Flyers and Media Still Stranded on “Dry Island”

Plus: Amoroso's contract deadline, another floating art exhibit, the Eagles preseason timeline and more of what people are talking about today

Flyers Brass and Dan Gross Talk About “Dry Island.” Yesterday, Daily News gossip columnist Dan Gross wrote about “Dry Island”—Flyers coach Peter Laviolette’s response to the team’s nightlife habits—which has people debating what role the policy might have had in the decisions to trade Richards and Carter this off-season. Since then, Holmgren, Laviolette and pretty much everyone who covers sports in Philly have been discussing the policy. [Crossing Broad]

Amoroso’s and Teamsters Under Deadline Pressure. On Sunday the contract between Amoroso’s Baking Co. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 473 expires. If a new contract isn’t reached by then, the drivers will be laid off and Amoroso’s will have to go with a new delivery service. It’s important to note that the only horse the Scoop has in this race comes wit’ provolone and onions.  [Inquirer]

David Akers No Longer an Eagle. For the first time in Andy Reid’s career with the Eagles, the birds will enter the season with a starting kicker not named David Akers. The team made Akers a non-restricted free agent yesterday and it appears very unlikely they’ll make an attempt to resign him. At least we won’t have to hear Chris Berman mumble the Green Acres theme song during Eagles clips anymore. [FOX 29]

Philly Artists Are on a Boat. The Gazela—a 177-year-old Portugese ship—is doubling as an art gallery at Penn’s Landing. The hull of the ship now contains an exhibition of paintings and sculptures. While at the exhibit, don’t forget to take a good, hard look at the boat. [WHYY]

USPS to Review 3,600 Stores. The United States Postal Service is strapped for cash and is considering closing 3,600 stores—including some in the Philadelphia area. Wait. People are still mailing things? [FOX 29]

Eagles Open Training Camp on Wednesday. The Birds will be at Lehigh University for the opening of training camp tomorrow. Kevin Kolb could be traded today and free agency begins Friday at 6 p.m. The Scoop will officially be attached to his phone and laptop for the rest of the week. [Philadelphia Eagles]