A coordinated swap of kidneys for transplant from five donors to five unrelated patients at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore inspired the same autumnal metaphor. ABC's John MacKenzie saw "something out of an NFL playbook" diagramming the X's and O's. CBS' Sharyn Alfonsi called the head surgeon "John Madden on Game Day." But then Alfonsi got the metaphor mixed: "a surgical square dance," she called it, in "quick tempo."
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