I’m slightly confused right now. You might be too given the picture of an NHL logo headlining this piece, but here me out.
Over the past three days I’ve been locked in my house. Mother forgive for what I’m about to write.
I’ve taken one shower in three days.
I’ve only left my house five times for a total of about seven minutes. Three times I got the paper in the morning, once I took out the garbage, and the other time I put three envelopes in the mailbox.
I’ve eating, in no particular order: two veggie burgers, sunflower seeds, a breakfast bar, a granola bar, multiple bowls of oatmeal, two ham sandwiches, two bowls of carrot soup, a bag of tortilla chips, a basket of strawberries and two turkey sandwiches. If that isn’t an add for Weight Watchers I don’t know what is.
Why have I done all of this? For the love of the game of course.
Over the past three days I’ve been working until my fingers bleed, typing, typing, and then typing some more, to help complete our 2010 Fanball NHL Fantasy Hockey Guide. I haven’t written about baseball. I haven’t written about football. Heck, I haven’t even done the Fanball Fantasy Drive radio show on Sirius/XM radio (I’ll be back in studio for Sunday’s show covering the gridiron from 5-8 PM, EST). All I have done, literally, is eat, sleep and write about the NHL. How much writing have I done you ask? Here is the word count, nearest I can figure it, for the last three days, and know this – I have not in any way exaggerated this for effect. The number you are about to read is a completely accurate account of my life the last three days.
I have written 28,459 words about hockey which breaks down to 9,486.3 words per day.
To place that total in perspective, the United States Constitution is 4,543 words while the Declaration of Independence is 1,458 words.
I’m no Thomas Jefferson to be sure, but still, you gotta be sort of impressed by that number – 28,459 – don’t you?
By Ray Flowers