Monday, October 24, 2011

Black and Blue

Wow. Following my health scare on Thursday, everything turned around on Sunday. The All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup in a titanic struggle against France at Eden Park ending a 24 year drought. And Manchester City went to Old Trafford and smashed Manchester United 6-1. What a day.

Sport is so much part of life and has been for 2,000 years. I’m not a big fan of individual sports but I’m hooked by the drama and passion of team sport. Both these games demonstrated massive commitment, spirit and skills from my lifetime obsessions – the All Blacks and Manchester City. In both cases, terrific individual performances were overshadowed by outstanding team performances. Today was a great day to be alive (especially as I can remember it all!).