'You kick like a girl'... from unfounded insult to accolade in a matter of weeks. Why? Because thanks to the FIFA Women's World Cup and the BBC's coverage of it, more audiences have been able to watch or listen to, enjoy and celebrate women's football than ever before this summer. Steph Houghton and her England teammates have certainly been putting on a show in Canada...
The Women's World Cup has been action packed. I've loved every minute of it. Like an ever growing army of people, I'm counting down the hours until our Lionesses take on hosts Canada in Vancouver in the wee small hours of Sunday morning. And I'm fortunate enough to be cheering them on in person.
Although the public will revel in blaming the player's demise on a lavish lifestyle few can afford, many downfalls are a result of impressionable young athletes taking advice from supposedly reputable advisors who in reality have the ethics of a common criminal.
On Tuesday lunchtime Stuart Lancaster addressed the press for the first time from inside the England Rugby World Cup Training Camp; all fifty players had arrived at Pennyhill Park the day before and were in the middle of their first double day of training.
For a generation of wrestling enthusiasts, Justin Roberts' golden voice was a gateway to their best loved matches. Having excited and inspired crowds around the world, Roberts' was in London to meet and greet his fans as part of PSI's inaugural London Wrestling Convention.
If I'm honest, I was surprised to hear that he'd said it in the first place, and even though I'm sure the TV interviewers will bring it up, I'm rather hoping he doesn't say it again. He's trodden the line so well both on and off court for so many years, but I think this time Roger got it wrong.
For fun. For strength. To center myself within this world. To feel alive, to feel rain on my face and to sleep under the light of distant stars. To marvel at sunrises and fields of wildflowers. For the experience itself.
PSI ran an event at which thousands of fans got to meet more than 20 wrestling stars. The talent, from their tweets, appear to have been very pleased with the convention. The majority of the fans are pleased with what they received and surely PSI must be feeling proud of their efforts. We can't wait to see what they have planned for next year...
Here's a question. You're going to an interview, or perhaps having to address some very important people with your ideas and views; what colour do you wear? What colour of clothing will subconsciously command more respect for you? Well, it's probably going to be blue.
With less than 100 days to go the countdown is finally upon us, as the Rugby World Cup trophy makes its away around Britain. But what about a host nation legacy plan? Who is set-up to deliver the longer term economic boost for Britain's nations and regions? Over the years VisitBritain, and, the wider tourism industry, has proven it can deliver.