Jim Munro | Writer | Video monkey | Digital editor
Football, Formula 1 and Boxing, I've been a world champion at them all... in my head. As I knew I'd never have a hope of beating the great and the good — or anybody with a pulse for that matter — the only way to move among sport's living legends has been to work for over 20 years as a journalist for The Sunday Times and The Sun. That's why I look so knackered.
I've been lucky enough to experience the respectful buzz in a room when the likes of Bobby Moore and Don King have walked in. I've chatted alone with Evander Holyfield while he's chomped on a McDonalds, told off England's legendary keeper Gordon Banks for making me cry when I was nine by saving a Geoff Hurst penalty... and talking of Sir Geoff, I once had him clambering around a grassy bank outside a country pub for 40 minutes trying to get a phone signal as we swapped stories about our first love... West Ham.
I've also received life advice from the most positive Dark Destroyer you could ever wish to meet - Nigel Benn - talked about Eidur Gudjohnsen's "left-handed foot" with Jose Mournho, stood alongside young David Beckham as he's shopped in the World Cup 98 store in the centre of Paris, quizzed Damon Hill over THAT collision with Michael Schumacher in 1994 while holed up in a remote hotel in former East Germany...
It's a geat feeling to be able to look a sporting legend in the eye and hear them relive some of the greatest or most controversial moments from their career. A few of my personal favourites can be found tucked away on this site.
Video interview with Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 2011 British Grand Prix
Click on the panel below to see a selection of my front page articles for The Sunday Times