Here we go. First game of the preseason: 7PM tip at home in the Rose Garden against the Sacramento Kings. Here's a nice game preview from SacTown Royalty's Tom Ziller which includes his usual brilliance...
A pseudo-haiku about the Portland Trail Blazers:
Rip City, lit again.
That's not a Jailblazers joke.
It's a "WATCH OUT FOR THAT BURNING METEORITE YOU GOD-FORSAKEN WOODSY HIPPIES!" joke.
Tonight's thread might be a little bit deserted interesting because, uh, the game isn't being televised anywhere. Other than suggest that you check out 955thegame.com I don't know what to tell you. Gamecast? Maybe?
This post from Brian T. Smith and this article from Jason Quick and these links from Sean Meagher should keep you occupied until, I don't know, halfway through the first quarter. At that point I suggest going out to the hoop in your front yard, rounding up the neighborhood kids, choosing up sides and making the best of a depressing situation.
As always, I'll follow with a post-game recap late tonight with my first-hand observations from the RG.
Hopefully the Blazers play better than their television setup.
-- Ben (email@example.com)
PS Normal gameday thread rules apply: no swearing or pictures in the threads, please.