Lights Out with Shawne Merriman

Lights Out with Shawne Merriman

NFL Superstar & 3-Time Pro Bowler Shawne Merriman hosts an original podcast with his take on the biggest stories in sports including a strong focus on the NFL and MMA/Extreme fighting. Shawne’s interests also stretch into Nascar and the entertainment world. Shawne will welcome in fellow big-name guests from the world of sports and entertainment

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May 13, 2021 26 min
How did a professional boxer come to train a Disney/YouTube sensation? BJ Flores steps into the Lights Out ring and talks about his first encounter with Jake Paul and what led to him wanting to train him. Flores wants critics to understand that Jake Paul is the real deal and has something special. So, which opponent is next for Jake Paul, and who does BJ think would be a great matchup? Flores is real candid in this interview with S...
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The record-breaking kick returner that broke the ankles of special teams across the NFL Devin Hester joins the Lights Out Podcast with Shawne Merriman to discuss how it felt to break Deion Sanders' record. Hester then describes the feeling he felt when he was named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team. And has Hester done enough to get into the Hall Of Fame? And "Awe Hell"; Shawne then has some fun as he tells Devin that his so...
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Just imagine your whole life changes with one phone call. Imagine growing up in a lower-class home, to having your family set for life? In this episode of the Lights Out Podcast, Shawne Merriman relives the day he was drafted into the NFL. He knew his draft grade, he knew which round, and he knew two teams that wanted him. So, did that team end up drafting him? Then, the phone rings, and Shawne is surprised by the voice on the othe...
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Shawne jumps on the Odd Couple with Rob Parker Jonas Knox to discuss new NFL rule changes including more flexibility with jersey numbers and how the fun is being taken out of the game with safety precautions. Shawne doesn't think any team looked at Trevor Lawrence's comments and doubted his commitment to football and he defends Jake Paul for how he's picking and choosing his fights. Learn more about your ad-choices at ...
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When you come on the Lights Out Podcast, you need to keep it 100. And that is what former Raider And Bronco punter Marquette King did. King gives an honest opinion on why he's not in the league right now. King has even started to showcase his talents on social media, will that get him a call? King talks about his experience in the XFL, and then explains the reason behind the Lights Out dance after a punt. Learn more about your...
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Did you watch the fight on Saturday night? well, Shawne did and he wants everyone to know that this fight was not fixed between Jake Paul and Ben Askren. Did people's opinions change with Jake Paul? Is this just clot chasing from others trying to get a payday off Paul? And what fighter could be next for Jake Paul? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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This will not be the "same ole Chargers!" Chargers Running Back Austin Ekeler is bringing new energy to the Chargers, will the fans take notice? Ekeler tells Shawne how he spoke with new head coach Brandon Staley, and he told his coach that he is tired of being up in games and then losing in the 4th quarter. Also, the Chargers need to get out of this lull and Ekeler says this year there will be a new energy in the stadium. ...
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So, how did Brian Cushing get Shawne's attention? Find out on this episode of the Light Out Podcast. Brian talks about his time with the Texans and is more coaching in his future. Cushing gives a unique take on the NFL expanding to 17 games. And, how did life after the NFL and Jujutsu collide? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Taking souls and body counts, that's what the Pittsburgh Steeler defense is all about. And there is no one better than a 2x Super Bowl Champion of the Steelers Ike Taylor to tell you about it. In this episode of the Lights Out Podcast, we find out what kind of mentality was needed to step on the field and in the locker room. Also, Ike has been throwing hands lately and wants to step into the ring with another former player. Lis...
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April 10th and 11th, Tampa, Florida the home of WrestleMania 37, and there's no one better to host it than Tampa native and WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil. Titus discusses how this WrestleMania will be very special as the representation of diversity will be showcased throughout the two days in April. O'Neil is also very committed to helping out his community through his many charitable acts. And, what does hosting, alongsid...
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We've got a Maniac on the Lights Out Podcast. Colts LB Darius Leonard joins Shawne Merriman to discuss how he got his "Maniac" nickname. Darius wasn't always on the defensive side of the ball, he tells Shawne a great story of how he started playing ball on the offensive side and how he plead with his college coach to get the ball in a game. And, Darius shares a story of how he first met Shawne and how the two share ...
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Shawne jumps on the Odd Couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker and discusses how Trevor Lawerence could be a smokescreen. The Kansas City Chiefs have cut some key players, but will they be able to make it back to the super bowl with a high-paid quarterback? Will Dak Prescott be able to get some help, and will the Cowboys have to run the ball more? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Why does Akbar Gbaja-Biamila owe his NFL career to Shawne Merriman? In this episode of the Lights Out Podcast, Akbar describes his post-NFL career from working at a local San Diego TV station to hosting American Ninja Warrior. Ninja Classes???Shawne and Akbar reminisce about the time Shawne tried to conquer the course and failed miserably. Akabr, then asks Shawne a question about stepping into the ring with Jake or Logan Paul. Lea...
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One of the best wide receivers in the game jumps on the Lights Out Podcast. Seattle Seahawks D.K. Metcalf talks about his relationship with Russell Wilson and where he stands with the rumors he's hearing. Metcalf recently talked with Calvin Johnson and was surprised what Johnson told him. Also, D.K confirms the Darius Slay story that was trending last week. There was one person that started it all. And D.K recorded, not one, bu...
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The Champ is here!!! The Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell puts the hammer down on this Lights Out Podcast. McDowell discusses how he won with duct tape on his car. Which family member would he wreck to win at Daytona? And how much does owner Bob Jenkins believe in him? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Shawne Merriman stopped by Up On Game to share some of his favorite memories of the late Marty Schottenheimer and what set the former Chargers and Washington head coach apart from the others. Plus, Shawne weighs in on J.J. Watt's release from the Houston Texans and whether or not NFL stars should be included in personnel decisions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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With the NASCAR season starting up, Shawne talks with full-time Xfinity Series driver Gray Gaulding. Gaulding talks about his career as a young driver in the K&N Pro Series to his current position on the NASCAR scene. Gray has high aspirations for his team this year and wants to be the best driver in the history of NASCAR.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Will Tom Brady outlive everyone in the NFL? Shawne Merriman drops more knowledge on how Brady has become the best in the game. What surprised Shawne the most about the Buccaneers dominating the O-Line of K.C? And Shawne speaks on Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson, when you're the face of a franchise, you should be able to have input on whomever the team decides to bring in. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ihear...
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LaVar Arrington, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress get you ready for Super Bowl LV and discuss the mindset that the Buccaneers and Chiefs have heading into the big game. Plus, who has the advantage in this game?  Subscribe to Up On Game here.... https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/up-on-game/id1542652485 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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The big news around the NFL is, of course, Deshaun Watson staying or going? Well, DE of the Miami Dolphins Shaq Lawson may have some insight on his former Clemson teammate. Also, Lawson gives you an inside look at the relationship between Fitzpatrick and Tua. Shaq also has a ton of confidence in Tua to lead the team, but if Watson does come to Miami what will happen to the quarterback position. Listen and find out! Learn more abou...
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