Boomer & Carton: Opening With Jason Collins’ Historic Return

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Once again, Boomer and Craig filled their collective obligation and provided an entertaining start to yet another week as only they can.

The guys got started with the story out of Brooklyn after the Nets inked Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making the Stanford grad the first openly gay athlete in any of the four major professional sports (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL).

In this, his second go-round with the Nets, Collins made his debut with Jason Kidd’s squad last night in Los Angeles and contributed two rebounds in his 11 minutes, helping the Nets to a 108-102 win.

In addition to Collins’ historic night, Michael Sam’s presence was felt at the NFL combine over the weekend, as the University of Missouri All-American continues his quest to get drafted, which would make him the first openly gay player in the NFL.

Well that covered the feel-good portion of today’s show open, bringing us to the mess that is the Knicks as Saturday marked the three-year anniversary of the trade that brought Carmelo Anthony ‘home’ to the Knickerbockers.

Boomer and Craig discussed the feeling surrounding the Knicks then and now, before venting a bit on their beloved Mets inadequacy, as the Orioles sign free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz to a one-year deal…