The going got so tough for Barbados' rugby sevens side on Saturday that they were prompted to call on the son of soul star Billy Ocean.
Thirty-one-year-old Anthony Charles-Bayne made a substitute appearance for the Bajans against Canada but was unable to make any smash hits as they lost 68-5.
Quite what father Billy - real name Leslie Sebastian Charles - made of the performance is unknown, but considering the colour of Canada's kit he really should have told his son that a red shirt spells danger.
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The rugby sevens is just a weekend competition, meaning Charles-Bayne will at least stay the night, but with his side hitting such a bum note perhaps another of his dad's hits, 'There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)', might be a more appropriate soundtrack for his Glasgow 2014 experience.
Gavin Hastings was one of the rugby union world's great goal-kickers, but the Scot was left red-faced and sore after attempting to rekindle old glories.
In a kicking challenge with BBC Radio Five's Nicky Campbell and George Riley, amid a forest of tents on the Cartha Park Rugby Club pitch, Hastings, now 52, took a nasty fall.
He suffered a badly grazed arm after taking his tumble on the crucial kick, and Riley, who often covers rugby league, took the honours.
Campbell wrote on Twitter: "Glory for @georgeyboy in the kicking competition as disaster strikes for Hastings in the crucial kick. A over T."
Brian Moore, the former England hooker, was unimpressed by Hastings' fall, replying: "4.9 - a lack of symmetry and toes not fully extended."
Victorious Riley added: "A huge victory for league over union & England over Scotland. A sporting highlight to beat Gavin Hastings in @bbc5live goal kicking comp!"
There were some one-sided encounters during the opening session of the rugby sevens at Ibrox as the big guns smashed their way past their minnow opponents.
But for one couple, the home of Scottish football giants Rangers proved to be the venue for their perfect match.
IT worker James Collette, 32, dropped to one knee on the Govan turf to pop the question to 27-year-old girlfriend Lucy Sargison.
Thankfully for James, his army captain girlfriend did not kick his proposal into touch as Lucy, from Bath, said yes.
Her answer prompted a huge cheer which even managed to drown out the roar which met Sri Lanka's lone score in their 62-7 humping by Australia earlier on Saturday.
James said: "We've been together for the past two years but I've only been planning this for the last two or three months.
"The Games organisers have been great and helped a lot. I'm just delighted she said yes."
When Scottish triathlete David McNamee crashed his bike on a training ride in February he feared his career not just his place at a home Commonwealth Games was in jeopardy.
The 26-year-old smashed his wrist to pieces and, after having two metal plates inserted, the strength and movement is still limited.
But he put his troubles behind him to clinch a creditable seventh place in the individual race on Thursday and was racing for Scotland in Saturday's team relay.
McNamee said: "I have to be really thankful to my coach Joel Filliol and (development coach) Blair Cartmell, who has been there when I was at my lowest. I'm glad to be back. I love racing and it's onwards from here.
"At first I thought my season was over. I never thought I'd be back to the top level at one point so it's been a surprise to me and to quite a few people around me. Every day's a bonus right now."