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Best pre-game text of the night from someone at SBP:

"One (expletive) thunderstick? What the (expletive) am I supposed to do with that?"

Cost-cutting due to the eventual abbreviated playoff run, perhaps? For the record, they're shaped like swords. I don't even know where to start with that -- is it too early for seppuku jokes?

Runner up text:

"It feels like the pre-season in here."