Athletes more prepared for real world?
You know the stereotype: Since the beginning of secondary education, the "nerds" have looked condescendingly at the "jocks," knowing that eventually the athletes' inability to perform academically would allow the non-athletes to rise to the top of society.
The rivalry has provided comfort to nerds for ages.
From ancient Greece
Sure, he can pin a man twice his size in pankration, but can he configure and operate a watermill? I think not.