After Boomer got through calling Craig out for his lack of Thanksgiving spirit, it was then up to Jerry Recco to do some updating, which today included thorough recaps for both the victorious Jets, as well as the not victorious Giants. In addition to the news from the NFL, including the Broncos dealing the Patriots their first loss of the season, we also heard that Kobe Bryant is going to retire at the end of the season and much more.
For as good as Sunday was for the victorious Jets, it was that bad for the New York Football Giants. So Boomer & Craig kicked-off this Football Monday edition of the Morning Extravaganza with the football locals, who are now on a collision course to meet this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in a game that will have an awful lot riding on it.
Bowles Shows Some Fire, 'The Man In The Mirror Game' And Much More
With very little going on in the world of New York sports, Boomer & Craig had their work cutout form them as they opened-up this very special Thanksgiving edition of the Morning Extravaganza. Despite the lack of hot topics if you will, the Dynamic Radio Duo managed to put together a solid show open, focused on Todd Bowles, after Mo Wilkerson revealed that the Jets' Head Coach spoke in a stern -manner when addressing his team following Sunday's 24-17 loss.
Jerry Recco always seems to get a kick out of it when Craig sings during the radio program, so Tuesday's highly anticipated 'Moment of the Day' made perfect sense, as we got to hear Craig do his thing while strumming a an autographed Billy Joel guitar. Before all of that fun though, Boomer invited Stu Leonard in to educated Craig a little on fresh turkeys and we heard about the Blonde Bomber's task of giving away his Rangers tickets..
NBA Replay, Ronda Rousey's Discolored Feet And Much More
During this segment Boomer & Craig spent a few minutes tying-up some loose-ends if you will, discussing the NBA Replay Center showing 'Animal House' while they were supposed to be hard at work, the embarrassment that is the Philadelphia 76ers, 'Johnny Football' getting all sort of attention and Ronda Rousey's discolored feet.
NFL Week 11 is in the books and like the 10-0 Panthers, after last night's 20-13 win over the Bills, Tom Brady and the Patriots are also undefeated. Jerry updated the Monday night affair in Foxboro, the Knicks 95-78 loss to the Heat down in Miami and much more, we even got to hear Craigie flex his golden pipes and do a little singing about Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith..
NFL Officiating Stinks And Fitzpatrick Is Still The Man
Unfortunately, like so many games before it, Monday night's affair was marred by some more poor officiating, which is where Boomer & Craig got their Tuesday morning sports talk party started, citing the direct effect social media has had on the manner in which games are being called. We also got to hear the guys thoughts on the Jets, after Todd Bowles really surprised no one by making it clear that Ryan Fitzpatrick is still his quarterback.
Boomer and Craig got a call all the way from Oklahoma Monday morning, more specifically the Wichita Mountains and the man making it was going by the call-sign Papa Kirk and after an after an entertaining exchange with the fellas, it turns out he and Craig may or may not have blood-ties.
On a Football Monday like this one, Jerry Recco's update is something you're going to want to hear, so good job by you for clicking your way to enlightenment. Jerry got things started with the Jets' story, after a 24-17 loss to the Texans leaves them with a record of 5-5 and plenty of questions. Plus, NFL Week 11 news & notes, Craig's laundry list of missed picks, Nets beat the Celtics, the Golden State Warriors win their 15th straight, Kyle Bush is a NASCAR Champion and much more.
Craig was understandably upset Monday morning, but not with Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets gutty signal caller did throw two late interceptions but proved his worth, returning strong after reconstructive thumb surgery and he certainly wasn't helped much by numerous dropped passes and other mishaps courtesy of his Jets' teammates. Like his radio-partner, Boomer doesn't think all of the blame should end up at the feet of Fitzpatrick, but did acknowledge there is plenty of blame to go around.
The Golden St. Warriors remain undefeated, Kristaps Porzingis wants a nickname, Ryan Fitzpatrick will start for the Jets, Gang Green is preparing for JJ Watt and the Texans, Chris Ivory is pro-acupuncture, NFL Week 11 kicks-off with a 19-13 Jaguars win over the Titans, Boomer's beloved Rangers fall to the Lightening 2-1 and St. John's downs Rutgers.
Brian Cashman Isn't Expecting An Invite To Jeter's Wedding
In an effort to provide listener's with their baseball fix, Al Dukes booked Yankees' GM Brian Cashman to be a guest on the radio program, so he gave Boomer & Craig a call Thursday morning to promote some admirable work his is doing with Covenant House that benefits the homeless, specifically homeless children.
Boomer & Craig welcomed Ray Rice into the Allstate Studio Thursday morning. Rice has been trying to rebuild his once sterling reputation after his football career and life were derailed following an ugly domestic violence incident. He talked about the assault, how his life has changed because of it, his family, rewriting his own script for the sake of his young daughter, his love for the game of football, how he is not giving up on the idea of making a return to the NFL and much, much more.
Jerry Recco delivered an informative and entertaining update Thursday morning, which although he is paid to do so, there is something kind of admirable about what he does. With that said, the update maven began things with Kristaps Porzingis, who said something Craig would like to put on a motivational rock or t-shirt.
Porzingis' Star Is Rising, Jets' Expectations And More
The early returns on Kristaps Porzingis have been very good, as the 20 year-old rookie continues to make a name for himself in the Big Apple and the Knicks are winning while he's doing it. So after discussing the Knicks big-man at length during Wednesday's radio program, Boomer & Craig talked about the Latvian sensation some more on Thursday as he is quickly becoming the toast of the town.
