But I completely understand that "the truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it" -Ayn Rand, and that is clearly something these individuals do not care to discover. Not everyone grows up, but hopefully some of these people do.
I am not a brute, or a jock; I consider myself of more the intellectual/artistic type. I am the guy who finds humor and enjoyment in the subtleties of conversation or in an intellectual conversation, and not one whose pride and values are bounded at my physical abilities or how funny the masses thought my "come-back" was. I do not put physical activity outside of my capacity for enjoyment, but I do place it below intellectual endeavors. I think its rather obvious that I'm talking about football, and if you haven't figured it out already, you never would have anyway. I enjoy staying in shape and bettering my physical condition and the challenge of the game, but I don't like the lack of respect I get from my teammates.
So before any "choir kid" or any other non-sport judges me, they should understand that I'm not some football meathead, but merely an intellectual who remains involved in the physical endeavors that I have been committed to since early childhood. I am an intellectual at heart and in mind, but I find pride, not shame, in the fact that I can also take part in sports and do well while still taking AP and Honors classes. Judge me if you like, but I and the very smart Ayn Rand would likely say you are one who denies reason.