Friars Club Roast Sacks Retired QB Boomer Esiason

2013-09-11T13:24:00Z 2013-09-11T13:50:05Z Friars Club Roast Sacks Retired QB Boomer EsiasonTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 11, 2013 1:24 pm  • 

The New York Friars Club has picked its newest victim for its often imitated, never duplicated celebrity roast - former Bengals quarterback, Boomer Esiason.

"I have been pummeled, crushed, trampled, bashed, knocked around, flattened and stepped on by even heavier weights than the Friars comedians," said Esiason, 52, who now works for CBS Sports as a studio analyst for "The NFL Today."

"Whatever they have planned I can take it… They just better be prepared for my offensive."

The 110th year of the famous roast is planned for Jan. 30, 2014, the Thursday before Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.

"We thought, how can we best combine the thrill of having the Super Bowl in New York along with our unique way to have a good time?" said Jerry Lewis, the Friars Club's Abbot, in a press announcement this week.

"Roasting Boomer brings it all together, and I can't think of a funnier experience than a 6'5" 250 pound block of solid human flesh brought down and at the same time elevated through the Friars' highest honor by some of the funniest people in the business."

While no plans are currently available for the televising of the 2014 roast, the Friars Club is offering a limited number of tickets to the public for the first time. To purchase tickets, visit friarsclub.com.

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