Does the Bible say to teach a man to hit a curve and he'll eat forever? Does It say to teach a man to run a 4.2 40-yard dash to do the same? No. It advises to teach a man to fish, and he will eat forever.
The same could apply to FLW Fantasy Fishing which begins on with the start of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour schedule on February 28, 2008. If you are the overall winner, one million dollars is your reward and that can buy a lot of food!
I had the good fortune to attend the rollout of the game and had to the opportunity to talk with the first angler to win $1 million in a tournament, Scott Suggs. A more down-to-Earth superstar I have never met.
Despite the excitement you see when he's in his element, Scott was reserved and approachable. Over breakfast, he mentioned the opportunity to reach more and more people that FLW Fantasy Fishing will give its participants, and he is excited about doing whatever he can to promote the sports his loves so much. When he asked what other sport allowed its fans to so simply emulate its heroes as fishing, I could only think about the difficulties of hitting curveballs and trying to get that 40 time under six.
Following my team of anglers, of which Scott Suggs with surely be on, is a great way to introduce my sons to one of the oldest professions in man's history. The game also offers up early sign-on rewards. For those who enter on the follwing dates will be eligible for millions more if they pick the Top 7 anglers in order.
- 12/21/2007 through 12/28/2007 - $5 million
- 12/29/2007 through 01/05/2007 - $4 million
- 01/06/2007 through 01/14/2007 - $3 million
- 01/15/2007 through 02/27/2007 - $1 million
And "yes", I do hope to fill a Fake Teams Fantasy Fishing League.