The Cow-lover and I were "watching" (We were on the phone. She had the game on mute, I had the computer providing online updates.) the O's in the ALCS for the first time since 1997. They were not doing well. But we realized that neither of us had really watched an entire game so far this season, so we switched tactics.
We turned off our feeds.
We focused on conversational catch-up.
And the O's started to come back.
We occasionally peeked over at the scores, and every time we did, the O's were doing better.
So... we don't get to watch the game. Because reasons.
source: Pearls Before Swine, by Stephen Pastis, 1/2/2011
Go Bawlmer birds!