I was trying to gather materials on Cape Town jazz. The process was slow going. Finally, a technical difficulty forced me to stop the research and spend the remainder of the afternoon watching the Super Bowl. I watched the last two quarters and this is what I saw: a lot of players with pronounced beer bellies. Now how can a man who looks no better than a couch potato be an athlete? I have a suspicion that American football is not really a sport, but something closer to professional wrestling. A sport is performed by an athlete, and the body of an athlete is agonized (in the Greek root meaning of that word) into shape by that sport. The body of a man who performers a sport is an athletic body. A man with a beer belly can never be an athlete.