Real Fan Life: Shawne Merriman

Friend of The Players’ Tribune — the man they call “Lights Out,” former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman — stopped by the #RealFanLife podcast to preview the NFL conference title games.

In addition to breaking down the Panthers, Cardinals, Patriots and Broncos, we took a trip down memory lane back to his playing days in San Diego and Buffalo, found out why his finger is forever crooked and heard about the time he went clubbing with Tom Cruise and his mom.

Just another day in the Real Fan Life.