“I dominated when I played. There was nobody better at my position. Nobody.” Actually, Simeon, there was. His name is Michael Strahan.
Strahan gave low-fives to his former teammates lined up along a blue strip of carpet Monday night, and then bowed to all four corners of the stadium as the crowd roared at halftime.
It will be a who’s who of Giants immortals at MetLife Stadium.
This Monday, as a tribute to Giants Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan being inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor, Umberto’s is having an event called “Pizza With A Purpose.”
The induction ceremony kicked off with numerous extremes to reflect the varied background of the seven-member class on Saturday night.
The former Giants defensive end has it all: the single-season sacks record, a Super Bowl ring and lots and lots of screen time. This weekend, he’ll get his gold jacket.
The former Giant will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
“Class, leadership, righteousness,” Jets legend Joe Namath said of the retiring shortstop. “A whole lot of good things, man.”
“I hugged him and wouldn’t let him go,” Sapp said. “I said, ‘Please forgive me.’ I said, ‘Dumb Lex Luthor came to the city of Gotham and pulled Superman’s cape. How foolish could I have been, my man? Please forgive me.'”
Giants great Michael Strahan is beyond excited to be selected as a member of this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class. “It’s incredible,” he said.
Strahan, a seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end, is heading to Canton, along with linebacker Derrick Brooks, receiver Andre Reed, defensive back Aeneas Williams, offensive lineman Walter Jones, defensive end Claude Humphrey, and punter Ray Guy.
If it wasn’t personal before, it definitely is now. Warren Sapp took his feud with Michael Strahan to a new low when he made reference to the Giants legend’s “gap tooth” and challenged him to a one-on-one meeting anytime, anywhere.
“Playing football, sacking quarterbacks, that was part of my life, and I did it and I moved on. The tiger does not pay attention to the opinion of the sheep.”
For whatever reason, Warren Sapp has a real problem with Michael Strahan getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which could very well happen Saturday when the inductees for 2014 are announced.
Giants great Michael Strahan is among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.