Oh wow, I'm glad this got bumped up to the top of my feed. I would've completely missed it otherwise.
That was brilliant read. It's one thing to conceive the bizarre idea of continent size games of American football (as well as all the different forms these take), but to weave that into a meaningful narrative is quite impressive. I guess it reflects what Juice said about weird being good if it's in service of something.
kb, you said in another comment that this was "one of the more brilliant applications of metafiction in a very, very long time." What other works would you recommend?