* This is only a little bit related, but did you know Brazil star Kaka was an evangelical Protestant? And that he was a virgin until he got married in 2006? Coming from Brazil, that even puts famous celibate A.C. Green to shame.
* The buzz about a vuvuzela ban isn't going away: now Lionel Messi, Robin Van Persie, and Cristiano Ronaldo all request that the noise be turned down. But the odds of FIFA issuing an imperial decree against "the symbol of South African football," in Africa's first World Cup, are lower than Ronaldo deciding to turn down an invitation to do some more underwear modeling.
* Speaking of Ronaldo -- and, really, when isn't one speaking of Ronaldo? -- Nike's "Write the Future" ad isn't far off: he's getting his own wax statue at Madame Tussaud's. No word yet on whether he's complained about not being the only figure represented in the museum.