Warren Sapp & Michael Strahan At It Again Over Hall Of Fame


Sapp: “I don’t think his resume stacks up when you put Tony Dungy, Walter Jones, Marvin Harrison and Derrick Brooks up. Those are four first-ballot Hall of Famers. You all don’t take that same critical eye as when you’re looking at somebody else.?‘Oh, it’s Michael. Awww, he’s our guy. He’s on TV with Kelly (Ripa)’ and ‘Oh, he’s such a good guy!’ I thought you got into the Hall because your resume stacked up with the echoes of the game. Not just the good. The great.”

Strahan: “The tiger does not pay attention to the opinion of a sheep. I don’t understand what the problem is, to be honest with you. If you have a problem with me, I’m the type of guy you come and talk to me. I’m not a coward to talk to somebody else when I have somebody’s number. I’m going to come to you and tell you if I have a problem. So I don’t understand what this whole thing is about.”

“I’m all hype. I lasted 15 years on all hype. I had 141-and-a-half career sacks — all hype. The coaches put me out there because that was hype. I played left end, that made me get sacks. Reggie White, he was hyped, too. Didn’t he play left end? Yeah, I was all hype. They never looked at me and said I should give money back for stealing. I did it as hard as I could do it, the best that I could do it for 15 years. I left it and now it’s a part of my life. It’s not my entire life. For some guys that is their life. That’s all they have left to hold on to.”

Here we go again. Even John Mara’s getting in the mix, saying he “wouldn’t trade Michael Strahan for two Warren Sapps.” Honestly, I don’t see why everyone has a problem with Sapp. He’s absolutely, positively wrong – that much is obvious. Strahan’s career is defined by more than just the sack record that Sapp calls “mythical”, and most would agree a player voted as one of the top 100 of all time is deserving of the Hall. Still, Sapp has always run his mouth. He’s got an opinion, he’s got his reasons and he doesn’t hold back. At this point, this is all Sapp has left. The only way he’s getting any sort of notoriety nowadays is if he rekindles his annual slamming of #92.

And why would he stop? He keeps getting a reaction. Sapp’s egged Strahan on to call him a jackass & a coward even though, supposedly, “the tiger does not pay attention to the opinion of a sheep.” Mike’s gotta let it go. He’s gonna get in this year, at a MetLife Super Bowl no less, whether Warren likes it or not. Many would argue HOF politics were the only reason he didn’t go in with Sapp last year. So, Strahan, unless you think Sapp’s got a point, just let the fat man babble while you stare at your sexy co-host every morning & get ready to celebrate your gap-toothed Hall of Fame bust.