Former Giants’ defensive end Michael Strahan is reportedly on the short list to take over for Regis Philbin on the popular morning program “LIVE!” If Strahan is chosen, it wouldn’t be his first entrance into the cultural limelight — he starred on the forgettable FOX sitcom “Brothers” in 2009.
He isn’t the first former athlete to leave the game behind in hopes of distinguishing himself as an actor or TV host. Here’s a look back at five recent ex-pros who have reemerged in the media and entertai
During its illustrious history, the Olympics has been a hotbed for controversy. It can be countries pulling out in some form of protest, the IOC banning athletes or competitors who will cause a storm of controversy.
The eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings made history with their victory against the New Jersey Devils becoming the lowest seed ever to win a Stanley Cup. Previously, the title was held by the 1995 Devils, who won as a fifth seed.
Mets’ fan Rafael Diaz just couldn’t help himself on Saturday night as he watched his beloved Nw York Mets celebrate their first-ever no-hitter on the field. Diaz leaped from the stands and joined the frenzy between the mound and home plate, and promptly got tackled and tased by team security.
“I was overcome with emotion, just being a die-hard Mets fan,” the 32-year-old Diaz explained after spening two nights behind bars. “I couldn’t help myself,” Diaz said. “I just wanted to be on the mound celebrating the no-hitter,” he added.
Cincinnati Reds’ fan Caleb Lloyd accomplished something astounding on Monday night at Great American Ball Park — He caught two consecutive home run balls off of back-to-back at-bats during the Reds’ win over the Braves.
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