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Anchor Drop, December 17, 2019: Baseball ranked number 2

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What?! What are you doing putting Louisville ahead of us?

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Good morning.

Collegiate Baseball ranked Vanderbilt #2 in the country in its 2020 preseason poll, behind only Louisville. Is it me, or does it seem like these publications are always higher on somebody else than they are on Vanderbilt? Anyway, somebody on Twitter put all of our response very well:

Vanderbilt football is going to announce its signing class on Lower Broadway tomorrow, which begins the Early Signing Period.

Former Vanderbilt golfer Theo Humphrey has qualified for the Korn Ferry Tour (the PGA’s developmental tour formerly known as the Web.com Tour or the Nationwide Tour) for the 2020 season.

Here’s a lacrosse preview.

Max Herz has a new edition of the Anchor Down podcast, this time with Saben Lee.

Off the West End

So, this seems bad (though unlike others, I’m not blaming Vox so much as I’m blaming California):

While the “gig economy” is stupid, let’s also point out that some of us, like myself, aren’t doing this for a living and have real jobs and certainly never intended to be sportswriters (and no, I’m still not a journalist.)

Bad Gambling Advice

Florida vs. Providence (6:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Florida -6, Under 132.5

Scoreboard

NFL: Saints 34, Colts 7.

NBA: Wizards 133, Pistons 119 ... Raptors 133, Cavaliers 113 ... Mavericks 120, Bulls 116 ... Thunder 109, Bulls 106 ... Rockets 109, Spurs 107 ... Grizzlies 118, Heat 111 ... Trail Blazers 111, Suns 110.

NHL: Panthers 6, Senators 1 ... Predators 5, Rangers 2 ... Blue Jackets 3, Capitals 0 ... Blues 5, Avalanche 2 ... Oilers 2, Stars 1.