Ladies I’m about to introduce you to the only reason WHY you need to watch football! We all need some of Buffalo Bills’ Linebacker Shawne Merriman in our lives! Here is the run down of Shawne. Shawne Merriman, nicknamed Lights Out,  was drafted 12th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2005 NFL Draft. On November 2, 2010, the Chargers waived Merriman. He was acquired through waivers by the Bills on November 3, 2010. And apparently he is currently single! Now with that knowledge you can pretend you know what you talking about when your s/o wants to watch football, hopefully some time in 2011 with this lockout!

Last month Shawne Merriman made his acting debut during the NFL lockout.  Last week, he’s got a cameo in a second acting endeavor. In Field of Dreams 2, a Funny or Die production spoofing the original (and actual) movie, Taylor Lautner is an Iowa corn farmer who builds a football field in the middle of his corn fields. NFL players – including Merriman – show up to play football, Roger Goodell tries to get Lautner to lock the players out of his corn field, and Dennis Haysbert (perhaps some of you know him better as President David Palmer in 24).

Shawn was recently caught taking a few days off in South Beach amid controversy of whether his pass rushing career is done in Miami, FL.