Feeling undergadgeted yet somehow not deprived

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As I watch Maryland take control of its game against California (five-second call on an inbounds play, Maryland scores, nice job Bears), I keep hearing about people who are watching games on their iPhones (don’t have one of those). If you’re an iPhone user with AT&T service you can get CBS’ live game video through something called MobiTV (don’t have that either and it costs $4.99).

I don’t have DirectTV either (I know, I know, but our Cox Cable has been so reliable and all our broadband and telephone services are bundled together). So I can’t watch four games at once. I can only watch what CBS local affiliate Channel 2 is showing which is, right now, California surrendering to Maryland (good pick, President Obama).

I tried doing the streaming video CBS Sports offers, I signed up and stuff but all it does is freeze up my computer.


Yet I’m strangely satisfied with seeing one game at a time, relying on CBS to cut into any interesting game and, the horror, checking Internet newspaper sites and reading stories about games. It’s enough.

-- Diane Pucin