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OPEN THREAD: Preseason Game #3 - Warriors vs Clippers

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Stay up ClipsNation! I feel you.
Dub Nation was where you're at just a few months back.

Warriors (W-L): 2-0 (preseason)

Clippers (W-L): 0-2 (preseason)

Time: 6:00pm PST

Could it be? Do the Dubs really have a shot at 3 straight wins against the arch rival LA squads? Sure it's meaningless (I think I'm now up to 87 times for those of you counting at home), but I seriously love me some good old fashioned...

BEAT LA!

I couldn't be more excited about this upcoming season and opening night against the Utah Jazz aka GSoM Night II (we roll 775+ deep!), but I'll let you in on a little secret. Deep down inside I'm worried that the 2k7-2k8 Warriors are going to replicate the disaster that was the 2k6-2k7 Clippers. If you remember back 2 seasons ago, the Clippers were the feel good story of the 2005-2006 NBA Season. They ended a seemingly endless playoff drought, were pretty fun to watch, and made it to the second round of the playoffs for a pretty hard fought battle against the Phoenix Suns. Pretty much out of nowhere they became the best team in LA and a force to be reckoned with even in the uber-loaded Western Conference. But most importantly they emphatically ended a culture of suck. Then as we know it came crashing down for them last season. The suck was just too strong to overcome.

I know there's really not much of comparison in terms of coaching, fans, personnel, and brand of hoops between the 2007-2008 Warriors and the 2006-2007 Clippers (actually none whatsoever), but still the worry is in the back of my mind. Will the suck return for the Warriors before they even made back to back trips to the playoffs? I don't think so, but you never really know. Anything can happen- good or bad.

Just like they say in Hoops History 101:

Those who cannot remember the suck are doomed to repeat it.

Well believe you me, we'll never forget the Marc Jackson type "Unstoppable Baby!" that pervaded Warrior culture for over a decade here at GSoM.


Hash and I will be attendance for tonight's game, so definitely come and by and say whassup. I'm guessing the friendly security guards won't be all that amused at our many attempts to sneak down and pretend like we belong in the courtside seats, so you can catch us in Section 109 Row 27 Seats 15 and 16. Just holla at yo boys Ashish and Shailo. We're the two good looking brown fellas in Warriors gear.

We'll also be there at the Rookie Training seminar event for season ticket holders from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. This is the first time the GSoM crew are season ticket holders (much more on that soon!), so we could really use the rook training camp and some pointers from the Warriors season ticket vets at the event. I'm just hoping we have a better rookie campaign than POB had last season. Hope to see you there!

Predictions

  • Warriors win by 1- but really, it doesn't matter since the game is meaningless.
  • This preseason's biggest surprise Patrick O'Bryant wins the game on a thrilling, exciting, spinning, eyes-closed, last second jumper from the top of the key, but when it's all said and done it's still meaningless because it's just the preseason.
  • I'll have better predictions this season for regular season games that actually count for something and aren't meaningless.
  • You're incredibly sick and annoyed of me telling you how meaningless the preseason games are.
  • Hash and I have a great time out! No Diggity. No Doubt.


THROW UP THAT W!

Win or lose check back later tonight for Hash and my takes on the Rookie Training and the game...