Michael Strahan has a tell-all book about his NFL experience that will be released in August, and Page Six has a disturbing excerpt today:
"You want to be an NFL star? [Editor's note: Yeah, kinda.] You want to stand in my shoes?," the Giants' defensive end writes in "Inside the Helmet," out this August from Gotham Books. "Let's say one day I came to you and offered you a million dollars to let me take a huge hunting knife and wear down the blade until it was rusty and really dull. Then, when it's really dull and nasty, I would stick it into a pit of burning coals until the blade was white-hot. Finally, I would pull that sucker out of the flames and stab you over and over and over again. Take that blade and stab you in the ankles, your feet and your wrists. Not just stick it in but turn that rusty old knife and twist it when it's sunk deep into your knees or shoulders… That is the reality of my NFL."
Um. Wow. Rage issues much? Anyone else think he might have written this in the middle of his divorce?
Full disclosure: Strahan and I are both represented by the same literary agent. Not that that really matters until I finish my goddam book proposal, but whatever. You should definitely buy Strahan's book when it comes out.