Noel is fantastic. Him and Russell Brand used to have a show on Talksport radio in UK, and it was just brilliant.
I figured he was a sports nut when I saw him. He was in Philadelphia and Joe Frazier had just died that day. Midway in the show he took a break and started giving a real nice heartfelt tribute Smokin Joe. It sure sounded like he was a big boxing fan and had lost a childhood favorite. Funny he let his persona slip for a sec.