NEW YORK (April 15, 2010) – Super Bowl quarterback and super hockey fan Boomer Esiason will be today’s guest on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m. ET.
Esiason, who played in the National Football League from 1984-97 and who quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1988 Super Bowl, went into broadcasting upon his retirement. Currently a man of many roles, he co-hosts a top-rated New York City morning radio sports talk show, is an NFL color commentator and serves as an analyst with The NFL Today on CBS in the United States.
Also a passionate hockey fan, Esiason owns season tickets to New York Rangers games, plays recreational hockey and has attended many of the NHL’s signature events, including the New Year’s Day Winter Classic games.
An active and involved philanthropist, Esiason established The Boomer Esiason Foundation in 1993 after his son Gunnar was diagnosed with the disease. The Foundation offers education and awareness of cystic fibrosis to provide higher quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis.
NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204 and on SIRIUS Channel 208 as part of the “Best of XM” programming package) and NHL.com. The show will re-air on SIRIUS XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.
The show encourages fans to call in with questions. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-645-6696. NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman is a production of NHL Radio.