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June 21, 2006

Jean Strahan hints that Michael is gay.: His alleged partner? Dr. Ian Smith, the medical correspondent for ABC's The View. Jean Strahan told reporters that, when the marriage fell apart, "Michael moved into Ian's one-bedroom apartment. And you can say an alternative lifestyle sprouted."

"Michael Strahan is one of my best friends and needed a place to stay after he was kicked out of his own home," Smith said. "I let him sleep on my couch as any best friend would do." Bizarre....

posted by LostInDaJungle to football at 11:38 AM - 60 comments

Strange story, I for one don't believe he's gay, but with other reports that Smith was hooking up Strahan with other women, you could certainly categorize it as a strange friendship. Finally, Mr. Rich doctor doesn't have a guest bedroom? Sleeping on the couch? Strahan couldn't have gone out and gotten a hotel room?

posted by LostInDaJungle at 11:41 AM on June 21

Hell hath no fury...

posted by wingnut4life at 11:49 AM on June 21

I for one believe her. What reason would a person going through a difficult divorce have to lie?

posted by rcade at 12:09 PM on June 21

Ian Smith's website. That's one slick TV doctor.

posted by dzot at 12:10 PM on June 21

What rcade said. Messy divorces bring out the truthteller in all of us, and I'm positive Jean Strahan has only Michael's best personal and professional interests at heart here.

posted by chicobangs at 12:15 PM on June 21

I'm going to add a photo gallery to my own site. That's dead sexy.

posted by rcade at 12:27 PM on June 21

What reason would a person, married to a millionaire, going through a difficult divorce have to lie? Bold is mine.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:29 PM on June 21

what reason would a person "married to a millionaire, going through a difficult divorce have to lie?" My opinion, $$$$$$$$$$$. i don't of all their troubles but I know there was abuse stories going around in the past. When my husband beat me...I divorced him, plain and simple. But then he wasn't a millionaire. I am normally a woman' advocate but when it comes to a man (esp. atheletes) with money going thru a divorce and the wife is only famouse because of her last name, well, i for one have a hard time believing the statements made by either party. And if he is gay, so what. I will still like him as a football player.

posted by steelergirl at 12:51 PM on June 21

Isn't saying that on TV libel unless it's true? If she lied on TV about this, I would think that would work against her in the divorce proceedings.

posted by drumdance at 01:07 PM on June 21

Finally, Mr. Rich doctor doesn't have a guest bedroom? Are you crazy do you know what a 2 bedroom apartment goes for in NYC!

posted by Robb Dubbs at 01:13 PM on June 21

In terms of finding other living arrangements, crashing at someone's place makes sense. It doesn't involve signing leases or credit cards, and your host has been your partner in some of the best times of your life. You park and go. As for the likelihood of those best times becoming hot and heavy, I guess it depends on how long he was living there.

posted by jackhererra at 01:28 PM on June 21

What reason would a person going through a difficult divorce have to lie? Bitterness/anger/revenge. Regardless of whether or not her implication has merit. If it's false---the idea is out there about this big bad football player, traditionally not a topic that professional athletes handle very well. If it's true---the idea is out there and Michael will essentially be forced by the media to either cover it up or come out.

posted by captaincavegirl at 02:01 PM on June 21

what reason would a person "married to a millionaire, going through a difficult divorce have to lie?" Some people just don't get it. I think she has good reason to lie, as TBH subtley pointed out she has the potential to get a lot of money from this. She is also already obviously not happy with Strahan, and could be the kind of person who will say anything to hurt the credibility of the other person.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:19 PM on June 21

As for the likelihood of those best times becoming hot and heavy, I guess it depends on how long he was living there. Exactly how long can you stay at a buddie's house before you start wanting to queer him? Just wondering.

posted by tselson at 02:23 PM on June 21

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posted by garfield at 02:32 PM on June 21

Piss a woman off during a divorce and the gloves come off big time. Fangs and sharp claws until she gets what she wants. This isn't going to be pretty.

posted by dbt302 at 02:50 PM on June 21

Anybody else think Jean looks like Cher? The picture alone was nearly enough for me to turn gay.

posted by tron7 at 03:09 PM on June 21

Can you say " Hell hath no fury " ?? I have seen what a scorned woman is capable of so I have no reaosn to think it has ANY credibility .

posted by alvinthefirst at 03:47 PM on June 21

See? thats why there's divorce. women don't get sarcasm

posted by yankee0758 at 04:00 PM on June 21

Oh that's why? You're a regular sociologist.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:04 PM on June 21

Thanks for proving my point jersygirl

posted by yankee0758 at 04:06 PM on June 21

I think I won.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:09 PM on June 21

