Morning Dump


I can’t believe Gumby would try to rob a 7-11. That is just ridiculous, yet hilarious! Hope you guys are doing better than Gumby.

Here is your dump:

The following are three keys things for the San Diego Chargers against the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Sunday:

That’s the sentiment of San Diego Chargers fans as they embark on a season of expectation, with the Sunday home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

Philip Rivers and the Chargers will try to prove they’re back among the NFL’s elite and spoil Donovan McNabb’s Vikings debut Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.

If the San Diego Chargers eventually move to the Los Angeles area, the NFL franchise could see its value jump by at least $200 million.

SAN DIEGO — The Chargers re-signed several players shortly after the end of the NFL lockout, retaining them after they had hit the free-agent market. reports San Diego has extended the deal of punter Mike Scifres. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the deal will be announced later Wednesday. The deal is reportedly worth $19 million with $8 million in guaranteed money. The nine-year veteran had been playing on the same contract since 2005.

Scifres, a six-time Pro Bowl alternate, set a Chargers record with 46.7 yards per punt last year.

Bob Sanders is hoping a fresh start and his healthiest offseason in years add up to a smashing first season with the San Diego Chargers.

The San Diego Chargers are rich with talent on the football field. It is off the field, however, where some of the more dynamic personalities on the team come to light. Twitter has become a phenomenon in professional sports, and the NFL is no exception. Here are the top five San Diego Chargers on the social media site.

San Diego – The Chargers completed their 2011 preseason campaign with a 2-2 record. If preseason wins over Dallas, Arizona are indicative of things to come then the Chargers should be able to hold their own on and end up atop the AFC West again this season. Then again, if losses to the Seahawks and the 49ers have any ratings value then Bolt Fans should be duly concerned. The point is – preseason games give the Talking Heads a lot to chatter about and fill the airwaves with predictions and guarantees that no one will remember next. But truthfully, preseason contests provide very little tangible information that can be used to predict a team’s regular season success.

Philip Rivers has become a fantasy superstar with the Chargers, and he enjoyed his third straight 4,000-yard season despite not having all of his weapons healthy for the entire year. That won’t be the case in Week 1 against the Vikings as he’ll have the full array of options available, including Vincent Jackson, who is looking for a bounce-back year after holding out for most of last season.

With all the (justified, very important) talk about the stadium in this space over the past few days, it’s easy to forget that the beginning of the Vikings’ 2011 season is only four short days away. Minnesota’s Week 1 opponent isn’t exactly a familiar foe: the last time the Vikings and Chargers squared off was November of 2007. (You might remember that game–Adrian Peterson ran for an NFL record 296 yards and Antonio Cromartie had the longest touchdown in the history of the league.)

1. San Diego Chargers: Will the Chargers ever live up to their potential?  If they can stay healthy — and that’s a huge if — this should be a great season for San Diego. Philip Rivers is as good as any quarterback in the league and the holdouts of Marcus McNeill and Vincent Jackson were an unnecessary distraction at the beginning of 2010.  Bringing back Eric Weddle was a must.  Don’t be surprised if San Diego dominates this division