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Gameday Open Thread: Knicks vs. Blazers

Here it is...the return of Zach.  And he brought some friends.

How do you feel about all of this?  I have to admit I want this win a little more than usual.  It's not as much anti-Zach (though it is a little) as wanting a clean, definite, and demonstrably successful break from the old era.  That's already happened, of course, but this would be nice symbolism.  Everybody needs a little symbolism.

I want the Blazers to be at their unselfish-passingest-sweet stroking best tonight.  I want their defense to make New York bog down in a post-heavy quagmire.  Most of all I want to see every Blazer with a smile on their face as they walk away from this one.

As always, register your pre-, in-, and post-game thoughts here.

Anyone else think it's ironic that Roy is named an all-star on the day before Zach comes back to town when Zach wanted to be an all-star all those years and couldn't make it?

--Dave (

P.S. For out-of-towners don't forget that this is the late game on ESPN. It's a 7:30 Pacific start.

P.P.S. The Jersey Contest form for this game is here.

P.P.P.S. Be forewarned that I may have to work very late tomorrow night and if so I almost certainly won't have a recap up until Saturday.

P.P.P.P.S. Don't forget to check out the Sports Saturday Show on 1080 The Fan at 10:10 on Saturday morning. That's the regular slot now for your fix of Dave radio time.

P.P.P.P.P.S Also don't forget to check out our Knicks blog PostingandToasting. I don't imagine New York fans will be all that pleased with my game preview but it's from someone who has been there with my own team and sometimes harsh is accurate. It'll be an interesting game nevertheless. Why do I feel like the Knicks are going to come out fired up?