I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
Biz hundert azoi ve tzvansik.
Seems to me that the football boys might have been at a disadvantage. The SEALS, like most other branches, preach true physical fitness. An NCAA S&C program preaches fitness, but with maximized mass. Doing ANYTHING in sand is tougher when you weigh more, muscle or no.