It only seems right that Dennis Doyle, the man who spent $26,000 to see every New York Knicks game this season, gets a book deal out of his experience.
After all, if Doyle was left with nothing but memories, well, he really wouldn't have much at all.
Doyle is the diehard Knicks fan who, after getting fired from his job at a Manhattan law firm in 2014, decided to live out every sports fan's dream and fly across the country to see his team play.
Before long it became clear Doyle would be witnessing history in the world possible way; this season has produced the most losses in Knicks franchise history.
To Doyle's credit, he never left the team. While even the New York Times sent its Knicks beat writer elsewhere, Doyle stayed with the club.
In January, the 32-year-old was called a "basket case" by the New York Post.
"I brought this on myself," Doyle told the Post. "Nobody’s fault but mine. Part of this experience is also seeing what they go through with travel and develop some empathy. It's tiring."
All the while Doyle has written about his experience on his blog, The Oakman Cometh. The blog serves as part chronicle, part written therapy for Doyle.
"I think he has appropriately suffered,” Kelley Doyle Snyder, one of Doyle's older sisters, told the New York Times. “He knew this was going to be a personal transformation, and you never know what the transformation is going to bring. But you know that there’s going to be some pain involved.”
If nothing else, Doyle has had the chance to travel and watch other teams play good basketball. He's uploaded some of his photographs to his blog.
Just noticed it looks like Jordan is launching himself off my head in this photo. Couldn’t sum up the 90s any better. pic.twitter.com/bmHsHf6u1N
— Dennis Doyle (@dennisdoyle) December 19, 2014
Doyle is also hoping to get a book deal out of the experience. He's signed with a literary agent and is shopping a proposal. He certainly seems to have an interesting story to tell.
And if nothing else, Doyle will be left with one crazy experience. He burned through his savings watching his favorite team finish with the worst record in the conference. How many people can say they did that?
168 days, 61 flights, some new friends, some new enemies, and one hell of a season. Off to Game 82.
— Dennis Doyle (@dennisdoyle) April 15, 2015
Perhaps it was fitting that the Knicks lost once again on Wednesday, ending their season at 17-65.