Michael Anthony Strahan is a former National Football League defensive end who spent his entire 14-year career playing with the New York Giants where he set the record for the most sacks in a single game. He moved into broadcasting after retiring from football in 2008 and surprised no one when he became a TV natural for pre game football chatter.
When his name surfaced as a possible morning talk show replacement for Regis Philbin it seemed to be too much of a stretch that no one thought of before. Now the show is called Live with Kelly & Michael and it seems to be a huge success. He is now a manly man that heads into a woman’s world by looking at the fans that line up to see that show.They are America’s housewives not their football loving husbands.
Regis left the Live show last November after a run of almost 29 years. He lives one block from the TV studio. The stupid producer Gellman couldn’t give the old guy his 30 years? In the 9 months that followed, about 60 guest hosts filled his chair. Strahan stood out from the rest because he was willing to do anything and ad libbed in the most funny ways. The fact that he is so different and probably the most unlikely choice made him all the more appealing.