The Daily Drive is a daily (for lack of a better word) 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. Don’t expect any posts after Friday if Papa Bear doesn’t pay us. WE. DECLARE. LOCKOUT!
-As if my summer couldn’t get any better, the NBA and the NBAPA have not reached a labor agreement, and therefore will begin a lockout starting tomorrow. That sound you hear is Bill Simmons car running in the garage.
-Speaking of panic, Cole Hamels was injured in today’s loss to the Boston Red Sox. Good news for the Philadelphia Phillies: Brad Lidge has begun to make his way back to the mound. Also good for the Phils: You’re in the same division as the Florida Marlins, New York Mets and Washington Nationals. Ease up.
-Let’s just get all this Philadelphia talk out of the way early. Lot’s of talk about the Philadelphia Flyers thinking of presenting an offer sheet to Steven Stamkos. Puck Daddy breaks down all the likely scenarios. Spoiler Alert Flyer Faithful: He will resign in Tampa.
-Free Agency starts tomorrow for the NHL, and the Flyers could see some players leaving, such as Ville Leino (hopefully to the Avs.) One guy not on the market: Paul Kariya announced his retirement yesterday. Always one of my favorites in the early days of the NHL video game series. (That link will bring you to a Canadian website. Act accordingly.)
New York Mets are on a roll, Derek Jeter is on his way back, and Charlie Sheen did steroids. Yawn. After the Jump.
-The Dugout is a fantastic feature on Withleather.com. Here is there latest post about the New York Mets.
-That is Melissa Satta. I’ll let you two get to know each other.
-C.C. Sabathia pitched a hell of a game today, with 13 K’s against the Milwaukee Brewers. The New York Yankees are hot, 15-5 in their last 20 games. Which is why I buried them down here. Fuck the New York Yankees.
-Oh and Derek Jeter is coming back soon or something.
-Kate Upton was doing a Sobe Ad. Someone was smart enough to document this and share the pictures with others. I like to think that shortly after he cured cancer and then ended world hunger. For he was a great man.
–Charlie Sheen admits to using steroids during the filming of “Major League.”
Sheen: Right on. Let me tell you a story. We had this party at my place a few months ago to watch Major League. It was awesome. The beard was there — Brian Wilson, from the Giants. We had Eddie Murray and Kenny Lofton. And I got David Ward to introduce the film. Colin Farrell showed up. And when my big strikeout at the end comes on, the place goes nuts like we’ve never even seen the movie before. I’m in between my two girlfriends, and I look over and there’s Colin Farrell giving me a thumbs-up. I reach behind me for a fist bump from Brian Wilson, who goes, “Winning!” I’m telling you, David Ward created a baseball classic, and baseball is all that matters in the world. You know, I always wonder what I’m going to be in the middle of when I die. And I just hope it’s not in the middle of the greatest f—ing pennant race ever.
-Micheal Floyd, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish widout, “recieved” a 1 year suspension
from the judge in regards to his recent DUI bust. In case you missed my pun, I put it in air quotes.
Finally, this video just cheers me up.