Aside from the fact that they both were, in their own ways, sailor men, Fr. Rob Jack makes another connection between the two:
Where do we get out strength? If you asked Popeye the Sailor, he would tell you it is from eating Spinach. If you were to ask an Olympic athlete, he or she would tell you it is from eating their Wheaties. If you were to ask St. Paul, he would say that his strength comes from Jesus Christ.
Find the full text, as well as other daily Pauline thoughts at Fr. Rob’s blog.