Does anyone remember that TV/online hybrid opportunity I was lobbying for last fall? I figured ESPN would launch something like this, but like just about any other innovation, it's up to the little guy to figure it out. The little guy I'm referring to in this case is a website I just discovered called areyouwatchingthis.com.
It's not the complete solution I was looking for, but it's an interesting start. The free service alerts you to games of interest and lets you join a discussion forum for the game you're watching. I'd still like to see them add some of the functionality I had in my original post, including more customization with access to live stats and video, especially for replays. Yes, I know this opens up an enormous can of worms of rights issues, but what a great service it could be! Also, private forums where it's just you and your friends arguing about the big game...that's a key feature they need to add, and should be able to charge for!