From his upbringing in Schenectady to the teachings at CBA to shape his mind and faith, Joe Tessitore remembers all the corners of his home area as if he strolled through them just yesterday.

Now, one of the prominent broadcasting voices in sports, Tessitore holds down the sacred position of play-by-play voice on Monday Night Football. It's something not lost on "Tess" as he's known by colleagues and friends, but it's also one he's worked hard to earn. From his days as a local sports anchor to a distinguished voice in the sport of boxing, Tessitore has reached a pinnacle.

In his segment with us on Big Board Sports, Tess brings us back to his childhood, to some of his favorite spots in the Electric City and some of the most influential people in his life, on this path to primetime.