In a year where the 2013 NFL Hall of Fame Class included several worthy first time nominees and snubbed finalists from prior years, someone was going to get the “Hi Hat.” And Michael Strahan was that Giant–that came up a little short. And while this may be a disappointment for the great #92, the consolation prize is that he’ll be eligible for enshrinement next season,where the Superbowl festivities will be held at Metlife Stadium and Gotham City– venues where Michael Strahan carved out his TV and Hall of Fame careers.
Before the votes were caucused by NFL Sports Writers, I perceived that either Strahan or Sapp would make it. But not both. Allen and Ogden were locks, but Chris Carter and Bill Parcells have been left at the alter with tears in their bouquets for some time now, and with Carter’s ESPN visibility and incessant whining, the football gods opened up the pearly gates for both. Hence it came down to Strahan or Sapp. Both perennial All Pro’s, Super Bowl