“Of course, I mean who wouldn’t be disappointed if you made it this far?” Strahan told Dan Salamone of Giants.com this week. “I mean I definitely would be disappointed, but at the same time, if I don’t make it in and somebody else does, that means they were just more deserving of it at that time. So I would love to make it in on the first ballot – that would be an incredible thing – but I understand how it works. And for me, that’s why I try my best not to get too excited because I don’t want to be too upset if I don’t make it in.”

— Michael Strahan on the upcoming Hall of Fame vote