BREAKING… Notre Dame to ACC

David Glenn of 99.9 The Fan in Raleigh, NC is reporting that the ACC will announce the addition of Notre Dame, owners of the nation’s ugliest helmets, as a partial conference member. They will be announcing this in Chapel Hill at 12:30 P.M. EST.

I wonder if they are hoping this will take some of the attention away from Hansbrough’s mom and McAdoo’s court case?

Quick hits from what has leaked: Continue reading

The Morning Dump: 7/19/12 – Substitute Dump Edition

Good morning class, I’ll be your substitute today. I hope your dump will be efficient and enjoyable. There will no baseball talk here, so get over it. Please minimize the back talk, I don’t want to call your parents. Continue reading

Get to your dynasty league rookie draft on time OR how I got Andrew Luck 6th overall

The 4th annual Purple Monkey Dynasty League draft was this weekend. The five original “writers” for The Sports Dump are in this 14 team dynasty league (all players are kept from year to year and only rookies and waiver wire free agents are drafted). We get together on Friday night to bitch tweak rules and then drink heavily. Saturday is spent eating a Bacon Explosion and drafting our rookies. Continue reading

NASCAR Primer: Darlington

Darlington is a Mother of sorts to NASCAR

NASCAR is making their yearly visit on Mother’s Day Weekend to the “Lady in Black.” Darlington is the track that has been branded “Too Tough To Tame” and leaves many drivers with the famed “Darlington Stripe” because of the odd, egg shaped configuration and narrow racing lanes. It’s a fast track as well with qualifying speeds over 170 MPH. The narrow lanes make it tough to pass and you often think you are handling OK before you slap the wall quickly. The track surface is also tough on the tires which is a welcome change from some of our other tracks. Click through to see what we’ll be talking about on Monday… (or on Sunday…) Continue reading

2012 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings – Post Draft Edition

It’s time to assess the potential of the new class of players now that they have landed with teams after the NFL draft. Keep in mind, these are rankings intended for dynasty or keeper style leagues. These rankings are more of how I view their career potential due to what team they were drafted by and what that situation looks like combined with their college performance. However, some players do have my comments on how I think they will perform this season. These are an update from my previous rankings which were pre-draft rankings. One other thing, these rankings assume that you are playing in a PPR league. If you don’t then maybe you should reconsider… or take that into account when looking at these rankings. Continue reading

NASCAR Afterthoughts: Talladega

Who doesn’t like a celebration with our flag?

It took more than a month and about 140 of the 188 laps at Talladega for it to happen but NASCAR fans finally got to see someone wreck. By now, you should know that Tony Stewart was not very happy about it. However, as you can see above, Brad Keselowski was thrilled. Continue reading