Michael Strahan may have been a snub for the Pro Football Hall of Fame a year ago, but it hasn't changed his outlook on things. During what should otherwise be a tense time as he awaits his historical fate, the retired New York Giants defensive end says it's not something he gives too much thought to because, ultimately, it's not something he can control.
“To be honest with you, I haven’t really thought about it. Only time I ever really think about it is when somebody brings it up. I have so much on my plate I don’t really wake up and go, ‘Hall of Fame voting is getting closer and closer,’” Strahan said during a Super Bowl conference call.
“I’m sure that will be a lot [of talk] next week. It’s one of those things you have no control over. So you just sit back and hope it happens because it’s an incredible honor to be recognized as one of the best players to ever play the game."
Strahan's even-keeled stance on the Hall of Fame is nothing new. Even after being snubbed a year ago, Strahan took it in stride, calling it a "delayed blessing." Even amidst an unprovoked onslaught courtesy of the much less deserving Warren Sapp, Strahan didn't bat an eye, knowing his years of dominance would eventually pay off with eternal enshrinement.
“I love you all and I hope I eventually make it in. I look at it as a delayed blessing and I have many now," Strahan tweeted at the time.
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