June 15: The Day of No Sports

Andy Livingston

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June 15 is one of those strange days of the year where there is no major sporting event happening at all. It’s the day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, months after the end of hockey and basketball and with football just down the pike of viewing. If you’re a big sports fan, what becomes of your day? Well I tracked my sports-related thoughts throughout June 15 and here’s what happened:

6:24am

Waiting for the bus, I instinctively check my fantasy baseball team, Duke of Earl Weavers, and realized the week is off for the All-Star break. Check the All-Star game score since the pre-game took approximately four hours and I fell asleep.

7:05am

At work, check my fantasy baseball team again.

8:13am

Wait, seriously, is anything going on today?

8:20am

Oh hey Summer League basketball is on, I can watch the stars of the NBA Future! First game time 4:00pm.

10:34am

Did an uninterrupted two hours of work without reading sports information. I will quietly await for my award.

12:00pm

Okay, lunchtime. Time to get into some good longform sports related content…

12:03pm

Oh, for fucks sake.

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1:17pm

Spent the last hour scrolling for cricket scores. I have no idea what any of it means, but a sport that takes a tea break is alright with me.

2:43pm

What did I even do with my life before I followed these dumb sports so closely?

4:04pm

Okay! Finally some sports. C’mon… Milwaukee vs Houston? In the Summer League?!

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4:22pm

Fell asleep watching Summer League basketball. I’m going to sit on my back porch and watch leaves in the breeze.

6:26pm

Ate dinner at the dining room table with my girlfriend. I left my phone in the other room because it is dead to me.

8:00pm

Watching television with my girlfriend. It’s a show where ladies are yelling at each other. If I squint really hard, it looks like Lou Pinella having a fit and a little drop of serotonin fills up the starved system and I fall asleep in a chair.

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