The Daily Drive will be a daily (duh) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you. However, if you want to see the magazines we found in Roy’s dad’s closet, it’s going to cost you 5 bucks a page.
-Over the weekend, during the Rangers/Guins game, Matt Cooke decided to end his own season early by elbowing Ryan McDonagh, clearly aiming for his head. Cooke was suspended today for the 10 remaining games on the season, and the first round of the playoffs. Greg Wyshynski wonders aloud whether or not that is enough for this repeat offender. (via Puck Daddy)
– Ovechkin NOT in tonight vs. the Flyers, taking a few extra days off to heal himself for the playoffs. (via WashingtonCapitals.com)
-On Saturday, Anthony Robles (yeah yeah, I know what that rhymes with too, nothing to see here, move along) won the National Championship in his weight-class, 125 lbs, and he only has one leg. That’s pretty fucking awesome. On Saturday I sat at a wedding and drank, and gave my girlfriend a hard time both the times I actually got up to dance. At least I’m not this kid in Iowa who didn’t want to wrestle a girl last month. Sure looks like kind of a douche bag now.
-If you’re wondering why I haven’t mentioned the NCAA tourney, it’s because I’m out of my pool, and now the event is dead to me until next year.
-Oh man, but I cannot wait until the Yankee’s reveal who will be their backup catcher come opening day. The good money is Jesus Montero getting the nod over Austin Romine, but I still like the possibility of Jorge Posada coming out of retirement so he can piss on his hands before games. No seriously, he did that. You gotta think him and Alou called each other once after the story broke, if not than to just compare methods. “No way, main, I like to just let my arms dangle ese, and just rock back and forth and let it spray. Oh main, Jorge I’ve got to call you back holmes, I’m so sleepy.” Moises Alou is hispanc, right? What’s that? He was born in Georgia? Why yes, he is quite well spoken.
-Did anyone else catch the finale of Big Love on HBO last night? I totally knew Bill
Pullman’s Paxton’s character was going to get shot all season long. Oh right, SPOILER ALERT DON’T READ ANYTHING PAST THIS!
-The Eagles website has a two part interview with the coaching staff up on it’s website, including 12 minutes with Andy Reid. Honestly I needed to get this article out so I just fast forwarded to the last two minutes, but it was just white noise.
-And finally, the Barry Bonds federal perjury trial is set to start. Yeah, I forgot all about it, too.