Are you a sports fan? If so, what your game? Football, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, basketball, NASCAR. Or maybe even hunting or fishing. I know I’ve omitted a number of popular sports, but you get the general idea.
I’d say that football is more than likely one of the most popular in the United States. It would be my first choice as a spectator sport. As far as an activity for participation, in a word, fishing floats my boat. (pun intended)
Since this just happens to be that special time of year when everyone gets together to celebrate that singular occurrence that we all wait for with great anticipation, wait for it, wait for it, here it comes, it’s almost here, just another second, it’s finally here!… striped bass fishing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina… Oh yeah, and the Super Bowl. Let’s just take a few minutes to explore some of the similarities and differences between the two.
1.) When fishing you can catch a buzz with a beer.
2.) In football, you catch that buzz with a concussion.
3.) The fisherman brings his rod back in preparation for the long cast.
4.) The quarterback drops back in preparation for the long pass. (see line number 2)
5.) The fisherman attempts to outwit his quarry with hooks, rigs, lures and bait.
6.) In football, brute force is used to power through the enemy lines. (see line number 2)
7.) A good day on the water rewards the fisherman and family with a delectable meal.
8.) A good day on the gridiron rewards the participants with another day of life and of course (see good ole line number 2)
My first passion would be writing, just ahead of salt water angling in the surf at the beach. Come to think of it, it’s been quite a few years since I tossed around the ole pig skin.
Guess I’m just a big sissy who likes to eat fish.
Always remember: give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll set out in a boat and drink beer.