That’s a Long Time

Justin July 20, 2010 1

Ilya Kovalchuk has agreed to a 17 year deal with the Devils. It’s a way for both sides to circumvent the salary cap, and there’s no way the winger will actually play out the entire life of the deal. But, what if he did?

The contract will run through 2027…

Between then and now there will be 5 World Cups, 4 Summer Olympics, and 5 Winter Olympics.

Americans will vote in 4 Presidential Elections. At minimum, Barack Obama will have been out of office for 11 years.

Miley Cyrus will be 35 years old. Justin Bieber will be 33. Justin Timberlake will be 46. Lindsay Lohan will be dead.

Everyone will be Hispanic.

U2 will tour to mark 40 years since the release of The Joshua Tree. Bono’s giant sunglasses will be the kind that old people wear over their regular glasses when they drive.

We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Wars.  George Lucas will release a creepy 4-d version that will make all of us angry but kids will love it.  He will make another billion dollars selling toys.

It will have been 20 years since the Red Sox last won the World Series. Their fans will whine about it incessantly.

Hypothetically, a Devils fan who is born the day the contract begins will get his or her driver’s license the day it ends. I say hypothetically because there is no such thing as a Devils fan. There are only front-runners who liked the Islanders in the 80’s then jumped ship.

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