Wednesday's highly anticipated 'Moment of the Day' featured a discussion on supermarket express lanes and also included an example of what happens when Al Dukes starts feeling his oats, or at-least when 'the' Eddie Scozzare gets creative while pushing some buttons.
Mike Francesa Is Made Aware Of Al Dukes' Bold Challenge
After Al Dukes laid the gauntlet down for Mike Francesa on Tuesday morning's radio program, later in the day a listener gave Mike a call to fill him in on the details, which apparently he was not made aware of. Although it doesn't sound as if the host of 'Mike'd Up' is on-board with the challenge, thus-far it's been an rather entertaining development to follow.
Al Gets A Popcorn Maker And Jerry Provides An Update
Boomer's generous-side was on display Wednesday morning as the Blonde Bomber gave Al Dukes a gift in the form of a high-quality popcorn maker. Boomer suspected Al may not be as excited as perhaps he should be with the gift, going as far as to accuse Al of trying to distance himself from the gift all together, so that was discussed. After that fun wrapped-up, Jerry Recco delivered an update that documented the Knicks 102-94 triumph over the Hornets.
Kristaps Delights The Garden Crowd And The Texans Have Jets' Attention
The maturation of one Kristaps Porzingis continues to unfold right before our very eyes. The Knicks rookie delighted the Madison Square Garden crowd Tuesday night at the expense of the Charlotte Hornets and it sure was fun to watch.
Joe Buck Likes His Beard And Doesn't Care What You Think
Joe Buck paid Boomer & Craig a visit in the Allstate Studio for the very first time Tuesday morning as he stopped by to promote his brand-new TV show called 'Undeniable' - which will air on DirecTV's 'Audience Network' - and to catch up with his old buddies.
Al Dukes Issued A Challenge To His Colleague Mike Francesa
With Craig's encouragement (and financial backing) Tuesday morning Al Dukes somewhat reluctantly issued a bold challenge to Mike Francesa, host of 'Mike's On' here on WFAN. If accepted, Al and Mike would go head-to-head on a weekly basis picking an NFL game worth about $10,000 a pick - the proceeds going to charity.
It's been said that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. Not sure if that applies to Jerry Recco or not, but one thing is for certain, he is very good at his job. With that said, the update maven did his thing Tuesday morning, beginning with the details surrounding the Bengals first loss of the season, which put a bow on Week 10 of the NFL season.
The NFL's War Of Attrition, Cruz Backlash, Fitzpatrick's Status And More
Boomer made it back from Cincinnati safe-and-sound after calling the Texans-Bengals Monday night affair for WestWood One Radio. The Texans prevailed 10-6, thus putting an end to the Bengals undefeated campaign, so it was there that Boomer & Craig got their wildly popular radio program started Tuesday morning. Keeping the football theme going, the guys also discussed the plight of the Jets and the Giants with regards to the uncertain playoff picture.
Following Jerry Recco's highly anticipated 'Moment of the Day' Monday morning, we heard a message from Victor Cruz courtesy of our friends over at Bleacher Report, where the Giants wide-receiver announced that he will be having season-ending surgery on his ailing calf.
The Giants dropped to 5-5 on what proved to be a very entertaining Sunday of NFL Football and Boomer & Craig were all over it Monday morning as they opened things up from the Allstate Studio talking about the action on the gridiron, which included a controversial TD that wasn't courtesy of Odell Beckham Jr. and that was certainly part of the conversation.
Friday's highly anticipated 'Moment of the Day' was a fun one as we heard Craig's reaction after hearing Ray Lewis' brand-new single - by that I mean former NFL linebacker now fancies himself some sort of a singer.
A lot has been made of the NFL's 'Color Rush' campaign, which debuted last night when the Jets hosted the Bills at MetLife Stadium. Whether or not you liked the solid colored uniform selections is really just personal preference, but for those who are color blind, it was nearly impossible to decipher between the two teams. Boomer & Craig discussed the visual experiment.
In a game where a number of opportunities were missed by the home team, Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills prevailed over the Jets by a score of 22-17, in a game that provided plenty of talking points. Boomer & Craig opened things up Friday morning discussing the fallout from Rex's triumphed return to his old stomping grounds, which leaves Todd Bowles' Gang Green with a record of 5-4 and looking up at the other potential AFC Wild Card teams, including the aforementioned Bills.
Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Jets' quarterbacks reportedly like to read their own, original poetry prior to taking the field before games. While Boomer & Craig were discussing the somewhat unusual practice for a group of football players, Jerry Recco was busy coming up with a poem of his own, which the update maven shared not once, but twice - the second reading was with a lot of feeling.
Look Who's Back!!! Rexy Returns And Melo Misses (Yet Again)
Anticipation was close to an all-time high when the Dynamic Radio Duo that is Boomer Esiason & Craig Carton hit that airwaves shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday morning. The excitement could be directly attributed to the AFC East clash that will take place tonight at MetLife Stadium when the Jets host Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills, so it was there that this edition of the Morning Extravaganza began.
Matias Ferreria Is An American Hero In Every Sense
Fresh-off being honored by the Rangers at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, Matias Ferreria paid Boomer & Craig a visit in the Allstate Studio Wednesday morning and while there he shared his amazing story. Matias is a Marine, a Wounded Warrior and an American Hero - enough said.