When BASSTrakk showed Mike Iaconelli with 18 pounds, 4 ounces late yesterday afternoon, then he actually weighed 18-14, jaws dropped all across America. Had "Big Eyes" Ike, who always over-estimates his weight, suddenly gotten a new pair of glasses?
"That never happens," Iaconelli said. "Here's the biggest thing - my marshal today is a middle school principal, and before that he was a math teacher. So he knows what the fish weigh. I don't take any of the credit. Normally I over-guess. But I looked at it like, he's a mathematician. He's going to get it right. And that's what happened."
We'll see how well Iaconelli learned his math lesson today.