The two are currently engaged in a verbal sparring match, stemming from a couple days ago when Sapp suggested Strahan wasn’t on the level of the other players up for induction in this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Strahan responded by calling Sapp a “coward”, and off we went.
Wednesday on a special Schein on Sports, live from Radio Row, Adam Schein asked Sapp about the war of words.
“Listen, he went a whole different direction this morning with the ‘coward.’ Because I’ve been called a lot of things, but that’s not one of them,” Sapp said. “What I was asked about was the Hall of Fame Class of 2014. And I look up and I see Walter Jones, Derrick Brooks, Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy. Four, first-time finalists. You have anything wrong with those four?”
Schein said he didn’t.
“That’s what I said. And the resumes that they bring to the table are better than Michael’s,” Sapp continued. “That’s all I said. So if Michael’s the fifth guy, then that’s fine. But those four?”
Sapp then dropped his Hall of Fame ring on the broadcast table.
“I got one, so I get to say what I think of the class,” Sapp said. “I don’t think I did anything personal to him, I just was talking about the man’s resume. Four straight Pro Bowls and whatever else he has. And the ‘mythical sack record’ – I did say that. But I’ve been saying that since Day One […] That’s why I’m wondering why such venom from him. This is the same thing. There’s no change in me. I’m not the flip-flopper. I don’t get along just to get along. I love facts, and your resume don’t stack.”
Sapp was also critical of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman‘s actions following his NFC Championship victory.
“That ain’t what you do here, come on,” Sapp said, referring to Sherman patting Michael Crabtree on the rear-end. “After I lost the 1999 championship game, I beelined it to the locker room. […] It ain’t about sportsmanship or anything like that, you just got the prize taken out from in front of you, and the last thing you wanna do is have a dude – that told you, ‘No love found, no love lost, we ain’t shaking hands’ – come up to you talking about shaking your hand.”