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My flight home with Shawne Merriman

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by megold0715, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. megold0715

    megold0715 Well-Known Member

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    Well it was unexpected shawne merriman was on my flight home i talked with him while waiting for the plane and gave hime one of my tattoo buisness cards ,he was pretty nice. i wrote the whole lowdown of what happened but i guess it took to long to write and it got erased ,
     
  2. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    That's very cool megold!

    You can break up your posts into a couple of them. I'd love to read the whole story...
     
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  3. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    Tease! Start typing.
     
  4. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    While the hell was Merriman flying to NYC? Please tell us more megold.
     
  5. megold0715

    megold0715 Well-Known Member

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    OK here goes... i get to the airport nearly exhausted from goin to the casino after the game got in 3 had to go to the airport at530 to make sure i got there on time. I go through check in and am standing by the gate in a half sleep. I turn to go get something to drink and im "holy sh* is that merriman nah cant be not on a flight to N.Y.then i remembered there was a stop in baltimore ,i change planes and go on to N.Y. i saw the tattoo on his neckand was like yeah its him.Something i always notice are peoples tattoos being my thing and all.So he was in like a red jordon jacket basically keeping to himself with his back turned to everyone .keeping a low profile .As im about to go over there someone goes up says a few words and shakes his hand and leaves .Now im like i cant go over there i didnt want to draw too much attention where he's swarmed with people it was like 630 in the morning and all.so he went into the magazine store looking at a few im like ill make my move as i go in he dropped a few magazines ,so i helped pick 2 up and was like man your a giant he laughed ,i said it was a crazy game yesterday, he agreed and i knew he went to school in maryland so i was like you goin home he said yes .I gave him one of my cards figuring he was a tattoo lover and might check my website out one day.told him im from N.Y have season tickets and fly to the games where he had that look like everyone else does "gave me props look wow your hardcore " and told him i come out here for some tattoo conventions in del mar and pomona .i asked him who does his he said someone at home i asked his name he told me i forgot and he said i cant remember his shop but i fly him here to tattoo me .right there i was like man i want to tattoo #56 so bad .i didnt want to attract to much attention so i just split .ok im an idiot i didnt get an autograph,pic nothing. but it was cool to talk to him he seemed down to earth at least to me.It was just very unexpected being it was a southwest flight,but being a non stop to balt and al and the first flight out there in the morning understandable.so im on this flight in the back and some crazy girl was talking saying im goin to go up there and get a picture with him im goin to sit down next to him and say that was a nice kick or something .she came back having a hissy oh hes a jerk an a$$ what a jerk and told us that she did what she said and he was like im trying to take a nap. i guess she was a lil too overbearing which she was a loud mouth in the back of the plane before she went up there and was tackless in her approach so basically thats what happened in my lil adventure.
    sorry for my puctuation never my best subject english ,
    Go chargers ,i bleed blue and gold.,MARC
     
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  6. Thumper

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    Nice story Marc. :tup: I was once on a flight with Ryan Leaf. Let's jsut say he got a few boos on the plane. It was a flight from San Diego to Vegas, go figure.
     
  7. boltssbbound

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    Why is Merriman flying to Baltimore on his off day? Shouldn't he be watching film or something? There better be a good explanation for this. Maybe something family or charity-related. Flying across the country and back is not the most relaxing experience. Shawne should be focued on football.
     
  8. megold0715

    megold0715 Well-Known Member

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    thats why it threw me off unexpected they probably have off monday and tuesday being the late game sunday night
     
  9. reddenedbeard

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    He was back at Maryland for the Boston College game? It was senior day if I recall.
     
  10. megold0715

    megold0715 Well-Known Member

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    When was that game monday night
     
  11. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    Didn't he go to school in Maryland? Maybe he lives there?
     
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    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    Good Lord - do YOU stay at work 24/7? Slack man!
     
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  14. boltssbbound

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    Well, it looks like he headed back for his coat drive which is cool. But the football season lasts only half the year. Expecting the players to stay in town during football season isn't asking a lot.
     
  15. reddenedbeard

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    As long as he is back by today, I'm fine with it .. He probably got prior approval and I believe Tuesday are the Chargers normal day off. Monday is light with some film review.
     
  16. Trumpet_Man

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    Thanks for sharing that story. :tup:

    Screw punctuation. This is a football site. I type with my knees, third leg, elbows, beer can so no worries. Eff it.

    I want to get a tattoo and am going to find a way to come see your *** in New York.

    Best wishes with pops.

    See you at the next game.
     
  17. Trumpet_Man

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    Psst... do not let "psycho chick" :lol: get under you tailgate skin. I had a talk with her and ... well .... you need to know her to "get her". :yes: She is sort of protective of counting out so many spots from me and from the porta-potty and parking. It is one of these weird *** dynamics which I just caught onto the tailgater you showed up. They just got married and featured at Chargers.com so like dogs who pee on a hydrant, they want their spot. The **** the way i see it there are almost tens of thousands of spots. Fukit.

    When we park I try to save a spot next to me for Dmercado, Jim and Bryan (the last two do not post here) so 4 spots total. The rest of the spots are open for grabs. I guess I should have been better at laying out how we try to at least park to get us huddled together. That is my bust.
     
  18. reddenedbeard

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    Nah .. it's all good. It's just that we had parked and we were 1/2 way setting up .. No big thing. If I had some beers in me, it may have been different but I was sober. :icon_toast:

    I was caught up in section B3 the last couple of games so wasn't able to make it over. If I can get out to another game this year, will stop by .. It wasn't intentional.. :tup:
     
  19. Trumpet_Man

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    Cool.

    Showing up a first time and having a stranger going off on anyone is really not cool in my book unless you are a Raiders fan.

    I had some old dude park right in the middle of our tailgater last Sunday and I had a few approach me wanting to ask him to leave and I said "the old dude is now going to experience our **** whether he likes it or not".

    It was like I watched too many episodes of the Borg assimilating mo-fo's that the old dude was going to become "one" with our clan. He had no choice. :lol:
     
  20. Thread_Killer

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    Okay, on topic:

    Somebody should've asked Shawne how come he couldn't get to the QB with a practice squad tackle lined up across from him.
     
  21. jerry62

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    Probably because he didn't want to get stomped on in the airport by Merriman
     
  22. Boltjolt

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    What do you do on your days off from work?

    He will have his film days this week.
     
  23. Boltjolt

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    Actually it last longer than that. The players work out nearly all year long. If he wants to make a one day trip and it is a do good thing, so what? He isnt expected back to practice the next day.

    Now Norv being in the film room is a different story
     
  24. megold0715

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    Trumpet man ill be in pomona/ontario area jan 4,5,6th for a tattoo convention definately when we make it to the playoffs i will be at the game though whether its sat or sunday chargers are first priority then ill go back an d tattoo sunday if the games on sat i do that show in jan and july
     
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    i didnt ask hime because 1.he was all over the field applying pressure allowing cro to look all pro .2 im down with the chargers for life die hard ,bleed blue and gold,hardcore fan.3didnt want to get body slammed in the airport .4 hope he will call my tattoo shop and say marc i want to fly ya in to tattoo me and some of the boys a dream come true<<<high hope almost never happen 1 in a million chance but still a chance my work will speak for itself
     
  26. Retired Catholic

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    Maybe his tatoo guy was tied up and couldn't fly out.
     
  27. foober

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    how much time does the flight from san diego to baltimore take. At 650+ miles an hour I'm guessing around 4 hours. Survivable.

    Sheet a couple years ago it took months to get between these two points.
     

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