Warren Sapp gets personal with Michael Strahan, challenges him to fight
The issues between Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan continued a day after they traded shots.
The beef began when Sapp was asked Tuesday whether he felt Strahan would get into the Hall of Fame this year. Sapp said he felt Strahan’s resume comes up short. But he wasn’t just offering his opinion, he went extra hard by talking about Strahan’s “mythical sack record” and lack of consecutive Pro Bowls.
Strahan responded later in the day and didn’t understand Sapp’s issue with him. He also said Sapp was going about it like a “coward,” saying that Sapp should speak with him if he has an issue.
On Wednesday, Sapp clarified that he views Strahan as a Hall of Famer, just not this year because of the competition in the class. Still, he took some more shots at Strahan.
“It was about his resume; I wasn’t talking about the man. But the sheep and the lion and all that? I don’t understand. He still can’t rush that right end. Three years, 12 sacks!” Sapp told Newsday Wednesday.
And just when he was saying his criticism of Strahan was not personal but strictly football-based, he got personal.
“I was just talking about his resume,” Sapp told Jim Rome. “I didn’t say anything about his gap tooth or his S words or his F words that I don’t understand. What the hell he is saying? So if he wants to go personal we can go personal, but I was just stacking his resume against the class.”
Sapp was also upset with Strahan for calling him a coward and then challenged the former Giants defensive lineman to a fight.
“Pick the spot and I’ll come see you and you can have a dose of it,” Sapp told Rome. “If you think that’s what it is, pick the spot and I’ll come see you.”
Yes, this is definitely personal. I don’t care what Sapp says — he definitely has an issue with Strahan.