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Warren Sapp: Michael Strahan 'comes up short'

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Warren Sapp continues long-running feud with Michael Strahan.

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Warren Sapp is at it again, ripping former New York Giants and probable 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan.

"I don’t think his résumé stacks up," Sapp said, via Neil Best of Newsday. "He only has four straight Pro Bowls and a mythical sack record. When you really measure him up he comes up short."

Sapp, of course, was elected to the Hall of Fame last year when voters somehow managed to snub Strahan. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle hasn't stopped rubbing it in Strahan's face -- and trying to discredit Strahan -- since.

We have been over the Sapp-Strahan feud before. Sapp has called Strahan a "media darling," said former Tampa Bay Simeon Rice was a better defensive end than Strahan and tried to discredit his sack record.

Here is part of what I wrote back in June on the topic of Sapp's disdain for Strahan. It still applies.

I simply don't understand Sapp's need to consistently belittle Strahan. Like him or not, and which side I fall on is pretty clear, Sapp had a great career and Hall of Fame voters have recognized him for it.

Now it's time for Sapp to shut his trap, show some class and start acting like a Hall of Famer.

Why is Sapp so insecure that he has to act like a child about this? Sapp and Strahan each went to the same number of Pro Bowls (seven) and were named first-team All-Pro team the same number of times (four). Sapp just needs to be quiet. He is doing himself, and the Hall of Fame, a disservice by continuing this nonsense.