Did we crack the code of fun in baseball!? Further discussion about what makes a team fun reveals a crucial equation: competence + personality & uniqueness of players + the stakes confronting the team = a team being fun to watch. Football yanks the fun from its teams by making every game “matter” and indispensable to win. If you’re competent in football, you’re invisible. Later discussion focuses on how conversations around football compel people to speculate on a team’s needs as if they were the coach, and are usually far off the mark; whereas, in baseball, fans talk about specific mechanical–or aesthetic–elements, such as a batting stance or fielding technique. #&$%! Football is almost here!