Shawne Merriman: Total Genius!

August 27, 2008 | Comments (0) | by Rich Funk

Ever since coming to San Diego, I've developed an unnatural hatred of the Chargers. Part of it is because everyone in this city is so in love with the Chargers that it makes me want to puke in tier mouths. Extreme? Yes, but it's how I feel.

The easiest Charger to hate is obviously Shawne Merriman. What, with his steroid use and stupid dances and ugly face and multiple weapons and sexual assault charges. Ok, I made that last part up, but the rest? 1000% true.

So on his name plate, next to "Juicer" and "Girly-Man" we can finally add "Complete Fucking Idiot".

Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman will forgo knee surgery and play this season for the San Diego Chargers despite the fact he has two torn ligaments in his left knee.

"I'm going to play," Merriman texted the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I'll deal with it when it's time to get surgery."

Merriman said Saturday that he has been told by doctors that he could suffer a possible career-ending injury if he attempts to play without having surgery.

Let's say you're a professional beer drinker. Let's say you make millions of dollars doing it. You are presented with two choices: either you stop drinking beer for a year and then continue your job after that still making millions of dollars, or in an attempt to impress your buddies, you continue to drink beer and possibly damage yourself so severely that you'll never be able to work again (beer drinking is all you know!) and have damaging effects on your health for the rest of your life. What do you do?

I know when I go my doctor to have him get a look at my practically-exploded joints, I always get at least 7 opinions. Of course, that's probably a good idea for me considering all of my doctors are either under investigation/drunk/working out of a back alley.