Faith Hill leaving Sunday Night Football is interesting mostly because it reminds us that Faith Hill was -- for something like six years -- employed by Sunday Night Football. "This Kiss," and then helmet-to-helmet hits, every week. Counterprogramming, I think they call that.
We've seen cultural institutions move in this direction for decades: First, you look revolutionary. Then you dominate a niche. And then you try your damnedest to escape that niche entirely and pretend you never had it.