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Anchor Drop, December 26, 2021: Diamond Head Classic Champs

Yep, put it on a banner.

2021 Diamond Head Classic - BYU v Vanderbilt Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Well, Vanderbilt is officially the champion of the Diamond Head Classic after Stanford had to cancel last night’s game due to their own COVID issues. For the record, avoiding a loss to Stanford might actually be a better outcome, since Stanford wasn’t going to be a Quad 1 game and now Vanderbilt can go into SEC play with an 8-4 record.

Naturally, Jeff Goodman had to take a potshot, because of course he did.

And, Drew Weikert was officially placed on scholarship. I’m assuming this is the scholarship that opened up when Peyton Daniels left the team three games into the season.

With a full nine days until the Commodores’ SEC opener, though, I’m still looking for Vanderbilt to pick up an additional game this week to finish out nonconference play. More than likely, that would have to be someone else who lost a game.

In other news, the NHL delayed its restart by another day.

Anyway, I don’t have anything else this morning. Enjoy the NFL today.


NFL: Packers 24, Browns 22 ... Colts 22, Cardinals 16.

NBA: Knicks 101, Hawks 87 ... Bucks 117, Celtics 113 ... Warriors 116, Suns 107 ... Nets 122, Lakers 115 ... Jazz 120, Mavericks 116.