When you finish 82nd in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings after qualifying for four GEICO Bassmaster Classics in the previous six seasons, your friends and sponsors have just one question.
They don’t ask it the way they’d ask that same question after you weighed in 30 pounds. They ask it like there’s been a death in the family. They almost whisper it, as though saying it out loud would hurt too much.
They ask like they’re really asking, “Are you OK?” or “Are you going to make it?”
Of course, I’m OK, and of course I’m going to make it.
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