coach ... and 'Spam sushi'

Published: Feb. 2, 2018 at 8:02 PM HST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2018 at 9:55 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - You can take Marcus Mariota out of Hawaii, but you can't take Hawaii out of Marcus Mariota.

During the gauntlet that is Super Bowl media week, Mariota made an appearance in Minneapolis to talk about his new head coach Mike Vrabel, who he thinks will win the Super Bowl, but most of all he talked about some of his favorite things.

From electronic dance music to listening to Sammy Johnson and The Green while working out, Mariota also admitted his love for a local specialty: Spam musubis.

"Spam musubi is basically like a Spam sushi," Mariota said in an interview with Good Morning Football. "So you put Spam on top of rice, and you wrap it in seaweed. It's a quick snack, you can do a whole lot with it ... but it's something that's been around my whole life and it's a quick, nice and easy meal."

While most people in Hawaii know that a Spam musubi should never be called Spam sushi (hopefully), it's good to see that Mariota still has a go-to local dish to eat and hasn't been sabotaged by traditional BBQ dishes in Tennessee.

"Actually, growing up in Hawaii Spam has been a part of my life since i can remember," he said.

Mariota is promoting Spam during Super Bowl week as it is one of his new sponsorships. The Spam headquarters is actually located in Minnesota, but it's safe to say that no musubi from Minnesota can be as good as one from the islands.

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