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Anchor Drop, December 10, 2023: Jayden Daniels wins Heisman

The Heisman seems like an afterthought now.

NCAA Football: Heisman Trophy Presentation Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

LSU’s Jayden Daniels won the Heisman Trophy last night, and a couple of things struck me about it:

  • Five of the last seven Heisman winners have been transfers. Prior to 2017, there might have been, like, one. Ever.
  • Does anybody really care about the Heisman any more?

As to the second one: yeah, they kind of do. But then if you’re over the age of about 35, you quite likely remember a time when the Heisman was all-consuming. Before the Playoff, there was the Heisman, the thing that ESPN talking heads spent all season hyping up.

And I guess there’s also this:

More things should present themselves like it’s 1992. If sports lose Gen Z, I don’t care; sports are not made to be consumed like TikTok videos.

Also, get off my lawn.

Bad Gambling Advice

Yesterday: 4-4-2 ATS, 5-5 totals; Season to date: 68-49-4 ATS, 64-54-2 totals

  • Ole Miss at UCF (3:00 PM CT, ESPN+): UCF -3.5, Over 138.5
  • Memphis at Texas A&M (3:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Memphis +7.5, Under 150

Sports on TV

All times Central. College basketball schedule here.

  • 12:00 PM: NFL: Regional coverage (FOX/CBS)
  • 12:00 PM: NHL: Panthers at Blue Jackets (NHL Network)
  • 7:20 PM: NFL: Eagles at Cowboys (NBC)

Scoreboard

SEC Men’s Basketball: Mississippi State 106, Tulane 76 ... Kentucky 81, Penn 66 ... South Carolina 68, East Carolina 62 ... Tennessee 86, Illinois 79 ... Kansas State 75, LSU 60 ... Purdue 92, Alabama 86 ... Auburn 104, Indiana 76 ... Oklahoma 79, Arkansas 70 ... Florida 87, Richmond 76 ... Kansas 73, Missouri 64.

SEC Women’s Basketball: Texas A&M 67, Robert Morris 36 ... Alabama 74, Stephen F. Austin 69 ... Kansas State 84, Missouri 56.

NBA: Lakers 123, Pacers 109.

NHL: Bruins 5, Coyotes 3 ... Golden Knights 6, Stars 1 ... Devils 4, Flames 2 ... Canadiens 3, Sabres 2 ... Maple Leafs 4, Predators 0 ... Senators 5, Red Wings 1 ... Capitals 4, Rangers 0 ... Islanders 3, Kings 2 ... Blackhawks 3, Blues 1 ... Flyers 5, Avalanche 2 ... Canucks 4, Hurricanes 3 ... Lightning 4, Kraken 3.