The Daily Drive is 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. Our apologies for being absent yesterday. Please, take this note from my parents.
-We start with somber news, as Ex-NBA player Robert “Tractor” Traylor was found dead today. Always a bummer.
-Also dead this morning? The Phillies chances in the NL East. After tonight’s matchup that pits Ricky No-No versus Stud Lee, with a Fish win, Florida will have Philadelphia right where we want them. In first place.
-The Phillies do have some good news however, as they should see players returning from injury soon.
-Not only did the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals last night, but the highest payroll in baseball beat the lowest. Capitalism, fuck yeah!
-The New York Mets are a baseball team also, so here’s some news about them: A former clubhouse manager was indicted this morning after it has been found he stole some 2.3 million dollars worth of memorabilia from the team. And to think, all he had to do was offer Oliver Perez some empanadas and a tube of Queso and he could have had anything he wanted.
Marissa Miller, Chris Pronger’s Back, and Cinema’s finest sandwiches, after the jump.
– Marissa Miller is in this months issue of Esquire, which is a magazine.
-As was earlier reported, Chris Pronger will indeed undergo back surgery, this Thursday. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Flyers state that their top priority over the summer is finding a top goaltender.
-As always, the NFL is still locked out with the NFLPA. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHEERLEADERS!? Oh that’s right, the good people at withleather.com have you covered, in part 3 of their cheerleader expose. Featured below is Bianca LaRussa, that’s right, that famous guys daughter.
And yet, I find myself wondering what tasty treat is on that grill.
-Did I mention the Fish beat the Phillies last night.
-A story I know a lot of you readers were keeping your eye on, but you can all rest easy now: The Phoenix Coyotes will be spending at least another year in Arizona.
-Milan Hejduk signed a classy 1 year, 3 million (if incentives are met) dollar deal to stick with the Burgundy and Blue. Gotta love the Duke.
-Finally, a mash-up of the greatest sandwiches in movie history. I know Timmy P is going to be all over this. Personally, I’m upset they left out the Big Kahuna Burger from Pulp Fiction. Two pieces of bread, lettuce and tomato, that’s still a sandwich. (via)