It's been five long years since Jon Runyan last stepped foot on the field, having retired in 2009 and been elected to Congress in 2010. But that hasn't stopped his long-standing feud with retired New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan from burning deep. And as Strahan awaits induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Runyan continues to perfect his craft as a lying politician … all while continuing to take potshots at Strahan.
"Yeah, cause I'm sure we lost the same amount of weight," Runyan said when asked by TMZ Sports if he could still take Strahan.
As many politicians often do, Runyan must be suffering from selective amnesia as he's clearly misremembering his battles with Strahan. In fact, there was never a moment in which Runyan could "take" Strahan despite being signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000 to do exactly that.
In their first five meetings, Strahan collected eight sacks while matched up with Runyan. By the time he called it a career following the 2007 season, Strahan had collected 14.5 sacks in 15 games against the one-time All Pro. In other words, Strahan dominated Runyan from start to finish and there was never any in between.
Still, when asked about Strahan, the best Runyan could muster up was that the gap-toothed wonder was good at "running his mouth."
Well, apparently that makes two of them then. It's nice to see Runyan fitting into his role as a Congressman so perfectly.
Of course, if he'd like to share any of those sentiments with Strahan, he can book a plane ticket to Canton, Ohio, where Strahan will officially be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this month.
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