Michael Strahan hopes to ‘eventually make it in’ the Hall of Fame

Although many were shocked Michael Strahan didn’t make it in the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame, he says it’s no big deal – but he hopes next year will be the year.

Strahan, who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants and holds the record in the NFL for the most sacks in a single season, told Newsday he wasn’t disappointed and instead he’ll just look forward to next year’s voting.

“I’m honored to be in the top 10, and I look at it like I’ll get in eventually,” Strahan said. “I’m blessed. I have so many things going on right now, so this is just a delayed blessing. It’ll eventually happen.”

He also added that next year would be perfect timing for him to get elected in, as the voting is set to be one day before the Super Bowl XLVIII is played in New York at Met Life Stadium.

“Hopefully, it comes around next year, which would be incredible to happen in New York,” he said. “It would be awesome. If not, I’ll just keep moving on.”

Strahan also took to his Twitter to make light of the situation. He posted a message saying, “I didn’t make the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year but I did win the DirecTV Beach Bowl MVP!”

He also congratulated the members, which included Bill Parcells, Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Cris Carter and Warren Sapp and told them to “enjoy the well-deserved honor.”

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