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Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan
November 06, 2006
NFL GIANTS DEFENSIVE END
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November 06, 2006

Michael Strahan

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I would never want to be a sportswriter. Athletes are too difficult.

If the NFL had its way, we'd all be the same player, making the same amount of money with nothing spontaneous ever happening. The league office should loosen up and allow for more individuality.

No opponent's ever called me a name that made me want to beat him up in the tunnel after a game. My brothers are another story. They used to call me BOB, which stands for Booty on Back. They'd say, "Your butt's so big, you have to reach over your shoulder for your wallet."

I'm superstitious. If there's something on the floor, be it a newspaper or a candy wrapper, I have to walk over it backward before it moves, or put both feet on it and stand over it.

I saw one player who had been caught using steroids and figured he must have bought a discount brand over the Internet. He had the worst body on the team. I'd never seen a butt with so much cellulite.

If I could be any vegetable, it would be a zucchini. Nobody likes zucchinis, and nobody eats them. They just sit on your plate. Sure, I'd only be a vegetable, but I'd stay alive.

I wish I knew when death was coming so I could spend my money down to the last penny.

FILL IN THE BLANKS:

My secret passion: Antique shopping.

My most overused expression: "Let me tell you something...."

Most influential children's book: Charlotte's Web. Childhood idol: Herschel Walker.

Favorite movie: Braveheart.

Favorite household chore: Cooking and washing the dishes simultaneously.

Favorite dish to cook: Chicken Marsala.

Favorite cereal: Frosted Flakes.

Favorite kitchen appliance: Blender.

Opponent I most dread facing: The Grim Reaper.

Favorite actress: Meryl Streep.

Favorite item of clothing: An old, frayed pair of Binn jeans.

Favorite T-shirt: Anything with the FCUK logo (French Connection United Kingdom).

Number of cars I own: Eight.

Favorite one: 1998 Bentley coupe. It's sexy and has a big body, just like me.

Question asked most at parties: Do you really wear Right Guard?

Biggest secret (that I can reveal): I wear Secret.

Talent I most covet: Playing guitar or piano.

Favorite movie line: "I'm Maximus Meridius. Father to a slain son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance." (Gladiator)

Motto: The best way to break a bad habit is to never start it.

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