What you missed while sparkin' with Betty Lou behind the barn during the hoe-down ...
• NBA: Pistons beat Suns to remain undefeated, annoying Larry Brown no end.
• Tagliabue to Los Angeles: 'The NFL will return!' Dramatic and all, but the long-stemmed pipe made him look ridiculous.
• NHL: Sullivan's three goals lead Nashville over Dallas 5-3, about which we're sure there will be a Country & Western song written over the next two or three days.