It's given me plenty of time to catch up on some reading material. I was given Andre Agassi's autobiography and I'd have to say my views on the man changed after reading it.
I'll always be an admirer of his as a tennis player but the manner in which he comes across on other levels wouldn't appeal to me. I have just picked up 'Too Big to Fail: Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street.'
My Munster team-mate Felix Jones has a wonderful collection when it comes to boxing, on a couple of hard drives, and I have spent a lot of time watching the Boxing 24/7 series, which includes pre-fight build-up including training sessions, the fights themselves and the post fight pronouncements of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton. After watching that, I missed the training even more!
I gave up watching 'The Pacific' - it is nowhere near as good as 'Band of Brothers' - and instead took in a few matches (Cork v Kerry, draw and replay, and the Monaghan v Armagh game) in the Munster and Ulster Football Championships.
I haven't watched much of the soccer World Cup but that'll be something that will change later in the tournament.
The defeat against the All Blacks was hugely disappointing and a little bit shocking. I'm not a great spectator at the best of times but that was an excruciating morning's viewing.
(Regarding the injury), things are on the mend and I am heading in the right direction. It's been a slow, at times desperately so, process but I can see the finishing line, which is important mentally and physically.
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