Today, as the arena lights come up, as the confetti falls, as the man on stage hoists the biggest trophy of this sport above his head, as all that happens and you rise clapping to your feet, do this for me ...
"This is the moment! This is the day, When I send all my doubts and demons On their way … " Dateline: Ding … Enough with the hoopla. Enough, ALREADY, with the jacket and tie stuff. Your chicken dinner banquets are over. All that is left is the headlight lit darkened launch ramp, tomorrow's sunrise, the national anthem and then just this: 06:59:58. 06:59:59 Go.
Saying PeeWee is enough to identify the man whose 26 years behind the B.A.S.S. center stage comes to an end.
Barone gets down to finding out not what's left for KVD to accomplish, but what there is he wants to accomplish.
The infant daughter of Elite angler Byron Haseotes and his wife Tiffany died in early January 2012.
How KVD does it has been discussed, but db digs into the Why.
Now more than ever so, I find, life is such a gift, so fragile of a gift, and because of that I find that I am now have a whole different perception of people, I find myself accepting people more now for what they are, and how special everyone is than I ever felt before.
Last night, alone in my hotel room, at 59 years of age, I realized that all my life I have been fishing for socks.
If you are just thrilled to be here at the Fed Nation Championship, this is as far as you are going. Enjoy the ride, you'll be going home.
For one Fed Nation angler, the 2012 Championship will be his final fishing trip with his father.