"Boomer" Esiason and Craig Carton have become morning staples on WFAN since their program debuted in 2007. The pair had a longtime simulcast on MSG, but will begin a partnership with CBS Sports Network in June 2014. Learn more about the radio duo.

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Norman “Boomer” Esiason was born in West Islip and played football for East Islip, graduating in 1979. His mother coined his oft-used nickname, citing his incessant kicking while still in the womb. |

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Esiason played for three seasons at Maryland, posting a 54.2 completion percentage and throwing for 6,259 yards and 42 touchdowns. |

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The Bengals took Esiason in the second round (38th overall) of the 1984 draft. He played 10 seasons for Cincinnati, going 134-123 with a 56.5 completion percentage. He threw 187 touchdowns and made the playoffs in 1988 and 1990. |

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The Bengals reached the Super Bowl in 1988, losing 20-16 to the 49ers. Esiason was 11-for-25 for 144 yards and threw an interception. |

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Esiason was traded to the Jets before the 1993 season. He was 43-42 with 49 touchdowns in three seasons for the Jets before finishing his career with a year in Arizona and then a seven-game return to Cincinnati. |

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Esiason founded the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which funds research for a cystic fibrosis cure. Esiason’s son, Gunnar, suffers from the disease. |

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In addition to his work with the Boomer and Carton show, Esiason works on CBS’ The NFL Today and is a radio analyst for Monday Night Football. |

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Carton was born in New Rochelle in 1969 and has been known to return to the area for rallies and other celebratory occasions. |

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Carton was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome while still young. He launched the Tic Top Stop Foundation in 2013 in an effort to end the illness. |

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Besides for his time in New York, Carton has hosted or co-hosted radio shows in Buffalo, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Denver and New Jersey. |

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Aside from his work on the radio show, Carton is also the host of "MMA Uncensored Live" on the Spike channel. |

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Carton released his first book in 2013, “Loudmouth: Tales (and Fantasies) of Sports, Sex, and Salvation from Behind the Microphone.” |

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