Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

Remember the first time you went to a party and had, like, a sip of alcohol and couldn't stop talking about how wasted you were? This is a lot like that. Boomer Esiason does Monday Night Football color commentary on the radio and recently revealed that in his first year on the broadcast he and Millen got a contact high thanks to some shadowy hoodie-wearing dude smoking doobs near the booth during a Chiefs-Patriots game in 2000.


The whole thing came up because Boomer and his radio partner Carton were discussing Kellen Winslow's recent bust for synthetic weed and Carton warned Boomer not to get on his high horse because he's got a history.

"Now here's the deal. What you're saying, for some listeners or some viewers now that are listening to us for the first time, what you're saying is accurate. I did get high. I did. I didn't realize I was getting high when I got high, but I got high — and I have to tell you that it was one of the best broadcasts I've ever had.

"… The radio booth is like a lean-to in the middle of the stands. And it's a (December) game. It's the Chiefs at the Patriots, both teams have major losing records, it's raining outside, it's cold, there might be about 40,000 people in the stadium, it is awful. And there's this grim reaper outside of our booth, and he's got a hoodie on and he's got a big ol' puffy jacket on, and he's smoking weed. And he's blowing it into the lean-to.

"I mean, we're 3 minutes into the game and Matt Millen's already looking for something to eat. And Howard David is trying to keep us focused on the game, and Matt Millen and I are talking about everything but the game.

"We have the second-hand smoke going on. Now, we obviously know what's happening, but we don't necessarily know that we're reacting to what's happening. … I was laughing my a– off for the entire first half!"


Love the completely gratuitous shot at Millen, Booms.

♫ La dada da dada da da ♫

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Boomer: It's True, I Had Second-Hand High During 'MNF' Broadcast [CBS]

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