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Anaheim Ducks Gameday: 8.25 Million Dollars

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Blues @ Ducks, and what $8.25 million can buy you.

You will never know what $8.25 million feels like. Getzlaf will. About 8 times over. Photo credit
You will never know what $8.25 million feels like. Getzlaf will. About 8 times over. Photo credit
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As we all learned on Friday, the franchise has extended the contract of Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf for 8 years at $66 million dollars, an average of $8.25 million a year.

I don't need to tell you that this is a shitload of money.

Since none of us will ever see $8.25 million, it's hard for us to contextualize it. So today I thought we could take a look at some of the things which that amount of money might buy, in order to put it all in to perspective.

  1. Almost 16 years of Ben Lovejoy
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  2. About 235,715 of Meg's man-purses
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  3. Approximately 4,125,000 burritos
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  4. Around 17,934,783 US postage stamps
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  5. About 2,062,500 six-packs of cheap beer
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  6. Six beers at Staples Center
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  7. Almost 340 Toyota Priuses for Earl Sleek
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  8. Approximately 4,187,817 cans of spray paint for Dunn to huff
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  9. About 1,979,842 gallons of gas
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  10. Nearly 917 funeral services for Rudy Kelly (RIP).
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Gameday Prediction: Oh, I don't know... Ducks probably win again. Let's say 3-2. Getzlaf does not buy any of these things.