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Maybe this is all of a piece — kids growing up ever faster as technology makes information more available. Gabe knows every NFL player because he watches Red Zone, where I had to watch whatever Redskins broadcast was on. He knows all the scores, because he plays with my iPhone app Sportacular; I relied on reading the newspaper sports section — no West Coast scores, obviously — at breakfast.

He’s not just a better fan at 6 than I was at 6 — he’s a better fan at 6 than I was at 10 and he’s damn close to being a better fan at 6 than I was at 16. Thank you, Internet + iPhone + Red Zone + ESPN.

Dan Shanoff on his son’s burgeoning sports fandom, though he could be writing about any of us + anything.

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