Why we play the game

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Hurricane Irma passes over the southeastern United States on September 11.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
Mahatma Gandhi

As I write this, my sister sits in the eye of a hurricane.

As do many sisters, as do many brothers, as do many mothers and fathers and friends.

We as a nation have been battered and bruised, when the wind comes for some of us, when the water comes for some of us, it comes for us all.

God Bless Houston.

God Bless Florida and all in the track of Irma.

God bless also all our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean for whom also the water and wind came.

God bless all of our brothers and sisters in China for whom also the water and wind came.

God bless all of us everywhere who stand face-to-face with the wind and the water, with the fires in the brush and the cracks in the earth.

It is 2:30 a.m. wherever I am here at the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, I get this screenshot from my sister, Cheryl, in Holiday, Fla….