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Strahan could be a candidate to replace Regis

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As Regis Philbin moves closer to retirement, an unlikely name has emerged as a potential replacement.

Michael Strahan.

Strahan’s close friend, Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado of Coastal Advisors, posted a message on Twitter over the weekend claiming that Strahan is a candidate.  If Strahan truly is a candidate, Salgado would know.

Salgado’s tweet was “re-tweeted” by Bob Glauber of Newsday, but the news has not crept into the mainstream, yet.

Strahan retired from the NFL after the 2007 season, and he has since worked for FOX NFL Sunday.  He also starred in a short-lived sitcom.  (The failure of FOX’s Brothers had far less to do with Strahan’s acting than with the quality of the writing.)

It’s unknown whether Strahan would continue to work for FOX during the football season, and whether Jay Glazer would appear on the show promoting a coffee table workout book about working out with coffee tables.

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14 Responses to “Strahan could be a candidate to replace Regis”
  1. jc1958cool says: Feb 15, 2011 7:34 AM

    strahan next to kelly, is like goliath next to david!! lol

  2. chapnastier says: Feb 15, 2011 7:35 AM

    Why would anyone watch Strahan? Was Tiki busy or something?

  3. jharmon64 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:13 AM

    He just doesn’t have the screen presence.

  4. tcostant says: Feb 15, 2011 8:26 AM

    While yucking it up on the Fox pre-game show may make him likeable, lets not forget that this is the guy who spied (peeped) on his sister-in-law while she dresssed. I’m not sure that blends with Regies target veiwers…

  5. dolfan34 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:42 AM

    This would be a TERRIBLE hire. Can you see America warming up to this guy? What would they talk about all the time?…..the way this guy mistreated his ex-wife? Their bitter divorce? How he wasn’t the most popular guy on the Giants?

    I just couldn’t see there being good chemistry between him and Kelly. This would doom the show for sure.

  6. richm2256 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:45 AM

    My “good friend” can tweet that I’m being considered to replace Regis as well …… doesn’t mean it’s legit.

    Seriously, replace Regis Philbin with Michael Strahan?????


    The next interesting thing Strahan says will be his first.

  7. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Feb 15, 2011 9:25 AM

    That will just rip Tiki up inside. LOL.

  8. jbl429 says: Feb 15, 2011 9:28 AM

    why is someone re-tweeting news? They guy thought it was interesting and re-posted a message. That doesn’t count towards the validity of the original message.

  9. krow101 says: Feb 15, 2011 12:02 PM

    Anyone who believes this… contact me quick… I have a bridge for sale.

  10. henryd3rd says: Feb 15, 2011 1:17 PM

    Michael is a good as anyone else out there unless Brian Gumble decides to leave “Real Sports” and do that type of work again.

  11. brintfatre says: Feb 15, 2011 1:35 PM

    They should hire Rex Ryan’s wife’s feet to co-host the show…

  12. sommerday says: Feb 15, 2011 2:40 PM

    Michael thinks quick on his feet.
    He had many interesting takes on BDSS.
    Especially after BDSS, you could see he had talent waiting to be used well.
    He doesn’t come across as the usual jock. Arnold S. said his talent was in not taking anything serious – which is what Michael comes across as.
    I would disregard anything that his ex-wife/d.bag lawyer brought up – even she admitted she didn’t tell the truth (a lawyer not tell the truth? naahhh! ).

  13. otistaylor89 says: Feb 15, 2011 2:58 PM

    I just Tweeted myself that it will be Rich Eisen replacing Regis.

    (Of course, I don’t have an account with Twitter, but it sounds better than the Strahan story, eh?)

  14. pargolf47 says: Mar 20, 2011 10:56 PM

    Salgado’s an idiot! Using other people’s fortunes to buy business, personal relationships and adding to his already huge physique. Let the Pro’s handle this one Big Daddy!

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