Every state should have no fault divorce. This crap is a waste of the courts time and tax dollars. If one party in a marriage wants out, nothing else matters. Just settle the finances and be done with it. For the record if its possible for any two guys to look gay, these two do. The doctors web site screams flamer, and Strahan does as least as much as a football player can. Not that there is anything wrong with it! With all of Strahans money most heterosexual pro athletes would be in their own bachlor pad. I can only imagine what the offensive lineman will be trash talking to him come next season.

posted by Atheist at 04:31 PM on June 21

Oh, fantastic.

posted by yerfatma at 04:39 PM on June 21

She's reckelssly screaming and crying her way towards what she hopes will be a bigger settle out of court offer from M. Strahan's attorney. Although I am left scratching my head a little when they said one bedroom. OK, he's married and his one bedroom is prolly a 2nd place to crash with the main house in the burbs. Still, if Ian makes that much bank (Rainbow Room wedding?) then you'd think the dude would spring for a 2 bedroom apt in the city.

posted by 1651 Naismith at 04:43 PM on June 21

Exactly how long can you stay at a buddie's house before you start wanting to queer him? Just wondering. Good question. Last time I checked it was right about the 26 day mark. Of course the time will vary depending on whether or not you're susceptible to catching the gay. Doing things together like listening to show tunes, taking baths or having sex will hasten the process. My roommates and I make out all the time, but oddly enough, only after a Giants game or watching The View.

posted by enfranchised at 04:56 PM on June 21

A gay athlete? so friggin what, how are his stat's.

posted by thatch at 05:16 PM on June 21

yankee0758 and jerseygirl: That was the funniest exchange I've ever read here. (I know better than to stick my neck out in this fracas.)

posted by mjkredliner at 05:19 PM on June 21

Exactly how long can you stay at a buddie's house before you start wanting to queer him? Just wondering. One week. That's MAN LAW.

posted by graymatters at 05:21 PM on June 21

Credibility scale regarding "accusations of homosexuality": ...2034. Anything Ozzie Guillen says. 2035. Anything either party says in divorce court. 2036. Anything that makes it into the New York Daily News. 2037. Anything someone flying into a blog blurts out (e.g. "Red Sox are gay!) ... I'd say this story has some issues.

posted by BullpenPro at 05:32 PM on June 21

Man Law!

posted by rcade at 05:32 PM on June 21

man alive. this is a funny thread.

posted by ninjavshippo at 05:57 PM on June 21

Was he seen at the Madonna concert with Ozzie Guillen?

posted by budman13 at 06:57 PM on June 21

2037. Anything someone flying into a blog blurts out (e.g. "Red Sox are gay!) I saw this as a username once, so it must be true. So.. We need to up the credibility on this one.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:15 PM on June 21

Piss a woman off during a divorce and the gloves come off big time. Fangs Fags and sharp claws until she gets what she wants. Fixed that for you. I buy the story. I think it also means Brett Favre is gay, considering how easily he went down to the carpet for Strahan to lay on top of him a few years ago.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:23 PM on June 21

Wait, wouldn't it be not gay for Favre to go down on carpet?

posted by mbd1 at 08:09 PM on June 21

Unless you have been in a divorce fight you have no idea. There is three kinds of money in a divorce, hers, the money that is going to be hers and the money that your going to owe her attorney. If he were to get a place of his own it would her attorney would jump all over that. After all thats money he could be paying to her. Does anyone know what her stats are? I don't recall hearing her name on ESPN. I think it also means Brett Favre is gay wfrazerjr come to Wisconsin and say that, even in jest, and you would be beaten with a brat and dunked head first into a vat of Miller.

posted by CB900 at 09:54 PM on June 21

you would be beaten with a brat and dunked head first into a vat of Miller. Beat on the bat with a baseball brat? Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh, oh. I want to live in a place where the worst punishment offered is being beaten with food and then dunked in a vat of beer. That sounds better than most of my good days. So.. We need to up the credibility on this one. Fine. 1984. Above accusations aimed at Mike Piazza, but below those aimed at Troy Aikman.

posted by BullpenPro at 11:06 PM on June 21

This just in; Strahan states "he's not gay". However when asked his opinion of the show Queer eye for the straight guy, he stated "he gives it 2 snaps up in a z formation". (thank you men on film from In Living Color)

posted by Bishop at 11:54 PM on June 21

***bad joke alert*** Well...Strahan is best known for the number of sac(k)s he gets...

posted by curtangle at 03:22 AM on June 22

Come on, everybody. Nobody posting to this thread has ANY information on which to base an opinion about Michael Strahan's personal life. Let's get back to sports.

posted by hexagram at 07:23 AM on June 22

...and you would be beaten with a brat and dunked head first into a vat of Miller. So, it'd be like most of my college dates?

