After countless encounters on the phone through the years, Al Dukes arranged to have Boomer’s old pass-catching mate Cris Collinsworth in the Allstate Studio for a little face-to-face sit-down with Boomer & Craig.
Like Boomer, since retiring from the NFL Collinsworth has made a name for himself in the media and is also quite comfortable in front of a microphone.READ MORE: Ben Roethlisberger Announces Retirement After 18 Seasons With Steelers
It was clear early-on that Collinworth came prepared, immediately mentioning ‘Mike Vick’ right before his breakfast was delivered to him (can you say ‘boughie’?!?!?).
From there we heard about Boomer’s relationship with Al Michaels – Collinsworth’s partner in the booth for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Collinsworth also told tales of a brash, blonde-headed rookie by the name of Boomer who arrived at the Bengals training camp with a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
Collinsworth obviously gave his thoughts on Championship Weekend, favoring the Giants because of Eli and the Patriots because well, they’re the Patriots.READ MORE: Child Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle In Brooklyn
We also heard about his feud with Giants safety Antrel Rolle, covering the Olympics and developing a relationship with Michael Phelps’ mother (never actually met her multi-Olympic Gold Medal winning son) Collinsworth’s desire to call an MMA event and possibly get in the ring with Jose Canseco.
Never missing a beat, the 8-year NFL veteran gave a detailed break down of ‘Batchagaloop Jones’ even going as far as to compare him to Bengals legend Anthony Munoz. Speaking of Bengals from days gone by, a personal thrill for me as a lifelong Bengals fan myself – the guys invited me into the Studio to meet Mr. Collinsworth and show off my Bengals ink (pictured below)…
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