Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/24/12
Michael Strahan will be the new co-host on Live! --the morning talk show with Kelly Ripa.He may not have that Regis “speak-yell” thing that many a comedian has lovingly mimicked, but Strahan does have “gap” appeal. That toothy grin and easy-going personality of his might just make him a genuine crossover hit.Strahan may very well become the most popular retired football player of our generation.I realize that is a big statement, but who else will have the crossover clout of Michael? Just take a look at the current crop of retired NFL’ersThere are a few who do national ad campaigns and film and TV cameos. However, arguably the best cameo by a popular player of this generation happened fourteen years ago when Brett Favre appeared in There’s Something About Mary. That’s a long time ago.Favre, a very popular player while in uniform, has gone the route of youth coach and remember, he did have a tiny snafu with his public image a few years back. Though maybe he could do ads promoting the ...
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