My mother (83 years old) will watch any sport on TV and expect to see someone she knows. She'll say something like "Cousin George is going to the Masters golf tournament...I wonder if I'll see him on TV?" If I went to the Red Sox game, she'd spend the evening trying to spot me in the crowd.
In her defense, she does seem to run into someone familiar everywhere she goes. Once she was on vacation in Canada and walked up to a woman, saying "Don't I know you from somewhere?" Turns out that she did!