Wow, what a whirlwind several days I've had since the B.A.S.S. transaction was completed. My goodness, now we're going to actually have to do what we said we were going to do.
An agreement in principle was announced in August by ESPN and the transaction was completed Monday. "Under the direction of Don Logan, Jerry McKinnis and Jim Copeland, B.A.S.S. will be well positioned to serve anglers' interests for many years to come," said George Bodenheimer, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, ESPN. Inc.
Each of the new owners of B.A.S.S. optimistically talks about his new business endeavor and desire to get started.
The new owners of B.A.S.S. discuss the future of the organization.
Arkansas has a great Sports Hall of Fame that inducts several new sports figures each year. This is a Sports Hall of Fame not an Outdoor Hall of Fame.
A collegiate angler will get the opportunity to compete against the top professional bass anglers in the Bassmaster Classic.
I've yapped about a lot of things but one thing I've neglected to do is tell more about my two partners in the endeavor of purchasing B.A.S.S, Jim Copeland and Don Logan.
I went on over to St Louis to attend a Hall of Fame function for my old school — Ritenour High School. Several outstanding individuals were inducted into the Ritenour Hall of Fame that night but I was there for the honor being given to the Grubbs family.
Remember me telling you that I spent a couple of days in New York City recently? Well, here's my first story for you.
I've wanted to touch all members of B.A.S.S. from grass roots to Elite pro and find out what your concerns and needs are.