The Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have two former players in the Hall of Fame but if you ask the newest member, there was more drama about the induction than we all think. Warren Sapp appeared on WDAE in Tampa to discuss how he thought Michael Strahan, a man he dubbed a ‘media darling’, was going to get the induction this season over him.
“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 told WDAE in Tampa. “C’mon. Madness, or Good Morning America? I mean, c’mon.”
Sapp himself appears in the media frequently as an analyst on NFL Network, in addition to the numerous other appearances on talk shows and game shows he makes.
But what Sapp might be referring to is the fact that Strahan was never really feared as a defensive lineman. While Sapp has always been a guy that will knock you down and then mock you, Strahan has the reputation nowadays of a guy that would cuddle you into a sack rather than throw you to the turf. Even in his p laying days, Strahan was always recognized as an elite player but he was never feared the way some defensive lineman are.
That’s just never been Strahan’s persona.
Sapp too has always been a goofball, but not on the level of Strahan. But despite his fears that he was going to get bumped by Kelly Ripa’s daytime partner, it’s Sapp that’s in the Hall of Fame this year and not Stahan.
So that pretty much settles that.