Michael Strahan Reveals What He ‘Misses’ From NFL Days

by Halle Ames
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Everyone misses being able to travel due to the pandemic, but Michael Strahan gets nostalgic on social media as he remembers traveling during his NFL days. 

TV host and former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan took to Instagram and Twitter last night to share a clip of his time with the NFL. The twenty-two-second video shows the defensive captain pumping up his team, the New York Giants, prior to their games. He coined the slogan for the team, “Stomp You Out.”

“That it doesn’t matter who we play,” yells Strahan. “They just happen to be the team that’s in the way. Now, what do we say when we travel? We are a traveling a** kicking show! We are from New York, we traveled around the country, we travel the world! Stomp them out, Stomp them out! STOMP, STOMP, STOMP, STOMP, STOMP THEM OUT!”

The now 49-year-old man made a nostalgic comment about his old team. 

“I miss traveling the country to STOMP THEM OUT!!! @Giants #tbt #NoQBWantedToFaceUs

Michael Strahan Pro Career

Michael Strahan was born in Houston, Texas. After attending college at Texas Southern University, he was drafted by the New York Giants in 1993. He only played in six games his rookie season due to injuries. In 1997, Strahan had a breakout season recording 14 sacks and made it into his first Pro Bowl as well as First-Team All-Pro. 

By 2000 the Giants made it to Super Bowl XXXV but were defeated 34 to 7 by the Baltimore Ravens. And by 2007, Strahan beat the franchise record for the number of sacks with 133.5 and led his team to a Super Bowl win.

In June of 2008, he retired from the NFL, saying, “It’s time, I’m done.” Years later, in 2014, Strahan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.