Michael Strahan is a host of Good Morning America. He’s one of the greatest pass rushers of all time. He led the New York Giants to a Super Bowl upset of the New England Patriots in 2007, retired, and became a successful TV personality.
Strahan recently announced he was going to space. In addition to that honor, his old team recently retired his famed #92. He celebrated the honor at TAO Downtown in NYC with Giants leadership and other big-name athletes and celebs including skier Lindsey Vonn and former Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia. Page Six covered the event.
The official retirement ceremony came the next day against the rival Philadelphia Eagles. Even though it’s now out of the rotation for good, current Giant Leonard Willams said he tried to get the number, but he knew it wasn’t coming out ever again.
“I know he had a 22-sack year, which is a record… I know he had number 92, because when I first got here, I wanted to get 92 and I couldn’t get it. I’m proud of 99 though.
”He’s obviously a legend on and off the field, and I think that’s what makes him such a guy is what he’s done off the field, as well. This past offseason I was in Denver actually for a financial-seminar thing where I’m trying to figure out what to do outside of football, what to do with your money and he was one of the speakers that was there — on his private jet FaceTiming us.”
Having one’s number retired for a legendary franchise like the Giants is a huge honor. So is becoming one of the first handful of civilians to take a flight in space. Michael Strahan continues to live one of the most interesting lives of anybody ever, and fans are happy to share it with him!
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