Not really "jocks" in the American sense though are they? The first example is if anything the altruistic opposite of the jock ideal while the second is just sad.Not a fan of soccer then?
We Brits love Alpha male sports stars. Only the other week a soccer player got the Prime Minister of the UK to change his mind on summer holiday school dinners for those in need. ;0)
We, as a nation, even forgave Rooney for banging our grannies.... We love a sports jock!