At the risk of provoking a lynch mob that will burn down my house (which, incidentally, missed the worst of yesterday's intense hail and wind storm, thanks for asking), may I be possibly the first to say that I am finding the amount of media time devoted to Phillip Hughes's death via cricket accident is just a little bit over the top?
Obviously it's sad, and has drama, and was rare, and he apparently had a grand future ahead of him, etc. And of course, fame at a national sport means more public interest than, say, when a jockey dies from a horse fall, as seems to have been happening a lot lately.
Despite acknowledging all of that, I still think it's been a bit OTT, the coverage and reaction.
There, it's said. The 2.5 other people in the nation who share this view now know they are not alone.