Spent


I would ordinarily watch all 82 Raptors games in some form or another. Considering that this season might have been fairly unwatchable, I have to think that there would be fewer games watched live and more viewed on fast forward on my PVR, or in the game-in-an-hour format. Let’s say I would have watched 60 games in real time.

60 x 2.5hours=150 hours

that leaves some 25 games, including preseason matchups, where I’d likely spend about an hour on average taking in.

so add another 25 hours

Of course there would be other NBA games to take in. Some of them I would catch halfway through, or give up on at some point, so let’s say there would be an average of 2 hours expended over a conservative estimate of 80 games, including the playoffs.

80 x 2 = 160 hours

There would be some 32 weeks of watching coverage of the Raptors and the league on a daily basis on NBATV, at a conservative average of 5 hours per week. And easily 2.5 hours per week reading from various sources. Add another 2.5 hours per week running the over/under. That’s 10 hours over 32 weeks.

32 x 10 = 320 hours

Let’s add all that up.

150+25+160+320 = 655 hours

thirty-nine thousand
and three hundred minutes

So how are you going to spend your extra time? I figure if I only bath once a week I might be able to compose a symphony. Doing without bathing wouldn’t be to gain a few more hours as much as allowing me to be inspired by a sense of my own mortality and decay. I suppose I could stay clean and just shoot for an off-broadway musical. Oh what the hell, let’s get that party started already. Should I go with Dribbler on the Roof, featuring star players singing If I were a Rich Man? Maybe Stern and the owners singing Hakuna Matata in the Circle of Strife? Let’s go with Spent, because I’m emotionally spent at this point, and I feel I’ve spent all I’m going to spend on these guys from this point on.

This may hurt a little

Free time is free. Spend it as you wish. Basketball billionaires and millionaires have just made you rich.

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