Kurt Hancock lives and breathes his rugby league ... you only have to mention the game and he's like one of those toy Lightning Mcqueens.
Anyone with a four-year-old will know what I'm talking about: wind him up and watch him go.
But there's a good reason behind Hancock's ability to talk footy ad nauseum.
For the former St Pat's player and coach, the sport, well it's more than a sport - it's everything.
It's also why you're unlikely to find anyone in the region with a busier schedule than the current Western Rams under 18s mentor and Cowra Magpies head coach.
Monday a game review video session, Tuesday more video on the opposition, Wednesday Cowra training (although Steve Sutton takes the reins there at most mid-week training runs), Thursday a rare day off, Friday travel to Cowra for Magpies training, Saturday travel with Rams - often to the far reaches of NSW - Sunday game day.
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Monday arrives and away we go again.
Never mind the shift work Hancock completes as his regular day job near Lithgow, underground, which is Monday to Thursday.
"And I'll wake up to 20 missed phone calls most mornings, too," Hancock adds. "It's full on but footy is who I am."
And, without doubt, the big winner is Western Rams.
The region's juniors have benefited greatly from Hancock's mentorship, tutelage which has continued into 2019 with his coaching in the Daley Cup.
All I do is sit back on game day and they just play footy.- Hancock on his undefeated Western Rams side ahead of their Daley Cup semi-final at Forster.
In the three seasons prior to this one, Hancock has coached the Rams under 16s and in each year the group has made the country championship final, winning in 2017 and 2018.
Hancock will tell you the parents and the players really drive the program, but coaching like his and that of Tony Woolnough, as well as those that have been in the program before, think Cameron Greenhalgh and Paul McDonald, make it an easy program to get on board with.
There's no drama travelling to training, the satellite sessions in Bathurst, Parkes and Dubbo have made that abundantly easier as well.
Players are well prepared. Game plans well thought out, executed even better.
"I think now too," Hancock adds. "Over last couple of years with the Penrith Panthers on board there's a pathway now for the player to go an achieve their goal at the highest level.
"Young players know that all of a sudden and the standards rise and they keep rising.
"It makes things easy as a coach; we just give them all the right tools to be successful and then on game day put a few structures into place to bring the best out of them. All I do is sit back on game day and they just play footy."
And so here we are in 2019, I'm not sure Hancock will be so relaxed on game day this weekend.
Both Western teams are again undefeated but will travel up to Forster on the NSW mid-north coast for their Johns Cup and Daley Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
Another big week for the man these boys call Hank but there's little doubt both Western teams will make the five hour trek to the coast well prepared.
Why? "Because it's good to give back," Hancock said.
"(Rugby league) has given me everything I've got and it's taken me places where I've been really, really lucky."
Which is something Hancock would love for the Western boys to take out of this campaign.
At the end of the day, bush footy is me.- Kurt Hancock.
Sure, he played with the Newcastle Knights, but the sport has given the now Cowra mentor much, much more than an NRL experience.
"We're trying to drive into these under 18s boys; you don't have to play NRL to get what you need out of rugby league," he added.
"For example I got my apprenticeship and just about every job I've had through rugby league. I got to go to Paris for a bit and play footy over there for a couple of years ... but you can't beat bush footy.
"At the end of the day, bush footy is me."
Cowra turned to the 2014 premiership-winning coach this season after Steve Sutton helped resurrect the swoopers last winter.
They ultimately fell two points short of a title, going down 12-10 to Panthers in the big dance, but it's a margin Hancock says Cowra can make up in 2019.
"We're sort of just scratching at the surface with what this team can do," he said looking ahead to his Group 10 campaign with Cowra.
"This competition changes as soon as (the weather) starts warming up. A couple of weeks leading into the semis and the footy goes bang ... it's wow."
But first, before we get anywhere near Spring and footy in September, Hancock has his trip to Forster to worry about.
The Johns Cup and Daley Cup competitions envelope the rugby league-mad mentor in February and March and he says it wouldn't hurt if the NRL immersed itself in the competition, even just a little bit.
The talent is clearly there across the board, even more so in the green and white division.
"We need the NRL clubs to invest in this comp so it stays at a high level," Hancock said. "I've got nothing but praise for this competition and what it's done for our players here."
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