I am always on the run. Most days, I’m going from morning till night, coast to coast, working on Good Morning America and Fox NFL Football and The $100,000 Pyramid, so it’s great to have a place to go where all the running stops and time sort of stands still so I can catch my breath. That place is Strayland.
Strayland is my oasis away from all the noise. Some people might call it a man cave, but Strayland is so much more than that. I built Strayland so I can be reminded of where I come from and how hard I’ve worked to get to where I am now. Strayland houses things I’ve collected since 1982: nearly every car I’ve ever bought (I’m a big car guy); my favorite picture of my father as a boxer in France circa 1961; my Hall of Fame bust; and the first thing I ever bought for myself, a BMX bike, which is the thing that started it all.
When I was a kid, I always wanted a place where I could go to be surrounded by my favorite things. Now that I’m grown, I’m able to do just that, and being at Strayland reminds me that you can have a dream as a kid and make it a reality. I go there, and I can be present. I go there, and I can reminisce about the great ride that my life has been.
Strayland is the place I want to be most, so when I’m able to share it with the people I want to be with the most, the joy just comes full circle. And because it brings me so much pleasure, I want to share it with as many people as I can (like when I hosted a Super Bowl party there this year) … which is why I’m giving you all a special sneak peek inside Strayland.