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H. Tiemann Jr. 01-07-2002 06:22 PM

Favre/Strahan Issue
After seeing the G-Men/Pack game yesterday, what do you think of the sack Strahan got on Favre with 2 1/2 mins left in the game?

Marc 01-08-2002 07:36 PM

I think it was a combination of Favre seeing the cirumstances and this probably Strahan's last chance and also Strahan being in the right place at the right time. I really don't care if Favre flopped for Strahan, who is his offseason friend, it was a class act by he and the Packers.

Here is a recent published SC article on the issue:

The End of the Story

Giants defensive lineman Michael Strahan not-so-quietly broke the single-season sack record in the Giants' Week 17 loss to the Packers. SC's Andrew Kulp wants to know why the heck is this such a big deal? One play seemed to be the biggest controversy in the NFL's final week of regular season play. However, this sack was about as important as a game between the Lions and Panthers would have been.

H. Tiemann Jr. 01-09-2002 09:54 PM

Here is an article I just received from

I've been asked my thoughts on the debacle called the "Sack Record" that's
now owned by DE Michael Strahan. I can't wait for the record to be broken
because Michael Strahan who is a very nice guy and someone who should have
EARNED it DID NOT! All indications point to the sack being given to him.
My opinion is that it was. After watching it and looking at how the play
was set up, etc. There really is no other answer. The bootleg call is
idiotic because with a 9-point lead, why are you going to risk your star
QB. The player that will take you to the Promised Land? No way would any
coach make that call.

Whether it's the most ardent Giants fan or not, no one can say that sack
was earned because it was not. It was given to Strahan. That's what irks
me. Everyone was pulling for Strahan to get it because of the type of guy
he is. It would have been great and very deserving to the player that was
a one-man wrecking crew this year. However, QB Brett Favre -- who was
GIVEN his last MVP along with a more deserving RB Barry Sanders (the MVP
should not have been shared by the two players) -- felt like the writers
did that year and gave the sack to Strahan.

That's what makes this so disgraceful. To see someone as good as Strahan
being given the sack record is a shame. Sure, he'll have his name in the
yearbooks for some years but he'll never truly be able to enjoy it. When
talked about both on a personal one-on-one level with friends or covered
in the national spotlight, the question of the record being given to
Strahan will always come up. That's the true shame in all this. The
perception by nearly everyone in America is that the record was given.
Strahan holds a tarnished record and he is one of the more deserving
players who we all wanted to see break the record. That's what makes this
an even worse situation.

**My thoughts exactly**


Anthony 01-10-2002 07:29 AM

I've got the perfect remedy for this situation: At the beginning of next season, every week Strahan gets traded to whoever is playing the Eagles that weekend. Going head-to-head against Jon Runyan every week, he'll have his own record broken by the time they reach the trading deadline!

Nate 01-10-2002 10:47 AM

Awesome plan, Anthony! :D Don't know how well that would work, though. :)

Anthony 01-11-2002 03:51 AM

In two games against Runyan this year Strahan had 5 1/2 sacks, which would put him on pace for 44 in a 16-game season - nearly doubling the record he just set!

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