Maybe your favorite sports season has arrived, or if you’re like millions of other sports fans, you follow and support various sports year round. While watching a game or match in person is every sports fan’s dream, it’s not always possible.

Fortunately, thanks to today’s technology, you can stay connected to your favorite sports. Want to do more than catch a game on cable television or pay-per-view, take a look at what else modern technology has to offer.

Social Media

Every sports fan has at least one favorite athlete. Social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram, makes it easier to feel more “connected” to your top pick athlete. Not only can you see what he or she is up to during the off season but you can offer your support year round.

While your star athlete may not spend a lot of time interacting on social media, there are many athletes who do interact, and they make their fans feel like an extension of family.

Social media is also a great way to stay connected and know when special events are coming up. Some teams will have ticket giveaways or even contests for merchandise and other team-related things.

Can’t make it to a game? Watch Twitter feeds or a friend’s Facebooks posts for updates on the game.

Online Fantasy Leagues

According to Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), there are over 59 million people playing in fantasy leagues in North America. Fantasy sports leagues have been around for awhile, and if you played in the past, it was probably with a small group of friends or with colleagues at work.

While it’s a fun way to get amped up for a sports season, online fantasy leagues make it easier to connect and compete with a larger group of fans (and if you win, you can probably win a lot more than an office pool).

Playing Your Favorite Sport Online

While playing on a fantasy league can be a great way to connect with like-minded sports fans, sometimes it’s just fun to play your favorite sport on your own time. Love to play and watch poker? Check out the best online casino and play a few games.

Do you like to play Madden NFL in your downtime? Rather than sitting at home and playing from a game console, check out mobile versions of the game (and other similar types of sports games) so you can play while on the go.

Live Streaming

In the past, if you wanted to catch an International match or even a Poker competition, you either had to track down someone who had cable television (and had the channel) or attend the event in person, neither was very successful and you just had to wait to hear the end results.

Today, live streaming makes it easier for all types of sports fans to cheer on their favorite players, regardless of the sport, from the comfort of their home. While some events can still be difficult to get access to, many streaming services like Roku have a variety of convenient and affordable options.