On WFAN: Michael Strahan Talks Lockout, Tiki Barber
NEW YORK (WFAN) – Former Giants sack machine Michael Strahan joined WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Wednesday morning to break down the NFL lockout, Tiki Barber’s comeback and… Regis Philbin?
The current “Fox NFL Sunday” analyst said when it comes to the lockout, he hasn’t picked a side.
“I just look at it as something that needs to be resolved,” Strahan said. “I think that’s the problem. Most people say, ‘well it’s this side’s fault or that side’s fault.’ It’s everybody’s fault!”
NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah tweeted Monday that the union “is not asking players or agents to boycott the NFL draft.” Strahan said even if there were to be a boycott, incoming rookies should attend.
“This lockout has nothing to do with these kids going to enjoy an experience of a lifetime, something they’ve worked extremely hard for,” Strahan said. “(Players) going to the draft is not going to help this lockout situation — or not. And that’s just the way it is, so I didn’t like that at all.”
Tiki Barber, Strahan’s former teammate, surprised the football community earlier this month with his decision to unretire. Fellow ex-Giant Antonio Pierce blasted Barber during a television appearance. Strahan is taking a different approach.
“You know, I wish him well. I think of all the guys, Tiki has a great chance,” said Strahan. “Love him or hate him, he was a gym rat and that’s why he was able to play the way he did — and he carried our offense.”
And what about all those persistent rumors that Strahan could be tapped to be Regis Philbin’s replacement when the morning icon retires at the end of the year?
“I mean, I did it before and I had a great time, but I just thought Regis needed a day off,” Strahan joked about his co-hosting appearance with Kelly Ripa. “I’m not nervous. It’s fun man, I like stuff like that.”
Strahan hasn’t taken a side in the NFL’s lockout situation. Have you? Add your comments to the fray below…