Originally written on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 11/18/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 15: Former NY Giant and star of upcoming FOX comedy series 'Brothers,' Michael Strahan attends the Fox 'Brothers' Challenge at the New York Giants Timex Performance Center on September 15, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Fox)
Former New York Giants’ defensive end Michael Strahan will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame…someday, but not in 2013. When the Hall of Fame announced its new members on Saturday night, Strahan was passed over for Bill Parcells, Cris Carter, Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden and Warren Sapp. Many people assumed the popular and talented Strahan, who holds the NFL single-season record for sacks (22.5), was a lock, especially whoever set this photo cutline up prior to the announcement of the actual Hall of Fame inductees. New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, here celebrating the Super Bowl XLII victory against the New England Patriots in February 2008, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Oops. This sort of thing happens, of course. The writer correctly reports which players were elected in the story, though he does say Strahan was a linebacker. It’s a huge race between media channels to get the information out fastest for retweets and traffic and whatever, but knowing Strahan didn’t get in the Hall of Fame coupled with the look on his face makes this post a bit troll-icious to New York Giants’ fans. Even without seeing this erroneous post, many fans were upset that Warren Sapp made the Hall of Fame and Strahan did not. They took to Twitter to hammer Sapp. Sapp over Strahan?# GTFOH Oh well, at least Strahan isn’t living under a bridge… #ZING @nflrt — Eli F. Manning (@SloppyEli) February 2, 2013 How did Sapp make it and Strahan didn’t?? Sapp is an overrated douche, and Strahan owns a record! #ridiculous — Triston Dacken (@TDacken) February 3, 2013 Complete garbage strahan doesn’t get into the Hall and sapp does. #HOF #Giants #jokes — Coach Conall McNelis (@ctmcnelis) February 2, 2013 Warren Sapp among seven voted into Hall of Fame – buff.ly/11AnVEd — Anomaly(@TechAficionado) February 2, 2013 Strahan didn’t get inducted into the Hall of Fame? What a joke. — Robert L. Nelson (@CoolRobNelson) February 2, 2013 You mean to tell me sapp deserve to be first ballot and not strahan — lee rosario (@biglee86) February 2, 2013 Warren Sapp was picked over Michael Strahan for the hall of fame? What a joke that is — Joey Lovan (@joey_lovan) February 2, 2013 Michael Strahan had a better career than Warren Sapp and yet he did not get in #HOFStrahan — Sal Scalici (@salscalici20) February 2, 2013 @grosso915 sapp ain’t worthy to hold strahans jock strap, joke that he got first ballot nod over strahan — Daniel Murdoch (@itsCUmyson) February 2, 2013 How the hell did warren sapp get in over strahan — Nick Grigoletti (@Nick_Grigs) February 3, 2013 how does sapp get in over strahan? strahan over 200+ tackles and 50+ Sacks w/ 2 super bowl appearances and a ring?? @nfl #screwed #snub #hof — Allan Cepeda (@CepedaMLB) February 3, 2013 michael strahan shoulda been inducted in the hall of fame today. god i hate warren sapp so much — Brandon Krzyzkowski (@bkrzyzkowski16) February 3, 2013 “@mjj256: “Yea Strahan def isn’t a hof” says no one except sports writers @dbaer616 @mr_purp1e @” @dmendel305 — Nysportsmj (@mjj256) February 3, 2013 [H/T: @JoanneEason] Filed under: Football, NFL
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