Appointing Stuart Lancaster as England's head coach was, in the end, a no-brainer.
Graham Lee's reinvention of himself as a Flat jockey, announced on Tuesday, seems certain to mean the end of his highly successful career over obstacles, which included victory in the Grand National and three wins at the Cheltenham Festival in 2005, when he was top rider at the meeting.
It is doubtful whether any of the English batsmen would have been brave enough or foolish enough to articulate what many were thinking when England started their pursuit of 340 runs for victory.
This was worse than the UAE, much worse.
Tiger Woods is a winner again, the new favourite for the coming Masters at Augusta and, perhaps most significantly, the man to beat in golf.
Two Lancastrians now share fifth place in the list of English wicket-takers.
Warren Gatland will lead the Six Nations champions Wales on their three-Test summer tour to Australia even though he will have been appointed the head coach for the British and Irish Lions Australia tour next year.
The relief was obvious and so was the message sent from the final green at Bay Hill on a throwback Sunday afternoon.
In rugby terms, it does not get much bigger than this.
Porsche completed a dominant display in qualifying for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, locking out the front three grid positions, breaking records and putting almost a three-second gap on their nearest rivals, Audi, before the serious business of the race itself begins on Saturday afternoon.
“You guys can decide if he [Cookson] has done a good job … plenty of people would argue he’s laid down on a lot of things.