Originally written February 06, 2013 on The Other Paper:
NFL bad boy Warren Sapp was on his best behavior leading up to the voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recent weeks.  But it didn't take long for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman to sack New York Giants great Michael Strahan once he was selected. On Wednesday, Sapp took a shot at the popular Strahan on WDAE-AM 620 in Florida (via JoeBucsFan.com), saying there was no question who had a better chance of making it to Canton. “Say if I rewind this to Saturday at 12 o’ clock, me and you are sitting and I say, it breaks down whatever and whatever and then you have Michael Strahan and me. C’mon, the menace and the media darling," Sapp said. “C’mon. Madness or Good Morning America. I mean, c’mon.” Sapp did tone it down by saying he "absolutely" had doubt that he'd be a first ballot selection.  Both Sapp and Strahan were in their first year of eligibility for the Hall. The former Giants defensive end — now co-host of the morning gab fest "Live with Kelly & Michael," was one of the 10 finalists but couldn't crack the last five which included: Sapp, Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and former Giants coach Bill Parcells — who were all voted in by the committee. Sapp and Strahan were no friends of each other back in their playing days either.  In a lively exchange in 2002, Strahan called Sapp a "*******" and joked about his physique by saying it looked like he made too many trips to McDonald's. Sapp responded by calling Strahans's Brett Favre-assisted sack record a "travesty."
2 Comments:
  • Yeah, well, 141 sacks vs 96 ; 667 tackles vs 438; 1 saftey vs none; 24 forced fumbles vs 19; pretty dominant numbers in Strahan's favor, especially considering that he only played 17 more games than Sapp. The ONLY reason Sapp got in over Strahan is that the Super Bowl is goi ng to be in MetLife stadium next year so it is only appropriate that Strahan be announced where he played his entire career.
  • He's not the only one surprised at this, sapp can't hold Michael's jockstrap. What a freakin' joke.
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