Times links
Devil Rays
Arena football
High school
2006 schedule
home of the infamous Armchair QB board.
Get Bucs, Rays or Lightning news from the Times sent daily via e-mail.
How well do you think you know your favorite team?
Fan info

printer version

Giants' Strahan lashes out at Sapp

Compiled from Times wires
© St. Petersburg Times
published August 4, 2002

Single-season sack champ Michael Strahan has heard about Warren Sapp's reaction to his record, and he has an unkind response for the Bucs defensive tackle.

Asked by the Orlando Sentinel about Strahan's 22 1/2 sacks last season, Sapp responded, "Asterisk." The answer referred to the record-breaker coming when Brett Favre appeared to fall at Strahan's feet with time running out in the Giants' final game.

"He'll see me to my face and he'll be nice, but Warren is a jackass," Strahan told New York's Daily News. "So get out of the first round of the playoffs, then you can talk to me."

Strahan has chafed at the suggestion the Packers quarterback handed him the record, and was especially upset to hear it from Sapp.

"I just hope that Warren would realize he needs to worry about getting better because he's talked about going to the Super Bowl for eight or nine years and he has yet to see one. I've seen one. He can talk about getting the sack record. He didn't come close. ... You know what? Stop talking and maybe just do it, and worry about what he's got going on with his team -- before I pull out the film of those guys playing the Eagles in the playoffs where he shut it down on national TV. I'm sick of a guy who ain't even the best defensive tackle in the league talking about (me)."

Coming off a 16 1/2-sack season in 2000, Sapp boasted last summer he would make a run at Mark Gastineau's record of 22. But Sapp played with a tear in the rotator cuff of his left shoulder, an injury sustained in the preseason, and had six sacks.

"Last year when I was getting sacks and Warren Sapp didn't have any, he said, "Uh, if I was only getting single-teamed as much as Michael Strahan,' " Strahan said. "He's always got excuses. You know what? Jealousy sure is something that's hard to get over. ... I don't know, maybe Warren Sapp wishes he was me."

Back to the Bucs
Today's lineup

  • Roman knows
  • Brown is here to compete
  • McKay is not bothered by Ray Lewis' new deal
  • Giants' Strahan lashes out at Sapp
  • Lott's LB son rookie standout
  • Southern Fryed

  • Gary Shelton
  • Finally, youth is conserved

  • Rays
  • Injection of speed helps Rays win
  • Abernathy's slump puts him on bench
  • Rays tales
  • Reducing payroll or maintaining budget?

  • Other sports

  • Home cooking warms Gordon
  • Jarrett, Harvick top IROC at Brickyard
  • Stewart fast with car, faster with mouth

  • College football
  • New football players (19) report to USF

  • NFL
  • Dilfer will get chance to open it up with Seattle

  • Storm
  • Storm allows lead, season to slip away

  • Baseball
  • Indians' trades could portend bright future
  • Mariner DH ties mark with three sacrifice flies

  • Preps
  • Lyons' busy summer now includes a victory
  • Game is team's focus, not protest

  • Outdoors
  • Sunshine Skyway piers hold attention of pompano anglers
  • Daily fishing report

  • Letters
  • Sapp continues to show he is all talk, no action
  • Back to Top

    © 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
    490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111


    On The Wire
  • Report: UK police officer loses Olympics documents
  • Jayhawks send Baylor to first loss of season
  • No. 1 Syracuse at 20-0 after 71-63 win over Pitt
  • Fisher's late 3 pushes Lakers past Mavericks 73-70
  • Westbrook's 3s lead Thunder past Celtics 97-88
  • Djokovic, Williams into Australian Open 2nd round
  • Tebow has earned starting status in 2012
  • Filly Havre de Grace wins Horse of the Year
  • Crosby to meet with specialist as symptoms linger
  • AP Top 25: Syracuse stays on top for 6th week