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Dear God No: Michael Strahan A Possible Candidate To Replace Regis Philbin

In one of the more bizarre rumors of recent memory, word on the street – initially loaded into the rumor mill by one of Michael Strahan’s close associates, mind you – has the former New York Giants defensive lineman and current talking head on FOX’s NFL pregame show emerging as a possible replacement for the soon-to-be retired Regis Philbin on the syndicated morning talk show, Live! with Regis & Kelly. What the fungus?

Via Pro Football Talk:

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.

Sure, if Strahan was indeed a candidate, Salgado would know. On the other hand, perhaps this Salgado fellow is simply trying to generate some buzz and by starting the rumor. It’s a classic chicken or the egg dilemma – which came first? The possible candidacy of Strahan as a replacement or Strahan’s associate throwing his buddy’s name out there? Either way, in keeping with the “Chicken or the Egg” scenario, one thing is certain: both could easily fit in between the massive gap between Strahan’s teeth.

One last question: if this rumor does have some level of legitimacy to it, haven’t Live! with Regis & Kelly‘s producers ever seen Strahan’s short-lived sitcom, Brothers? Methinks viewing one episode of that train wreck would put the kibosh on any possibility of Strahan slipping into Philbin’s seat. In the end, I suppose whether or not this actually happens doesn’t really matter. It’s not like Strahan’s presence on the show would cause me watch it any more often than I do right now, which is not at all.

Strahan could be a candidate to replace Regis [Pro Football Talk]