Can’t MLB announcers resist using football metaphors in baseball’s autumn wane? No, of course not, because football insists upon itself–this week’s point of dogma–and imposes itself, vocally, into all areas of American life! In baseball, on the other hand, we see a sport comfortable in its own skin, able to express itself as one instance (i.e. game) in the context of a broader art. Amen! But wait! Is football’s multitude of external features an expression of the sport’s innate genetic code of excitement? No! Externalities like smoke and billowing American flags are not an expression of the excitement; in fact, they are the excitement–because football is boring!