[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," played college soccer at William & Mary in 1981-83 after playing youth and high school ball in Central New Jersey. His affinity for the game was on display last week when he had on his show the great Pele.
Pele, who is promoting his new book "Why Soccer Matters," shared a anecdote about how when he saw his father cry for the first time -- after Brazil lost to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup -- he promised him he'd win a World Cup for Brazil.
He also surprised Stewart -- known as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz when he played for William & Mary -- with the gift of an autographed jersey.
The interview is preluded nicely with a brief Pele highlight reel.