Commandeering the telly over the weekend can be particularly tricky.
Compromise tends to be the watchword in the Smith household, and I’m sure in many households up and down the country, as the age old fight over the remote is played out relatively peacefully.
CBeebies, Call The Midwife, whatever’s on Netflix, Sky Sports, BT Sport. it’s usually argued over at some stage in a weekend but someone backs down.
Not this weekend though. Sport conquers all.
And what a weekend we have in prospect, particularly for folk in Courier Country.
Dundee United travel to Hampden hoping to book their spot in the League Cup final at Aberdeen’s expense, and it is sure to be a superb atmosphere on what’s been hyped as Semi-Final Saturday.
The only disappointment perhaps is that the game isn’t on TV for armchair fans and neutrals, although the thousands of fans making their way to the national stadium will surely get their money’s worth.
There’s plenty happening elsewhere as well.
Dundee at home to Hamilton in the league might well play second fiddle in the newspapers, but in terms of the race for the top six the outcome at Dens could be crucially important.
Similarly, St Johnstone are at Motherwell as Saints look to continue their good run, while in the Championship Raith go to Easter Road and Cowdenbeath are looking to make it a hat trick of wins against Queen of the South.
The League One title race is also hotting up as Forfar play rivals Morton at Station Park, Dunfermline go to Ayr, and Brechin visit Airdrie, while things are also interesting in League Two as Arbroath entertain East Fife and a new look Montrose host Annan.
So if you are braving the cold on Saturday afternoon, I suppose the message has to be that there’s something for everyone.
And once the final whistles have blown up and down the country, there’s even the mouthwatering prospect of Chelsea’s game against Manchester City on Sky Sports rightly billed as a title decider – on Saturday evening to excite supporters of all persuasions.
Or the slightly less palatable in comparison to the action at Stamford Bridge Alloa v Hearts on BBC Alba at roughly the same time.
And it’s not just football of course, with plenty of rugby, golf and ice hockey among other sports on offer over the next 24-48 hours.
But then comes Sunday.
It’s meant to be a day of rest, but folk up and down the land will no doubt be up early to catch Andy Murray take on Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.
Whatever happens, it’ll be hard to take your eyes off it even if only to catch Kim Sears mouthing something untoward again.
Then there’s the main course as Celtic take on Rangers in the second League Cup semi-final at Hampden.
You might love them or loathe them, you might have your own opinions on the old club v new club row, but the clash of the two Glasgow titans certainly deserves attention.
Scottish football’s fascination with all things surrounding the Old Firm never goes away, but it’s fair to say the first game in years between the two has the potential to be many things.
A powderkeg? Let’s hope not. Entertaining? Possibly. Must-see viewing? Definitely.
Once that’s done and dusted though, the attention of many armchair sports fans will then turn to America and Superbowl XLIX as the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots.
It might well be a case where the matchsticks are required to keep the eyes open, but it’s a sporting spectacle that few can ignore.
All in all, sports fans are spoilt for choice this weekend.
And that’s even before we start thinking about transfer deadline day on Monday
Make sure the coffee’s in.