Michael Strahan wonders why Giants waited to retire jersey: 'I would have expected it a little bit sooner'

星期日, 的 巨人 will finally retire his No. 92, leaving Strahan wondering why he wasn’t honored sooner.

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Defensive end Michael Strahan of the New York Giants celebrates a sack of quarterback Craig Krenzel of the Chicago Bears on Nov. 7, 2004, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, 新泽西州.

Defensive end Michael Strahan of the New York Giants celebrates a sack of quarterback Craig Krenzel of the Chicago Bears on Nov. 7, 2004, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, 新泽西州. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

All of the things that I did with the Giants, I would have expected it a little bit sooner, but it’s still an honor,” he told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “Things come in the time in which they’re meant to come and not at the time in which you want them to come, 有时. That’s the way I’m looking at it. I don’t want it to look as if I’m ungrateful or I’m not honored by it, because I truly am. I probably would’ve expected it to come a little bit sooner than it did.

The MetLife Stadium ceremony will take place in the middle of the Giants taking on the 费城老鹰队. He’s expecting Eagles fans to be in attendance.

“所以, if they boo, it’s an honor for me that they’re booing. I’ll take it as that. I always loved playing the Philadelphia Eagles. They were always good for a few sacks a game,” 他说.

Michael Strahan (92) of the New York Giants tosses Trent Green (10) of the Kansas City Chiefs to the ground on Aug. 13, 2004, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, 新泽西州.

Michael Strahan (92) of the New York Giants tosses Trent Green (10) of the Kansas City Chiefs to the ground on Aug. 13, 2004, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, 新泽西州. (中号. David Leeds/Getty Images)

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In his post-retirement, Strahan has become one of the hardestworking men in media. He has a spot as a pregame analyst for FOX and is an anchor for “早安美国” on ABC, not to mention the Emmys he won when he was doing “生活! With Kelly and Michaelwhile hosting “的 $ 100,000 Pyramidgame show and having plans to fly on a Jeff Bezos spaceship.

Above all else, 虽然, he admitted he still watches the Giants.

This Jan. 19, 2020, file photo shows Michael Strahan before the NFL NFC Championship football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, 加利福尼亚州.

This Jan. 19, 2020, file photo shows Michael Strahan before the NFL NFC Championship football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, 加利福尼亚州. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, 文件)

Do I watch every game as if I am still playing and the biggest fan of the Giants? 绝对地,” 他说. “Do I get frustrated like every other fan out there? 绝对地. Do I look at it and think that I could get off my couch sometimes and go play and help the team? 绝对。”

The Giants will hope to pick up a victory after a blowout loss to the 坦帕湾海盗, which led to the firing of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

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