I record every "live" show I intend to watch and start watching it late, sportsd or reality TV... doesn't matter. Because of all of the commercials and wasted time, I generally catch up to the live event just before the end of it anyway. Nothing spoiled, time gained. Takes me about 20 minutes to watch an entire 3 hour football broadcast without missing a single play (you can easily start after halftime). It takes maybe 30 minutes to watch a full baseball game. Sports are not remotely "DVR proof". No one actually thinks or believes that. What they actually are is "cord cutter" proof, because you can't legally view them through any other service.