It always amazes me how a sporting event can have such a dramatic effect on a nation.
The Rugby World Cup is under way and All Blacks fans all over New Zealand will live and breathe every moment as our team fight for their third consecutive title in Japan.
Trust me, I get it. I'm as invested in the All Blacks' success as anyone, I just find it fascinating to watch hundreds of thousands Kiwis unite behind a common interest.
You just have to look at the public outrage caused by a few glitches in the Spark Sport streaming