Alert! This Game Is Awesome

The other day I randomly checked my TweetDeck cloud, which shows me the words that are being tweeted the most that moment in the Twitterverse (I think I just threw up in my mouth a little at the overuse of Twitter-related words in that sentence…why are these words in my vocabulary?).

Among the words in the cloud: Bron, LeBron, clutch, buzzer, best ever

Immediately I knew that LeBron James had hit a clutch buzzer beater in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. However, I wish I had know this a few minutes in the past so I could watch it live myself.

You’re never going to know in advance when someone’s going to hit the winning shot at the buzzer. But you can know when the game is close in the final few minutes.

Thus, I propose a service that will text you when a game (sports of your choice) is really close in the final few minutes or going to overtime. Or when a pitcher is going for a perfect game in the eighth inning or a hitter is going for the cycle or for his 3rd home run of the day. Or when a quarterback starts a two-minute drill.

Basically, an alert that lets you know that you should drop what you’re doing and go turn on the TV for a few minutes to witness something spectacular and memorable. I don’t have the time to sit at the computer and watch ESPN refresh, but I can always spare a minute or two when Bron Bron has a chance to hit a winning fadeaway 3-pointer.

(Also, like most of my ideas, I’m guessing this already exists. Please tell me what it’s called and where I can sign up.)