The opening of the Commonwealth Games didn't get much of a look in on the English front pages. The Peaches Geldof inquest obviously dominated the tabloids, but for the rest, maybe the problem wasn't so much a lack of interest in the Games, as that the pictures from Glasgow just weren't that good.
The Mail had a picture of the Queen that could have been taken anywhere, the Guardian offered the ultimate product placement to Tunnock's teacakes and the Telegraph and i offered an inflatable Loch Ness Monster.
The Scottish editions were clearly obliged to make a fuss of the event, but they're all a bit of a mess, with the exception of The Times, which came up with its usual wraparound plus a "proper" front that was far more appealing than the national edition with its weeping Dutch Queen.
The Scotsman and the Herald both tried the poster front formula, but they both just missed: the Herald's heading gets lost and the Scotsman's elegance is betrayed by that uncomfortable colloquialism.
The Telegraph, below, fared a little better with its tidy composite, also on pages 2 and 3. But Rod could have been on any stage and the fact that he was surrounded by seven smaller pictures suggests none was good enough to stand alone.
The Times has one of the most appealing pictures of the day in the top righthand corner of its spread, combining the Red Arrows, a golden sunset and colourful crowds in the "Live Zone".
Any joy in that spread dissipated on turning the page, however. There we found that Cheryl Cole has not only changed her name, but has also dyed her hair. The use of such a pointless photograph for no reason other than to fill space with a pretty woman is a far greater sin than any over-drenching of pictures elsewhere. To give you the full flavour, the caption is reproduced in full.