Esteemed colleague Cathal Kelly, now headed for a well-deserved weekend away from the home office, sends along a pointer to this story, of a man in China who wasn't going to let his house burning down around him disturb his viewing of Tuesday's Spain-France game:
"When the neighbours shouted 'fire!', I took my little baby and ran out in my nightclothes," the man's wife told the paper.
"My husband paid little attention to the danger, just grabbed the television and put it under his arm.
"After getting out of the house, he then set about finding an electric socket to plug in and continue watching his game."