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.