If this were any place else but Florida, Brian Snowden could already be counting his money from winning the Bassmaster Elite Series Sunshine Showdown.
"You're going to see a couple of guys today that are not very high in the top 50 jump up and make the top 12. And you'll have a couple of guys who are way up there who will fall today."
"This is one of those lakes where it's real easy to go from a hero to a zero."
Usually the first day of a Bassmaster Elite Series event provides a pretty solid pecking order for predicting who will make the top 50 cut that occurs after the Day Two weigh-in.
Brewer pitched for seven seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1993 through 1999, mostly as a middle reliever.
Weather warnings barked out from bullhorns by BASS officials cautioned the boaters to be wary of today's forecast, calling for winds to gust to 35 mph from the south with damaging straight-line winds blowing across the area with the approach of a strong frontal passage.
If you could use some inspiration for overcoming adversity, you need only look at the top of the Day One leaderboard
"It's unbelievable, dude," Kriet said. "I don't think anybody around here works.
Alton Jones is living the dream right now for winning the 38th. Bassmaster Classic.
Alton Jones wins the Bassmaster Classic and fulfills his dreams.