I was fascinated by the documentary charting cricketer Freddie Flintoff’s four-month effort to become a boxer.
Anyone who has a commitment to exercise impresses me and during his 16-week training stint, he was so focused, I was in awe.
As the countdown to the fight approached, you were willing him to win.
And with a coach in the shape of Barry McGuigan and his trainer Barry’s son, he was always in with the best fighting chance.
The pleasure when he could forget his diet and tuck into a curry made me smile. It was similar to Jodie Marsh’s show about becoming a bodybuilder and again, her commitment to her goal was impressive.
Freddie came across as a decent bloke who was happy to lose three stones and get fit too.
Then, I watched a documentary about Jose Mourhino.
Again, another fascinating man who has dedicated his life to sport.
My favourite line from the Chelsea manager had to be during one team talk when he said he wasn’t going to put pressure on them to win but they couldn’t lose.
Yep, male logic at work.