Yeah, I admit pretending would accomplish the same exact thing, but I also know myself and if I had a game waiting for me to look at in the morning I would look at it.
My initial response was to make a face like my daughter ( bratty little sneer with the slight head shake) and say to myself, well, maybe I don't like playing pretend. Then I thought about the context, where I'm coaching my imaginary players in an computer simulated basketball game and I dropped my shoulders, lowered my head, and said to myself yeah, tkimble, you're right.
Still though, damn you tkimble for being right and thinking so much more clearly than me. Well done