Welcome to my world! This is how I watch every important sports event over here (though the Superbowl I usually watch until halftime and then only the 2nd Half on tape delay). You give yourself 2 hours in the morning before you have to leave and FFWD through the commercials and you're usually fine.Great win, I watched it this morning on DVR, news blackout before I watched. It was awesome and I'm glad i did it this way because I'm shaking off a cold and went to bed at 7pm and woke up at 4:30am.
An 8:30pm east coast start isn't like a 8:30pm east coast start in the NBA, where games are routinely less than 3 hours. 1:15am finish time. That's late.
This absolutely sucks, the most important games of the year are almost impossible to watch.
Though yesterday the 4 1/2 hours I set to cover the game (including 15m of pregame) wasn't enough to get me the heart-attack bottom half of the 9th so I had to read about that and watch it this evening when BT Sports replays the game again. Other than that blacking out all media just means cancelling alerts on my phone.