View from the bench

Dateline: Not There

Today was a first.

Possibly one of my hardest days doing this B.A.S.S. gig.

In now a decade of covering this sport I figure I have been to probably 100 or so Elite events.

Been to probably close to somewhere near 400 Elite weigh-ins.

Have missed some weigh-ins.

Never an Elite event. Not a one since 2008.

That changed today, today I was home in Connecticut with health issues that will keep me here throughout the Texas Fest and the Elite tournament at Lake Dardenelle in Arkansas.

It was a rough day, a day filled a sense of failure, in my entire career as a columnist/reporter/producer I have never had to come off the court, come out of the game, worse yet, watch it from the bench.

I will never forget this day.

This is how it went…