Has the World Cup brought the re-enchantment of the globe? A look to Johan Huizinga's classic "Homo Ludens" on the question of whether sport is a religion.
When a skinny, immigrant kid named Angelo Siciliano made a visit to New York's Coney Island beach, a lifeguard kicked sand in his face. Angelo pledged to get even. After devoting himself to exercise and stretching, he returned to the beach. A friend told him he looked like Atlas. Years later he changed his name legally to Charles Atlas.