At the Stage Deli in New York City, there are 31 sandwiches named after celebrities, but only five of those are in homage of athletes -- The Derek Jeter, The Alex Rodriguez, The Pedro Martinez, The Paul LoDuca and The Tiger Woods. Thanks to #cashtag, the Twitter game that's sweeping the nation (@ReillyRick), we can change all that.
I asked my followers to invent new sandwiches for jocks, and I started with a few suggestions:
The John Daly: Hamburger, double cheese, triple mayo -- toasted.
The Tim Tebow: You order one and, suddenly, it serves 500.
The Curt Schilling: It spills ketchup on your sock.
The Brian McNamee: You eat it and then save the napkin for 10 years.
The Manu Ginobili: Ham on ham topped with ham on two slices of floppy ham.
We got hundreds of them, but the best was this one from Mark Brantner (@OneArrogantSOB):
The Warren Sapp: No bread.
As such, Mr. Brantner, you just won $7.93, the exact price of the grilled-cheese sandwich plate at Denny's, plus beverage. Your arrogance, in this case, is well deserved.
These entries were not quite sandwich worthy, but tasty just the same:
The Kevin Na: Hold the mayo, hold the mayo, hold the mayo, hold the mayo. I guess I will have mayo.
The Ryan Braun: You order it Saturday, but it doesn't get there till Monday.
Matthew Tiffany @matthew_tiffany
The Roger Goodell: You have no say in what goes on it.
Derek Lippincott @derrrrrique
The Wilt: Over 20,000 served.
MayJason Martens @wbbcoachmartens
The LeBron James: Voted best-looking sandwich but guaranteed you can't finish the whole thing.
The Jean Van De Velde: Classic French dip.
The Marshawn Lynch: PB and Skittles with no crust.
Jace Magavern @JaceMagavern
The T.O.: A delicious BLT, but you drop it on the way to the table.
The Erik Spoelstra: It gets stale.
Travis Reed @doreedo1420
The Bobby Petrino: Comes with a side dish.
Thomas Moore @MooreJunk
The John Calipari: After one, you're done.
Michael Kaplun @MichaelKaplun
The Roger Clemens: You order it and the waiter brings it to your wife.
The Jamie Moyer: First sandwich with no expiration date.
Jordan Coffey @JCoff10
Sadly, there was no entry from my brother, who's on a diet.