We all love them technologies, right? I mean, I think TiVo is the bestest. Even if I don't have it, I still love it. But here's what I don't like about it: It's screwing with my communal sports experience.
In the olden days, we would all tune into the Knicks game together and then we would all call each other and talk smack about the action we were witnessing as a group. Now, I have one friend, Jonesy, who is my call-in go-to guy. We can gab for hours about say, Pao Gasol's girlie running, or how Sasha fits into the triangle offense. Thing is, Jonesy is a lot busier than I am, and so he is forced to TiVo many of the games for late-night viewing.
I HATE this, you see. Because I will call him while he's feeding his kids or some such, and he'll tell me to hold my peace. "I haven't watched the game yet." It really puts a damper on things, lemme tell ya.
So I propose that TiVo only be used for you, Step It Up And Dance, or The Hills. That stuff's on at all hours of the day anyway, it seems. Leave the sports for real-time.