Michael Strahan was awesome as the host of the first-ever Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in Los Angeles on July 17! From the very beginning, the former Giants defensive end was bursting with energy and fun. He promised to provide plenty of slime — and he certainly delivered!
Michael Strahan, 42, was on hand to host the first annual Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, and he provided plenty of laughs, competitions and amazing energy as we joined young fans in celebrating some of the biggest names in sports!
Michael Strahan As Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Host — Brings The Slime
Michael wasted no time setting the tone for the awards show, getting in on the fun and declaring that anyone could be slimed at any time, without warning — and he was up first!
The high-spirited host seemed to love presenting the awards for King and Queen of Swag. He introduced the categories by adding some gold chains to his outfit, and rapping a few lines of his own, before dramatically dropping the mic and striking a pose to earn himself plenty of laughs!
In a super sweet moment, Michael’s adorable daughters, Sofia and Isabella, took the stage with their dad, and he had them run down into the crowd and do a very important favor for him — get David Beckham‘s autograph!
During the half-time show, Michael hosted a competition involving — you guessed it — a slime dunk tank! Michael poked fun at Arizona Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald and the Seattle Seahawks’ Earl Thomas, who were competing in the first-ever Power Dunk Tank Challenge.
The challenge involved giant tanks full of slime, and the two players had to hit their targets to ensure that their opponent was the one who ended up getting slimed.
Unfortunately, although Larry was the winner, he still got dumped into the giant vat of slime — no one is safe with Michael around!
Michael Strahan Rules As Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Host
Michael was the perfect host. His lengthy NFL career and TV hosting experience helped him make sure that everyone in the audience and at home had an amazing time.
Michael played for the New York Giants as a defensive end for 15 years until he retired in 2008. During his career, he set several records, including the most number of sacks in a single season, and he also won the Super Bowl during his final season in 2007.
In 2012, Michael took his amazing personality to morning television when he joined forces with Kelly Ripa on their show, Live! with Kelly and Michael.
We loved the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, and we think that Michael should host them every year!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Michael do a good job hosting the show? Let us know!
— Caitlin Beck