November 27, 2011
This morning I impulsively fired off an email to a couple of my favorite sports writers whose opinions I respect. I thought I would repost the email here in case anyone wanted to share their thoughts.
Assume an unexpected moment of sanity overtook the BCS commissioners so that they finally yield to reason and support a “Plus-One” playoff format. In the new Plus-One system, would you support a rule that states only conference champions are eligible to enter the Plus-One mini-playoff tournament? (ie, each conference could only send one team to the National Championship Tournament). Read the rest of this entry »
April 15, 2010
February 3, 2010
Imagine you take your beloved dog to the Vet for his annual checkup. The DVM performs some tests and makes a shocking discovery. Your dog is really a wolf!
You would probably still love the animal–and might even love it more because it is so unique. But you would definitely be surprised.
That is exactly how I felt today after I learned that our beloved Alabama Spotted Bass aren’t even Spotted Bass at all! Think of all the records that have been misidentified over the years, starting with the famous catch on Lewis Smith Lake! Check out my post on the The Armchair Anglers Blog.
January 9, 2010
This is one of my favorite fishing videos ever and can be enjoyed by all. Watch it sometime when your kids are out of the house and you have some peace and quiet to yourself. It is amazing that this is available free of charge with instant access.
Instructions: I highly suggest that you right click the video and choose “Watch on You Tube” so that you can view on a larger screen. Youtube also has a “HQ” button that stands for high quality. It is worth watching this video in high quality. At the end of each chapter you can choose the next chapter.
December 29, 2009
November 23, 2009
The following is a press release from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources dated March 4, 2009:
Bo Crawford of Alabaster, Ala. holds the new lake record after catching a 4 pound, 14-ounce spotted bass from Lake Purdy near Birmingham. The fish, weighed on certified scales, was verified by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Fisheries Biologist Graves Lovell. It measured over 21 inches in length, with a girth of nearly 14 inches.
This was the fifth lake record bass accepted by the ADCNRs’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division since the “Alabama Angler Recognition Program” began in January 2007. The program recognizes anglers who catch large sportfish from Alabama waters, and seeks to establish lake records for black bass in all of Alabama’s public reservoirs.