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Warren Sapp thought Strahan would beat him to Hall of Fame

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07:15 PM ET 02.06 | The Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have two former players in the Hall of Fame but if you ask the newest member, there was more drama about the induction than we all think. Warren Sapp appeared on WDAE in Tampa to discuss how he thought Michael Strahan, a man he dubbed a "media darling," was going to get the induction this season over him. Sapp himself appears in the media frequently as an analyst on NFL Network, in addition to the numerous other appearances on talk shows and game shows he makes. But what Sapp might be referring to is the fact that Strahan was never really feared as a defensive lineman. While Sapp has always been a guy that will knock you down and then mock you, Strahan has the reputation nowadays of a guy that would cuddle you into a sack rather than throw you to the turf. Even in his playing days, Strahan was always recognized as an elite player but he was never feared the way some defensive lineman are.

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Warren Sapp, Getty Images/Christian Petersen Warren Sapp, Getty Images/Christian Petersen
February 6, 2013  10:31 PM ET

Warren looks like he thinks the HOF induction comes with a monetary reward.

February 7, 2013  02:21 AM ET

Sapp and Strahan were feared equally during a game. It's just that people knew Sapp would deliver an out-of-bounds or after the whistle cheap shot to instill fear. I got no problem with him making the hall, but he couldn't hold John Randle's jock as far as interior linemen go.

February 7, 2013  06:49 AM ET
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Warren looks like he thinks the HOF induction comes with a monetary reward.

Maybe he thought his bankruptcy problems were solved!

February 7, 2013  07:15 AM ET
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Warren looks like he thinks the HOF induction comes with a monetary reward.

I think it does...

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February 7, 2013  07:47 AM ET

Strahan always seemed like he was trying to "entertain" you while Sapp just wanted to beat the s*** out of you. I think the latter is more hall worthy.

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February 7, 2013  07:50 AM ET
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Strahan could easily make the hall, if Ripa wasn't clutching so tightly on his D***

+1

Voters don't like Jungle Fever. You have to get in first.

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February 7, 2013  07:52 AM ET
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To the tune of 250,000 a year and its also the reason why OJ is still collecting approximately 25k a month, which is untouchable and infuriated the Goldman family because they couldn't get any of it. Apple!

Apple!

February 7, 2013  07:57 AM ET
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Warren looks like he thinks the HOF induction comes with a monetary reward.

He certainly hopes so LCB... As does his bankruptcy judge.

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February 7, 2013  08:00 AM ET

Warren Sapp deserved to go in as a first time inductee, he gave it everything he had everytime he played, too bad he didnt play for my Giants!!!

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