Following on from my & Sammy Aftershave's reminiscences on the 'Pundits' thread , with me following the 1986 World Cup from a kitchen in a Bulgarian Hotel & Sammy watching the 1992 Euros in a Vietnamese hostel , I thought I might expand the subject ( Apologies if it has been done before - couldn't find anything )
The other odd tv viewing that comes to mind is my being in a guest house in Blackpool when the Mike Tyson v Michael Spinks fight was on during the night. The owner was not very happy but after I spent a fair bit in the residents bar he said I could sneak down & put the fight on in the lounge but with no volume. Set the alarm, groggily made my way down & got myself comfortable. Judging from the pictures there was some kerfuffle about gloves & the delay went on & on. You can guess the rest , the owner woke me up as he was starting to cook the breakfasts, and I ended up watching it all on the morning repeat which I could have done anyway with no effort..