Employees enjoy trophy's brief appearance

The newly redesigned Bassmaster Classic trophy arrived in the B.A.S.S. headquarters office yesterday, and employees were quick to have their pictures taken with it. Some of them may have been known to take selfies with the coveted hardware.

Jim Sexton, VP of digital for B.A.S.S., was the first to have his photo taken with the future world champion's mantel display.

From Birmingham, the trophy will travel to Little Rock, Ark., to serve as an important prop in videos shot by JM Associates in preparation for the Classic. Then, the trophy will come back to Birmingham to rest on top of the podium on the Classic stage before it's handed off to the winner of the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing.