Michael Strahan responds to Warren Sapp's criticisms

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Ex-Giant Michael Strahan (right) is one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

Michael Strahan and Warren Sapp have experienced friendlier times. (Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan says he doesn't care what Warren Sapp had to say about him not belonging in the Hall of Fame.

Sapp said earlier Tuesday that Strahan's resume doesn't stack up against others who are eligible for the Hall this year.

"Football was part of my life, but it is not my entire life," Strahan said, via ESPN.com. "So for some guys, maybe that's their entire life and that's all they have to hold onto. Playing football, sacking quarterbacks, that was part of my life, and I did it and I moved on. The tiger does not pay attention to the opinion of the sheep."

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Strahan has become a media personality since retiring from the New York Giants after the team won the Super Bowl in 2008.

"I am. I'm all hype," Strahan said. "I lasted 15 years, all hype. I had 141.5 career sacks, all hype. I was always a starter. I played left end, and that made me get sacks. My coaches kept putting me in the game because they felt it gave us the best chance to win, and that was all hype."