This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled five special edition bobbleheads featuring Los Angeles Chargers Super Fan Merrianne Do, who went viral after her appearance on Monday Night Football during a game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys on October 16th at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The special edition bobbleheads are being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in conjunction with Merrianne.
Wearing a blue jersey and positioned on a blue circular base, there are five Merrianne bobbleheads available in various states of her die-hard fandom – nervous, sad, happy, angry, and angry with red eyes. Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 2,023 and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads, which are expected to ship in March, are $30 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order. A set of all five is available for $125.
“I’m super thrilled and can’t believe my game-day reactions are turning into bobbleheads!” Merrianne said when asked about being turned into a bobblehead. “I think many sports fans can relate to one of more of these roller coaster emotions, and the fact that they are being encapsulated into bobbleheads is so fun!”
During the latter moments of the Chargers’ 20-17 loss to the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, the ESPN cameras at SoFi Stadium kept panning to Merrianne as she rode a roller coaster of emotions with the game hanging in the balance. In the days that followed, Merrianne was accused of being an actor, planted by the NFL. She spoke with multiple media outlets and appeared as a guest on the Pat McAfee Show along with NFL Total Access to tell her story and talk about her rise to stardom. The Minnesota native, who grew up rooting for the Vikings, moved to California 20 years and is a Chargers’ season-ticket holder. Married with four children, Merrianne works as a pharmacist at Walgreens.
“I wish I was getting paid,” Merrianne said on the Pat McAfee Show. “I wish I could make myself an AI and as beautiful as I want, but at the end of the day, this is me, guys. This is me, a crazy mom of four, crazy Chargers fan, crazy freaking football fan. But now it’s crazy. It’s overwhelming that the whole world thinks this is so different because this is what my kids have had to deal with all their lives. … I’m not afraid to hold my fandom out there because at the end of the day, there are so many people in the stands. We all feel the same way. … They always get me on the Jumbotron because I am freaking nuts. But I’ve never been on TV, and then somebody comes up to me from the field. And they’re like, ‘Do you know you’re on TV?’ So, I had no idea until the end, and then I’m like, ‘OK, why do I have these text messages?’ … So, I get home, my kids are like, ‘Mommy, you’re on TV.’”
“We are excited to unveiled these specials bobbleheads of Super Fan Merrianne going through a range of emotions while rooting on her team,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “Merrianne’s passion came through loud and clear, and we think fans will enjoy these unique, new bobbleheads!”
Chargers Super Fan Bobblehead