CHARLOTTE, NC (Mike Reader/Charlotte Observer) - Crouch potatoes of the world, unite.
Newton is used to operating under pressure with huge TV audiences watching, but game-show stress is new for him. So, be kind.
On Sunday's show, Newton and a teammate will take on New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall's team.
Strahan appeared with Newton in Charlotte just last month, when he hosted the Cam Newton Foundation's third annual "Kids Rock!" gala.
For those not familiar with the "Pyramid," it's been around in several incarnations since 1973. It started as "The $10,000 Pyramid" with Dick Clark, then known mostly for "American Bandstand," as host.
Celebrities are matched with a contestant in the word association game. Contestants earn points by guessing words or phrases based on descriptions from their teammate. The team with the most points ends up in the "Winner's Circle" with a chance to win $100,000.
The latest version of the "Pyramid" is in its second season. Strahan, the host, is a former Giants defensive end who went to seven Pro Bowls over a 15-season career.
Strahan, who set the NFL record for sacks in a season with 22.5 in 2001, ended his career by winning a Super Bowl ring in 2008 when New York stunned the favored – and until that game, undefeated –New England Patriots 17-14.
After the Super Bowl upset, Strahan went from the field to the studio; he's been an analyst on "Fox NFL Sunday" ever since. On "Good Morning America," he's risen from contributor to co-anchor.