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Finally a gorgeous football player I can make a whole gallery for without talking much about football. Football is sooo boring. But I don't have to yack about it. Because 6'5" Michael Strahan doesn't do that any more.  That will save him a lot of concussions.  This 6'5" retired pro NFL football player now acts in movies and hosts TV talk shows.  Much less dangerous.

Michael Strahan (born 1971) is a retired American football defensive end who spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Strahan set a record for the most sacks in a season in 2001, and won a Super Bowl in his final season in 2007. After retiring from the NFL, Strahan became a media personality. He is currently a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday, and also serves as co-host on the syndicated morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael (with fellow co-host Kelly Ripa). Additionally, he is currently a regular contributor on the ABC morning television show Good Morning America. He starred in and produced the short-lived Fox sitcom Brothers and appeared as host for Pros vs. Joes alongside fellow Fox football analyst Jay Glazer. On February 1, 2014, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In the 2001 season, Strahan set the NFL record for sacks in a single season with 22.5, the highest tally since it was made an official statistic in 1982, breaking New York Jets' Mark Gastineau's total of 22. In the final game of the season on January 6, 2002, with Strahan coming free, Packers quarterback Brett Favre slid down and Strahan fell on top of Favre for an easy sack. After the play, during the ensuing celebration, many of the Giants' defensive players patted Favre on the helmet. At least one observer accused Favre of deliberately falling to ensure that Strahan would get the record. However, Packers right tackle Mark Tauscher claimed it was just a bad play and "we wanted to avoid that sack." New York Times columnist Mike Freeman wrote, "Yes, Mr. Favre, Strahan deserves the record, but please, handing it to him the way you did, as if you were throwing change into a Salvation Army bucket, is the kind of mistake Favre may never live down."

On June 9, 2008, Strahan retired from the NFL. He told Jay Glazer of "It's time, I'm done." Apparently he was tired of getting endlessly konked in the head.  Strahan retired with a 2008 Super Bowl Title (his last game), 141.5 career sacks, 854 career tackles, 4 career interceptions, 24 forced fumbles and 3 career touchdowns in 200 games over a 15-year career (through 2007 season). He was also named to the Pro Bowl roster seven times. On February 2, 2013, Strahan failed to get voted into The Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2013 was his first year of eligibility. Super Bowl XLVIII, played in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was dedicated to Strahan upon his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Strahan performed the ceremonial coin toss, accompanied by the other members of that year's PFHOF class. Strahan also commented on the trophy presentation for Fox, since Terry Bradshaw (who had commented on the trophy presentations for Fox's previous Super Bowl broadcasts) was mourning the death of his father. On November 3, 2014, he was presented his Hall of Fame ring at halftime of the New York Giants-Indianapolis Colts game by the Giants. In attendance were 100 former Giants players as well as former teammates of Strahan's.

Like all too many wealthy celebrities Michael was involved in a spectacularly lousy divorce.  This is ironic since he is a vocal supporter of same sex marriage.

  In 1999, he married Jean Muggli of North Dakota after meeting at a Manhattan spa. They have twin daughters, Sophia and Isabella Strahan (b. 2004). They divorced acrimoniously in 2006. In January 2007 Judge James B. Cooney awarded Muggli $15 million in a divorce settlement in addition to $18,000 monthly child support.  $18,000 per month in child support?  Did she give birth to an entire elementary school?  Who in the world could possibly spend that much money on raising kids in one month?   In her testimony, Muggli claimed that their (at the time 20-month-old) daughters liked "to be accessorized", and that "Isabella doesn't like to leave the house without a purse" and that the children's preferences justified her spending $22,500 on photo shoots, $27,000 on clothing, and $1,700 for sign language classes. (Neither daughter is hearing impaired.) With this being more than half of his $22 million in assets, Strahan appealed. In March 2007, divorce judge Cooney ordered the mansion to be auctioned and the sales money split evenly with Jean; the house is valued at $3.6 million.

It sounds like this pro athlete naively married a gold digger. Gosh does that ever happen?

On October 1, 2010, Strahan co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly with Kelly Ripa for the first time when no talent insufferable twit Regis Philbin was absent for that show. Regis left in November 2011, leaving an empty spot. After twenty guest appearances over two years, Strahan was selected as Kelly Ripa's new co-host on September 4, 2012, marking his first official day on the rechristened syndicated talk show, Live! with Kelly and Michael. Ratings instantly surged, impressively generating year-over-year time slot gains across all key demographics, towering over its nearest competition, the fourth hour of NBC's Today Show, by 87 percent.

Michael Strahan is the co-host of LIVE with Kelly and Michael. On his show he also talks about being on the set of his new movie Magic Mike XXL.  I guess that is like getting two paychecks at once or some special kind of cross promotion.  The movie opened in July 2015 and got generally good reviews. 


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