The last couple of days have been kind of annoying when it comes to the Super Bowl media hype. Guys having multiple microphones shoved in their faces being asked ridiculous questions, and their answers are being turned into pseudo-declarations of war. It’s all very silly, if you ask me.
Anyway, here’s something we should take a moment and ponder–is next Sunday’s game the last one Michael Strahan will ever play? Of course, like this story says, it would be wonderful if he can walk off the field for the last time a champion like John Elway and Jerome Bettis but, then again, those guys weren’t going up against an undefeated juggernaut, either.
Strahan hasn’t come out and definitely said that this would be it, but he is 36 years old and playing a position (defensive end) that causes you to get hit on every single play. Sooner or later, your body will just say “Enough!” and that will be that.
Plus, he missed all of training camp last year, and what will make us think that he’ll report to camp this summer if he decides to play again? I seriously don’t believe Coach Coughlin will put up with that circus again, so the organization may force Strahan to make a decision a few weeks after the game as to whether he’ll be coming back or not.
Obviously, if Big Blue wins, it would seem likely that Strahan will call it quits. If they lose, who knows?