All in Sport

Revelry & Liturgy

In due time even a casual observer can be made to see that the feverish passion, sustained seriousness, daily integration and weekly pilgrimage of a typical college football adherent in the South bear an almost eerie resemblance to another kind of adherent who sings praise choruses, eats the Eucharist, obeys the Sabbath or argues with his brother about the succession to Muhammad.