Producer: Maggie Burbank
More than four years after he stopped chasing down quarterbacks for the New York Giants as a Hall-of-Fame caliber defensive end, Michael Strahan has found a new day job. The former Defensive Player of the Year is the new co-host of "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" in New York City, but still manages to spend his Sundays in Los Angeles analyzing the NFL on FOX. Host Bryant Gumbel meets with the 40-year-old to find out how he is adjusting to his new high-profile role while continuing as an engaging NFL studio analyst. Despite a nasty public divorce during his playing days, Strahan has since maintained a clean public image and was selected by ABC to replace Regis Philbin after featuring almost 60 guest hosts in their search for a new co-host for Kelly Ripa. In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration, Gumbel takes HBO's cameras behind the scenes as Strahan prepares for "LIVE" and makes the transition from football to pop culture, where ratings trump sacks.