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Why Don't We Show Some Excitement People!

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I'm watching the live weigh in right now and while most of the fans there are on their feet yelling and screaming, I'm a little disappointed to see a large portion of them sitting on their butts. I understand the older fans not standing up and jumping up and down but the number of men I saw sitting there with blank faces was appalling. I don't know if they're too tough to show emotion or if they just think they're too cool, but this is how I see it.

If we don't get up and show emotion for our sport how can we ever expect those who aren't involved with fishing to get into it? Look at a football game! There are grown men dressed like Indians and wearing face paint! I think if we want to help this sport grow we have to start being as vocal about it outside of the community as we are inside.

If you're in a club wear your t-shirt or sweatshirt when you're out in public! I wear my team sweatshirt all over campus and I love when people ask me about the PSU Bass club and they say they didn't even know we had a team, because then I have an opportunity to maybe interest someone in fishing and give the sport more exposure!

I know all of us here are die-hards, and we all want to see pro angling grow, so whenever we get a chance to be in the national spotlight let's make some noise and show people how exciting this sport is.

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I doubt anyone who doesn't fish would tune in to watch the event and the ones who do tune in already like to fish so all the clapping and yelling is for the birds.

Geez, I'm such a grouch

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I've been watching for an hour or so, and with the format they have I can see why it is hard to maintain much enthusiasm. Way too much time between things. I would have liked to try pitching into the fishes mouth for $100, 000! With 6 to go it is still very much up in the air. Things will get a little more amped now. I predict one the Lane boys wins it. B)

I would love to go to the classic and hang around for a few days. It would be a good time.

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I agree they could make the format a little better, and of course people who don't fish aren't going to tune in but if they happen to see the classic and half the crowd looks bored then they're definitely not going to think " Hey that sport must be awesome!"

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Yeah I don't see too many people being overjoyed if I were to walk in dressed and in war paint like I've been known to do for the Raiders games. It might attract a few Goths and maybe some bikers, but that's probably about it.

Your the one who made the football reference.

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Day 1 of the Pittsburgh Classic was louder than today's final weigh in (I was lucky enough to goto that Classic all 3 days and it is a shame it will never be back in Pittsburgh since they moved it from July to February). Those people really didn't seem into it.

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I'm not the type of person to show much excitement so I can completely understand. I was the guy at concerts who would've rather sat and listened than stand and scream during the performance. I was usually annoyed when I had to stand because everyone around me was standing.

I was pretty excited, however, when Lane's final weight was announced. I was rooting for him and Bobby after Day 1. BASS did a good job in the War Room of building up the anticipation. BassTrakk had them listed as a near tie and then right before the War Room went off the air they said Lane told them he only though he had 10-12 which was less than the 13 BassTrakk showed. I was surprised to see he had a 6.5 lber and it almost makes you wonder if they played it up a bit to create a little more drama at the weigh in. In the war room they listed his biggest fish as a 4.5.

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The funny part about watching it live is when they break in to film an espn segment. They gotta plead with the crowd to make some noise so they can film it as soon as its over goes back to silent lol.

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People are different. Some don't display a great deal of excitement because it is not in their personality to do so. There is nothing wrong with them being themselves. I remember a story I read as a kid about Hall of Fame Safety, Larry Wilson, who played for the, then, St Louis Cardinals. A teammate was asked about how quiet Larry was and if that detracted from his leadership ability. The teammate stated, "Larry is not a holler guy. He is a do guy."

Also, keep in mind that during a sports game the display of excitement by the fans disrupts the other team's communication and is helpful to their team. This has become part of football. At the weigh-in, the competition is already completed. Yelling isn't going to make anyone's bag any bigger than it already is.

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People are different. Some don't display a great deal of excitement because it is not in their personality to do so. There is nothing wrong with them being themselves. I remember a story I read as a kid about Hall of Fame Safety, Larry Wilson, who played for the, then, St Louis Cardinals. A teammate was asked about how quiet Larry was and if that detracted from his leadership ability. The teammate stated, "Larry is not a holler guy. He is a do guy."

Also, keep in mind that during a sports game the display of excitement by the fans disrupts the other team's communication and is helpful to their team. This has become part of football. At the weigh-in, the competition is already completed. Yelling isn't going to make anyone's bag any bigger than it already is.

Think about how funny it would be to follow them around like golfers, and cheer them on with every cast! Lol

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I had the pleasure (?) of going to the classic when it was held in Chicago.

Weigh-ins held inside Soldier Field, the audience wrapped around the endzone from about the 20 yard line. Parts of it were interesting while long periods were down right boring. Hardly anything I could say wanted to have me standing and screaming. On the final day, other than not knowing if Woo was going to pull it out, my mind kept returning to a four hour drive home after getting out of miserable parking.

If BASS wants to see more emotion involved in their showcase event of the year, then they need to figure out a way to not hide all of the action that is taking place on the water.

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If BASS wants to see more emotion involved in their showcase event of the year, then they need to figure out a way to not hide all of the action that is taking place on the water.
In the coverage online yesterday they mentioned some things that make me think they're going to be doing as much as they can to have the truest "live" coverage available. Being the first year I've seen the coverage it was cool to have the up-to-the-minute catch reports even if they were not always complete...you've gotta save at least a little drama for the weigh-in. During the weigh-in I plugged my laptop into my TV via HDMI cable and had the whole thing on 47" while sitting on my couch.

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If nobody new gets into fishing it would not bother me...

I like fishing spots ALONE or with my fishing buddy, but hate it when the waters are CROWDED.

Way, way, way more people are into bass fishing than years ago when I started, and many today are outright RUDE, pulling right up on you as you are fishing, or RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU on your drift or set course, rather than them looking for another spot for themselves.

So often I get into fish and then the 'bent rod'' crowd " comes over and crowds you.

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I love bass fishing as much as the next guy but would never go to one of those events. I would rather go fishing in my boat somewhere quiet. The only heroes I have are the ones fighting for our freedom not fisherman.

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I love bass fishing as much as the next guy but would never go to one of those events. I would rather go fishing in my boat somewhere quiet. The only heroes I have are the ones fighting for our freedom not fisherman.

That may be part of the reason they moved the classic to the early spring. If it's at the end of the season, probably less viewers. This time of year 1/2 the country is still under ice and people are itching to get out.

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