...and that's about it. England's opening game in the Six Nations went pretty much like nothing had changed since the World Cup and the old regime was still in charge.
...dark. The lights went out at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium as Spurs played out their final group game in the Europa League losing 1-0 to Besiktas which ended their unbeaten group run.
...tours. The Vuelta a Espana and the Tour of Britain finished at the weekend both in their own way were grand.
...Sheffield? The 2014 Tour De France Depart through Yorkshire were reet grand.
...England. Apparently the international friendly between England and Peru at Wembley was shown live on TV in Brazil. I hope they had a suitably good laugh.
...Steve Bruce. He had one chance at redemption but he blew it, while others blow up his ego talking about what a great job he and his team did. No they didn't.
...that answers that question. Whenever I tuned into ITV4 The Professionals were on I'd get to thinking what happened to Lewis Collins?
...watching, does AVB get the blame? Spurs avoided an upset by overcoming Coventry City in the 3rd round of the FA Cup with a bit of ease.
...as planned. In fact it probably couldn't have gone worse for them. Revenge, for that's what the Newsnight “investigation” they actually showed was.
...love. Hapless, hopeless, outplayed and technically exposed when up against a half decent side, as Ukraine are - it does take a major side to embarrass them - and ultimately lucky. Very lucky.
...even worse to watch. It was excruciating watching Great Britain - no Team GB here - being thwarted by their own success in the men's road race on the first full day of the Olympics. Not just because Mark Cavendish didn't have a chance to win.
...back. After England's latest one nil, uninspiring, victory if they are going to play like Switzerland they should at least look like Switzerland.
...every football ground. The good old days of pre-Premier League football, where the box didn't resemble Come Dancing at corners.
...well. FA chairman David Bernstein was at the fifth round Cup tie to watch his future employee seal the deal on the England job. And didn't 'Arry do well.
..for Wiggins, Froome and Sky. But we should overlook all the what ifs and marvel at a great Vuelta a España that ended with two British riders on the podium.