Later on in life, we'd record games on DVR, and selectively watch later.
I came to realize today that now things are different. I pick up on subtle real-time social media clues and join in on games in progress. All the time.
Take, for instance, today:
Hmm...we might have a game. Let me turn that on.
Hmm...well, I don't really care that much about the NFL playoffs now that the Bears are nowhere in the picture, but I better turn this on right now!
Of course there are still games I watch whistle to whistle when I can plan ahead, but this is mostly how it goes.
And it's not like I'm feverishly studying social media instead of watching these games; it's become a form of ambient music playing in the background - multiplexed into the 10 other things I have going on in the day.
I can hardly wait until each of those examples above has a "click here to join the game in progress" - but I have a feeling it's not that far off.