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Anchor Drop, June 14, 2020: 83 Days to Kickoff

Happy Flag Day, everyone!

NCAA Football: Florida at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

We are now 83 days away from Vanderbilt football’s scheduled season opener against Mercer. There is currently no #83 on the roster since C.J. Bolar transferred to Alcorn State.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Tom Kreager on the choice Robert Hassell III now faces: Vanderbilt or the Padres. (My guess: he will choose the Padres.)

More on the NCAA’s proposed six-week preseason calendar.

Updated: Is baseball coming back?


What 2020 was missing, of course, was a good old-fashioned MLB labor dispute.

(For the record: this is entirely the owners’ fault; the owners should have either foreseen the possibility of no fans back in March or they shouldn’t have agreed to full prorated salaries.)

Actual Sports on TV

Golf, because that’s what you’re going to get. Final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge (a.k.a. The Colonial) from 12-2 on the Golf Channel, then moving to CBS at 2 PM CT.

Also, German soccer: Mainz v. FC Augsburg (8:30 AM CT, FS1), Schalke 04 v. Bayer Leverkusen (11:00 AM CT, FS2.) And, of course, parlagi has pointed out the explicit weirdness in the SEC Network’s TV schedule this afternoon starting around 1 PM. It is like somebody at the network finally said “ah, fuck it, everybody is sick of watching the same games from last year, let’s pull out some shit from the 1980s.” (But they aren’t showing any Vanderbilt games, because of course they’re not.)