"I can't judge them on how we played," Warriors coach Don Nelson said. "We couldn't have beaten the Pismo Beach Panthers tonight."
Yeah, but it still felt good. Freshly back from vacation, I saw my first game in the flesh tonight, and the results couldn't help but excite me a bit even if it was a rather boring game. The vibe of the crowd was nice, all pre-Thanksgiving cheeriness, and the cohesive demolition of the Warriors (perfectly playing the part of "second night of back to back on the road layabouts") was a fine treat. As was getting to see the incomparable Stephen Jackson in person. I know some of you are wondering what I think about this auspicious 9-1 beginning, especially considering the gloom and despair that I had cast on the C's prior to the season; and I know that people want to know where all the Glenn haters are now that we have the best record in basketball. Well, I was in Trinidad and Tobago. But I'm back now, and I'll have plenty to say about Glenn and the boys later in the day. Till then, let's enjoy 9-1. It's a hell of a record.