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Anchor Drop, September 7, 2021: Okay, let’s not talk about football

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Declaring this a misery-free zone now.

Football Fans Across England Turn Out For The Final Of The 2020 UEFA European Championships Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

All right, we’re going to have a misery-free day. That means... no discussion of football. I am declaring that. (Clark Lea’s press conference is at 11:30, and I’m sure he’s just looking ahead to Colorado State.)

Three Vanderbilt men’s tennis players — George Harwell, Max Freeman, and Marcus Ferreira — were selected to compete in the ITA All-American Championships in October.

Vanderbilt swimming announced its fall schedule, which will open with a trip to Arkansas on October 9.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 11:00 AM: Tennis: U.S. Open, Quarterfinals (ESPN)
  • 5:40 PM: MLB: Mets at Marlins (FS1)
  • 8:40 PM: MLB: White Sox at A’s (MLB Network/MLB.tv free game)
  • 9:10 PM: MLB: Angels at Padres (ESPN+)

Scoreboard

SEC Football: Ole Miss 43, Louisville 24.

MLB: Rays 11, Red Sox 10 ... Royals 3, Orioles 2 ... Nationals 4, Mets 3 ... Blue Jays 8, Yankees 0 ... Pirates 6, Tigers 3 ... Phillies 12, Brewers 0 ... Cubs 4, Reds 3 ... Giants 10, Rockies 5 ... Dodgers 5, Cardinals 1 ... Twins 5, Cleveland 2 ... Astros 11, Mariners 2 ... Rangers 4, Angels 0.

World Cup Qualifiers: Benin 1-1 D.R. Congo ... Djibouti 2-4 Niger ... Uganda 0-0 Mali ... Central Africa 0-1 Liberia ... South Africa 1-0 Ghana ... Ivory Coast 2-1 Cameroon.