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:24 AM on June 22

Come on, everybody. Nobody posting to this thread has ANY information on which to base an opinion about Michael Strahan's personal life. Let's get back to sports. Do you seriously think that anyone in this thread is seriously speculating about Michael Strahan's personal life? If so, you're way too serious.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:27 AM on June 22

According to latest reports Michael Strahan's soon to be ex spouse is trying to break the pre-nup she signed and is now dissatsified with. She is reputed to be asking for $6mil settlement and $35,000 mthly child support. None of which is supported by the pre-nup she signed. And she is now backing down form the gay story to the New York Post.

posted by yzelda4045 at 07:42 AM on June 22

Could it be Strahan was the hooker (described as looking like Lawrence Taylor) in Marv Albert's room that night?

posted by SummersEve at 07:44 AM on June 22

I know for a fact that all the New York Giants are gay.

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:25 AM on June 22

Now THAT'S funny. Buncha blouse wearing poodle walkers, they are.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:28 AM on June 22

$35000 per month?!?! Id turn gay for that kind of income!!

posted by bearphin at 08:34 AM on June 22

Say, bearphin, I've got a briefcase full of cash and a suitcase full of fetching outfits for you. You just have to meet the Giants at the airport.

posted by Hugh Janus at 08:39 AM on June 22

Exactly how long can you stay at a buddie's house before you start wanting to queer him? Just wondering. When did queer become a verb? Just wondering.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:59 AM on June 22

I don't have access to the OED, but it's not recent. I would assume "to queer" dates back at least to . . . let's say the 16th century.

posted by yerfatma at 12:31 PM on June 22

Towards the end of the battle of Hastings in 1066, the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, an arrow in his eye, shouted, "Hold them back, men! Don't let them queer you!" to his doomed housecarls before he was butchered by the surging Normans. Much speculation has been given since as to whether his cry was meant literally or figuratively, but it marks the first time the verb "to queer" shows up in the historical record.

posted by Hugh Janus at 12:55 PM on June 22

I think if you're a "housecarl", there is no need for anyone to queer you. That job has already clearly been done. This is Mitch - my housecarl. Touch your toes, Mitch.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:57 PM on June 22

That's one of history's little ironies, Weedy: there's even a section of the Bayeux Tapestry depicting a group of housecarls and fyrdmen grabbing their ankles and pushing, respectively.

posted by Hugh Janus at 02:47 PM on June 22

You think I don't know that? Buddy - I DREW the Bayeux Tapestry. The first draft featured more clowns, but that was frowned upon by the guys in charge. Not a lot of people know that.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:50 PM on June 22

Didn't realize it was done in fat Crayola markers. How'd you get it to look so 3-D? "Yes, this iss a castle and we haff many tapestries!"

posted by yerfatma at 03:11 PM on June 22

Hey, easy on the Crayola markers, now! They aren't fat, they're pleasantly plump, or if you must, husky. That kind of judgmental talk is exactly why Strahan is still in the closet (that, and he just can't make up his mind when it comes to which shoes to pair with which summer outfits).

posted by Hugh Janus at 03:35 PM on June 22

Ellen Marshall: "So what happened?" Jean Strahan: "He's into it." Marshall: "Into what?" Strahan: "The menage. And not only that. He just called me and said he talked to Smith and Smith's into the menage too." Marshall: "That's unbelievable." Strahan:"Oh, it's a scene man." Marshall: "Do you ever just get down on your knees and thank god that you know me and have access to my dementia?" Strahan:"What are you talking about? I'm not goin' to do it." Marshall: "You're not goin to do it? What do you mean, You're not goin to do it?" Strahan:"I can't. I'm not an orgy person." Marshall: "Are you crazy? This is like discovering Plutonium ... by accident." Strahan: "Don't you know what it means to become an orgy person? It changes everything. I'd have to dress different. I'd have to act different. I'd have to grow a moustache and get all kinds of robes and lotions and I'd need a new bedspread and new curtains I'd have to get thick carpeting and weirdo lighting. I'd have to get new friends. I'd have to get orgy friends. ... Naw, I'm getting a divorce." Yep... it was the old "Best Friend Switch."

posted by BullpenPro at 04:26 PM on June 22

He's not gay. The Gap would be sooo much bigger...

posted by wingnut4life at 01:47 AM on June 23

Come on, everybody. Nobody posting to this thread has ANY information on which to base an opinion about Michael Strahan's personal life. Let's get back to sports. Dr. Ian Smith izzat you?

posted by curtangle at 11:15 PM on June 28

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