I think we Giants fans can agree on one thing--we all love Michael Strahan. Well, maybe I shouldn't speculate--let's just say most of us love the guy. I already told my wife to make plans to be in Canton for when Strahan is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which hopefully will be the first year he's eligible, 2013. (I'm going off track here, but John Clayton of ESPN.com made a great argument for Strahan to easily make the Hall shortly after he retired). He is, well, the anti-Tiki.
Anyway, the Chicago Sun-Times published a nice piece today with some matter-of-fact quotes from our beloved defensive end about the NFL labor dispute. Here are a couple of quotes that really make a lot of sense. Now if only Strahan was in charge of the NFLPA rather than that bulldog, DeMaurice Smith......
"You’re panicking if you’re a guy who is living paycheck to paycheck," Strahan said. "You have to remember, every guy [in the NFL] doesn’t make millions. Then you have to remember, some of those guys making millions still live paycheck to paycheck. If you’re an owner, you have leverage. That’s where players can get weak, when they start missing checks. That’s when it’s going to get scary for a lot of people. Trust me."
If you're like me, the one item in there that strikes you is the fact that players making millions are living paycheck to paycheck. I know it's true, but that is something most of us can't fathom, and one reason we loathe this lockout to begin with.
"They both have to give," Strahan said. "At some point, nobody is going to benefit from this, and I’d hate to see this game — which is more popular than it’s ever been — turn off a lot of people."
Amen to that. Now, if you missed Strahan filling in for Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis & Kelly," he's doing so again in a few weeks, according to the article.
Dan Snyder Wants Redskins Name All to Himself - NYTimes.com
The charm offensive by the Redskins' owner has has hit another iceberg.
This is incredibly laughable. Snyder, just like Al Davis in Oakland, is a volatile owner with an ego that keeps getting in his own way. I mean, when was the last time the Redskins were a serious Super Bowl contender?
Feel Locked Out? Can’t Find Work? Try Opera - NYTimes.com
Before Lawrence Harris became a booming baritone, he was a brawny lineman with the N.F.L.’s Houston Oilers.
Before you click out of this and/or laugh your butt off, this article cites at least four former players who made the career transition to singing opera. I don't know about you, but this was news to me. Of course, we're admittedly scrambling for items to write about.