With Boomer out today, Craig instructed Al Dukes to book Phil Simms to come-on to help fill the void left by the absent Blonde Bomber. Simms had nothing else to do, so he agreed.
Simms has joined the Program countless times in the past, so fair to say he ‘gets’ what it is we do here. With that said, he began the conversation in an unusually serious manner, which Craig was quick to alter.
Craig and Simms talked about the Giants crazy win in San Francisco and even found common ground with regards to Ahmad Bradshaw’s 4th quarter fumble that wasn’t.
Overall Simms was very entertained by the game, calling it an ‘old school’ football game. He also came away thinking Eli Manning was even tougher than he thought he was, as the Giants quarterback took a beating on Sunday at the hand of the 49ers defense, but never stayed down.
Speaking of Eli, on yesterday’s Show Boomer & Craig talked about both Eli’s and Tom Coughlin’s legacies. During the discussion, the Booms matter-of-factly labeled Simms’ as the best QB in the history of NY Football, an honor Simms seemed genuinely touched-by.
Shockingly Simms downplayed Boomer’s praise, before offering his own take on Eli and Coughlin.
Simms was also sure to bring up his broadcast partner on the CBS, Jim Nantz who’s picture is prominently displayed in the Allstate Studio. Craig informed Simms that Nantz and him have worked out their problems and are getting along just fine these days.
After saying goodbye, Craig informed Al that he wants a head shot of Simms for the studio…