Boomer Esiason once got high during 'Monday Night Football' broadcast
JAN 11, 2014 4:02p ET
Have you ever been at a game or a concert and smelled some weird smoke near you?
We're talking about, marijuana, of course.
Well, that happened to Boomer Esiason back in 2000 when he was calling a "Monday Night Football" game on the radio with Matt Millen. And apparently it was some pretty potent stuff because Esiason said he got high from it . . . during the broadcast.
The former QB and current broadcaster told the story Friday during his New York radio show "Boomer and Carton" on WFAN. You're going to enjoy this tale:
"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."
Love the honesty. Let's hear more from Boomer:
". . . 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."
Please, go on, Boomer . . .
"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!"
And we're laughing now, too. Thanks for sharing that wonderful story, Boomer.