After thrilling international travel, all Keith wants to do is rant about our nation’s great shame! Football is more a conversation than a sport. There’s so much dead time (between plays, between games) that talk is football’s dominant feature and lousy contribution to American culture. Also, why do spectators prefer to divide their attention among a dozen games? They’re sports tourists! Baseball gives us a wonderful sequence of events, entirely contained in one game! Abomination: Inter-league play in MLB.