FORMER GIANTS DEFENSIVE END
He just finished his first season as a member of the Fox NFL Sunday pregame crew.
Dan Patrick: Do you miss football?
Michael Strahan: Right now? No. I miss it when it's warm out. [Laughs.]
DP: Why would Brett Favre even entertain the idea of returning?
MS: I have no idea, man. It's time. I don't think he's going to be back with the Jets. It's a shame. Here's a guy who's one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, and now it's like, O.K., get out. And that's what I wanted to avoid. You don't want them to kick you out. You want to leave on your terms.
DP: People don't always like parity, but don't you like going into the season knowing that everybody has a chance to get to the playoffs?
MS: That's fair to the players, fair to the fans. The Cardinals' story this year is more amazing than the Giants' last year. I would love to pick them for the Super Bowl. But all logic is telling you to go the other way.
DP: Don't be afraid. I picked the Giants to beat the Patriots. If you guys hadn't faced them in the final regular-season game, would you have beaten them in the Super Bowl?
MS: It would have been doubtful. We went into the Super Bowl with complete confidence that we could win because we were familiar with them. Had we not had that experience, we would have gone in like most teams, thinking they're unbeatable, and probably would have been overwhelmed from the beginning.