Glenn at Hi. I’m black! has an interesting post: My Failure As An Athlete, or, Why I’m Doing Data Entry Instead of Playing Minor League Baseball. It was one of my favorite posts over the weekend and I meant to link to it, but I was kind of busy Saturday. I’m looking forward to future installments.
I like Wince‘s comment contrasting why intelligence and athleticism are someone similar in this regard. The advantage for intelligence is there is not the same time limit on success as there is in athletics.