This is me earlier today watching Chelsea v Arsenal on my iPhone.
I am the worst type of football fan. The kind you probably all despise. I don't support a team, I couldn't think of anything worse than standing on a wet terrace watching Accrington v Morecombe but I love the Champions League and I'd happily pay over the odds to watch Man U v Chelsea or Arsenal v Liverpool.
However, I have never thought a Sky subscription was worth the money. We don't watch much TV at home and £50 a month seems a lot just to watch the 'big four' games each season. (£50 a month or whatever it is.)
Except now there's a now a Sky Sports app and for £6 a month you can watch all the Premiership and Champions League football Sky have. That sounds reasonable to me. And actually I never really watch the football, I just have it on and glance at it every now and then. The iPhone seems a better way of doing that than some bullshit 50in High Definition TV. I've never really understood the obsession with massive TV's, I think watching TV on your phone or your watch is a much more useful experience than installing the local Odeon in your front room.
So I downloaded the app and signed up.
Today was the first game I watched. And pretty good it was too. The quality was superb and it streamed well for 90 minutes. I think the connection dropped twice, that's all.
Mid way through the game my brother called on Skype. Whilst I was telling him about this something occured to me. Look again at that picture.
There are three screens in the photograph. I'm watching TV on my phone, I'm talking to my brother on the laptop and the actual television? Switched off.