Tag:Michael Strahan
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:16 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 8:52 pm

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A few days ago we brought you the news of former Giants LB Michael Strahan’s endorsement of marriage equality for everyone.

So, with the New York state legislature teetering on the brink of passing a law that allows the legalization of same-sex marriage, former Giants hero David Tyree has weighed in on the matter.

And though there have been some high-profile athletes who have come out in favor of the law – Strahan is one and NHLer Sean Avery is another – Tyree takes the opposite approach (and the same attitude that the most commenters took on the original Strahan post).

Namely, Tyree says anarchy will rule if same-sex couples continue to marry.

"This will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, it's a strong word, but anarchy,” Tyree told the anti-gay group, the National Organization for Marriage, via the New York Post. "How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all the sudden because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or agenda ... and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country.”

It’s interesting, though. In his interview, Tyree  talks about how his father wasn’t in the home when he was growing up (he says he was impacted severely by that). But a fair question to follow that would be: Well, what if he was raised by two mothers in a committed relationship instead of just one mother? Or two fathers? Would that have been so much worse than growing up in a single-parent home?

You can check out the video below to see the full interview.

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Posted on: June 10, 2011 4:33 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2011 4:51 pm

VIDEO: Michael Strahan endorses same-sex marriage

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Michael Strahan has joined the movement for marriage equality, and he’s expressed his views in the video embedded below.

This comes as the New York state legislature prepares to vote again on the legalization of same-sex marriage (it rejected the idea in 2009) and comes as other players from other sports endorse the idea that gay marriage should be legal.

Said Strahan in the video: “As a defensive end with the New York Giants, I always played the game tough but fair. I feel it’s unfair to stop committed couples from getting married.”

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Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:55 pm

Hot Routes 4.18.11: Suggs, um, like Celine Dion?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz
  • Good lord, could Michael Strahan really have a good chance of replacing Regis Philbin on the Regis and Kelly Ripa show?
  • The Cowboys players and coaches hung out together Sunday night, but don’t worry. Nobody was breaking any lockout rules. Instead, they were attending a long-standing charity event – which is A-OK by the NFL. “We’ll talk about the bread and water,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.
  • A Twitter war broke out between NFL spokesman Greg Aiello and a Texans blogger/fan. Spoiler: Aiello doesn’t come off looking so good here.
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Posted on: March 6, 2011 7:24 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2011 7:25 pm

Hot Routes 3.6.11: Are the Pats short-sighted?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe thinks the Patriots are a bit short-sighted in the way they chose not to renegotiate a player’s contract until the final year of the old deal. He writes the club’s insistence on conducting business this way is one reason why the Patriots and All-Pro G Logan Mankins haven’t been on great terms lately. Bedard also points out that Mankins’ representation also hasn’t helped matters either.

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Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:50 am

Could Strahan replace Regis?

Posted by Andy Benoit

Regis Philbin is retiring from the Regis and Kelly Show (which, we’re guessing, will be renamed). His replacement is yet to be named.

According to Rich Salgado of Coastal Advisors, one candidate for the job is Michael Strahan. The former Giants defensive end and current FOX pregame personality has dabbled in a variety of media endeavors (commercials, sitcoms, etc.) since retiring in 2007.

A morning talk show would be the furthest out on a limb that Strahan has climbed.

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Posted on: December 24, 2010 8:56 am

Tuck upset about Strahan's rippage

J. Tuck (right) didn't take kindly to Michael Strahan's comments (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

On Tuesday, former Giants great (and current Subway spokesman) Michael Strahan went out of his way to criticize his former team, telling the Dan Patrick Show that the squad should be ashamed of itself for the way it blew a 21-point lead to the Eagles.

“The end of the game was fitting because you don’t let a team back in when you’re up like that,” Strahan said in his interview. “The Giants have not finished. I don’t know if they know how to finish, and they need to learn how if they expect to do anything this year. You have to have a killer instinct. You have to finish teams.”

Which is funny to current Giants standout Justin Tuck, who seems to recall that Strahan played on the Giants squad which surrendered a 21-point fourth-quarter lead to the Panthers in 2006.

Sure, Strahan was injured and didn’t play in that game, but to Tuck, those are just insignificant details.

“Strahan was on that team and we lost that game,” Tuck said, via the NY Post. “He was on the team, we fed off his leadership. We’ve all had times in our careers and times we’ve been on teams when things didn’t go our way, I don’t start pointing fingers.”

And that wasn’t all Tuck had to say.

“I don’t understand how – I’m not saying he’s not on our side – but he’s talking to us one day and the next day you say that,” Tuck said. “If I’m in that situation I might just close my mouth and say nothing. He’s entitled to his opinion and I’m entitled to not really care.”

I can understand why Tuck (who's pictured at right with Strahan in happier times) would feel hurt by the comments of Strahan, who was one of Tuck’s mentors and who (I assume) didn’t take great pleasure in bashing his former team. But, aside from the Subway thing, Strahan is paid to analyze the game. Sometimes you have to be objective about your friends. And if you think they should be ashamed, then, you say it.

Of course, your friends are going to be pissed, but hey, a man needs to make a living. A man, after all, can’t live on Subway alone.

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Posted on: December 22, 2010 11:57 pm

Hot Routes 12.22.10: Pro Bowl spite voting!

Posted by Andy Benoit

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  • Michael Strahan bashed his former team after it surrendered a 21-point lead in less than half a quarter Sunday.
Posted on: July 17, 2010 1:49 pm

Pros vs. Joes provides T.O./McNabb reunion Wed

Spike TV’s much-talked about Pro’s vs. Joes series is set to debut this Wednesday, July 21, at 10:00 pm ET/PT. You’ve heard about this show…it’s the one where Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens played basketball together. We’ll finally get a chance to see how McNabb and Owens – both of whom played hoops in college – interacted in their first encounter since the ugly divorce in ’05. McNabb, Owens (US Presswire)

Pro’s vs. Joes is hosted by Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer. The folks at Spike sent Strahan on a media blitz Thursday, and Yours Truly gladly took the bait.

“The concept of (the show) is great,” Strahan said. “You take couch potatoes or Monday morning quarterbacks who say ‘I can do that,’ and they go out there and find out how tough it is and how competitive it is with guys who have made a living doing it. We also have NFL players going with guys who were in the NBA, which is an interesting dynamic.”

The show is designed for the Joes to learn from the Pros. Asked whether he, the Pro, learned from the Joes, Strahan replied, “You know what? This season, we had some Joes who actually had a chance to make it to the pros. From the Joe’s you learn that a lot of these guys could have made it, BUT ‘I didn’t want to go to class’ or ‘I could have made it, BUT I had to take care of my family.’ Everybody has a reason and it’s based on what’s going on in their life at the time. Sometimes they make a decision that leads to success in a certain field, and sometimes it’s a decision that leads to regret.”

--Andy Benoit

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