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Giants legend Michael Strahan’s savage response to ‘long’ jersey retirement

Giants, Michael Strahan

Former defensive end Michael Strahan made a name for himself in the NFL for his savage takedowns of opposing quarterbacks. Apparently, his pass-rushing prowess has earned him some leeway within the Giants organization, as he fired a savage response to his upcoming jersey retirement ceremony.

That is just classic Michael Strahan. Strahan called it a huge honor, mentioned the Super Bowl trophy he helped the organization hoist, then poked a little fun at the Giants with his what-took-so-long remark.

Strahan does have a point. The man posted six double-digit sack seasons in a Giants uniform, set the NFL record for most sacks in the season with 22.5 in 2001, and was a pivotal player on and off the field in New York’s quest for the Lombardi Trophy in 2007.

Strahan has earned the right to poke a little fun at the Giants. He even had time to do a little old-fashioned trolling of his old rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, who will take on New York at MetLife Stadium this Sunday, with Strahan set to have his jersey retired during halftime.

Not a Giants fan or anything, just asking for a friend here, but is there anyway Michael Strahan can slip on Giants blue one more time for New York on Sunday against the Eagles? Strahan with a chip on his shoulder out to prove that his jersey should have been retired sooner could be a worthy ally for the Giants in a key divisional matchup.

In all seriousness, congratulations to Michael Strahan on an amazing career with the New York Giants.