First off, I didn’t fish…at friggin’ Sam Rayburn! Wanted to cry, didn’t. Settled for a binky…. Hey — was an adult binky! Okay really, here’s a couple shots from it:
Me, Z and Koby Kreiger — Z’s telling you we got rained out Sunday:
Are these guys scary or what? Kinda look like they wanna fight:
Check Swindle teachin’ the Bears’ Willie Young some bassin’ gang signs…Ott’s trying not to be involved lol:
What do you think these guys are talkin’ ’bout (one guess):
The Lees reenacting Matt showing Jordan what turned out to be the Classic-winning spot on Google Earth (hahaha just joshin’!):
Local hammers Cory Rambo and Rusty Clark with their winning limit of 31.34, with a 9.95 kicker (big fish). Said they fished deep (12-18′) with a 6th Sense Cloud 9 C15 crank (candy citrus shad) and C-rigged a 6″ Big Bite Baits Lizard (tilapia, a great color). Bottom pic is the incognito version (get it?):
Fat Cat was the emcee! Last but not least, the whole reason fer it — officers Ted Dahlin and Chris Knowlton with Elliott the K9 and B-Rob:
K9s4Cops is the only charity in the U.S. that provides dawgs for the 5-0. Very cool. Support ’em if that speaks to you.
Fave moments from the shindig:
> Went out for a run Saturday morning, and these football dudes come up behind me. We’re getting to this big downhill and then a big uphill. I’m like, no friggin’ way are these guys gonna school me on these hills. I look at them, they look at me, and it’s on. Had a couple lead changes, but I beat ’em all yo! We’re sucking wind at the top of the hill and a guy who looks like a superhero just no spandex comes up and says, “Hey man, I’m AP. Nice run.” Come to find out that was Adrian Peterson!
Okay made that one up hahaha! But pretty sure I could’ve beat at least one of the D-line guys…and Powroznik…. Here’s a couple serious ones:
> We were all checking out some Costa shades indoors so it was kinda dark. I put on the Howlers asked Jacob Wheeler how they looked. He says, “You have a small head.” I was like, yeah thanks, I was talkin’ about the glasses. lol #nofilter
> Dean Rojas can eat more crawfish than an NFL lineman. For real. Impressive.
> AP’s brother Derrick was so stoked to go fishing with KVD — “the Michael Jordan of fishing,” he called him. We’re standing on the dock waiting for 96 to dump his boat in, and Kevin’s killing time fishing a jerkbait. Bang! He smacks one, and Derrick was blown away. He was like, KVD’s been fishing for 2 minutes off the dang dock and already caught one! Videoed the whole thing. Loved seeing that. Made me remember what a mystery is fishing is to some peeps.
Here’s a weird one for you: You had a hard time telling the NFL guys from the bass pros…physique-wise, I mean.
HAHAHA! Seriously, after seeing how giant those guys are and thinking about what it must feel like to get hit by that kind of force, they deserve every penny they make, man. Would you like to get a Coke machine dropped on you repeatedly for a period of years? How much is that worth to you??