I tend to get very nervous while watching figure skating competitions. If it's a live broadcast, I will sometimes turn away from the TV and mute it while my favorites are skating. Whether I watch or not, I’ll sit there with sweaty palms, quickened heartbeat, the whole nine yards. (I feel a bit guilty that I get this nervous and emotionally invested because I’m not even the one doing the skating ) My family teases me about how tense I get. I say all this as a preamble to a discussion of self-inflicted spoiling. As I’ve gotten older and gained an increasing love for figure skating, and as the internet has become more extensive, I find myself seeking out the results of competitions right after they happen when possible, even if I won’t get to watch the TV coverage until later. I do this with gymnastics, my other favorite sport, as well. During the 2012 Olympics, I kept a close eye on USA Gymnastics’ Twitter feed as they posted live updates. Then, when I watched the primetime broadcast, I was less nervous and could relax more because I already knew the results. I find that knowing the results doesn’t ruin my enjoyment of competitions. I very much enjoy seeing the process of how everything unfolds. I usually get just as excited when I see the outcome unfold, even if I knew what it was before I started watching the event. Am I a complete weirdo for getting so nervous when watching figure skating? How do you all deal with your fan nerves? Does anyone else actually prefer to know the results before they watch the TV coverage? I really hope I’m not the only figure skating fan who does this. Am I a “bad fan” because I don’t want to be surprised? I’m quite curious about what you all think, so have at it!