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(Fox News)   South Carolina high schools to make bass fishing an official sport. Finally, an activity for the master baiter   (foxnews.com) divider line 25
    More: Stupid, South Carolina, South Carolina high schools, state Department of Natural Resources, bass fishing, varsity sports  
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373 clicks; posted to Sports » on 24 Mar 2012 at 10:00 AM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-03-24 08:37:07 AM  
Ouch! That joke is SO old .... *How old is it?* ... Jesus told it to me back in 8th grade.
 
2012-03-24 10:16:10 AM  
I lettered in water polo and had bass fishing been a sport then I would have a letter in that too. I knew every fishing hole in Dade county back then.
 
2012-03-24 10:29:33 AM  
"The servant waits... while the master baits."
 
2012-03-24 10:32:37 AM  
I know there are college bass fishing teams. That said, I don't think it'd be the best idea at the High School level. For one, I would think the costs would be high. And the returns would be minimal. Public school budgets are stressed enough as is.

And contrary to the article, casting a rod is not the same as throwing a pitch.
 
2012-03-24 10:37:00 AM  
We have high school fishing tournaments here in Arkansas. LaCross? Not so much.
 
2012-03-24 10:43:56 AM  

Bluestab: I know there are college bass fishing teams. That said, I don't think it'd be the best idea at the High School level. For one, I would think the costs would be high. And the returns would be minimal. Public school budgets are stressed enough as is.

And contrary to the article, casting a rod is not the same as throwing a pitch.


But they need a sport white people don't suck at.
 
2012-03-24 10:45:40 AM  
High school fishing has been in a thing in my school district for at least the last 4 or 5 years.
 
2012-03-24 11:28:30 AM  
I believe SoCal has high and collegiate surfing, so why not?
 
2012-03-24 11:30:03 AM  
Err, High SCHOOL surfing. The other goes without saying.
 
2012-03-24 11:48:20 AM  
Only a sport if one can directly interfere with an opponent's ability to score.

Football, tennis, basketball, etc = sport
Fishing, golf, gymnastics, bowling, etc. = notta sport

/cock-blocking = sport
 
2012-03-24 11:53:04 AM  
D average required and no beer. Wat-wat-waaaaaaa.
 
2012-03-24 12:12:33 PM  

AirForceVet: Ouch! That joke is SO old .... *How old is it?* ... Jesus told it to me back in 8th grade.


Last time I heard it, the Dead Sea was only sick?
 
2012-03-24 12:56:35 PM  

Richard Saunders: Only a sport if one can directly interfere with an opponent's ability to score.

Football, tennis, basketball, etc = sport
Fishing, golf, gymnastics, bowling, etc. = notta sport

/cock-blocking = sport


No. It's only a sport if there is no judgement call involved in the scoring.

Swimming is a sport, diving is not.
 
2012-03-24 01:14:45 PM  
i'm going to miss many track and field events since they aren't sports now according to some of you. maybe the hundred yard dash can be made into the slow poke heel stomp and the uneven hurdles become the crush the back of his skull with that thing if he trips run.
 
2012-03-24 03:03:29 PM  

Richard Saunders: Fishing, golf, gymnastics, bowling, etc. = notta sport


Gymnastics isn't a sport? I'm sure the International Olympic Committee would like to know why.

/I would consider fishing to be a competition instead of a sport.
 
2012-03-24 04:26:56 PM  
If it was recognized as a varsity sport, then your benefits would be you can letter in it, you can get scholarships," said Camden Fishing Club member Catie Charles, a freshman. "But right now you don't. You just go out there for fun and nobody really notices.

Funny, I was under the impression that is EXACTLY why one goes fishing in the first place. Is our society not allowed to partake of any activity anymore unless it leads directly to a cash reward?
 
2012-03-24 04:52:23 PM  
Bass fishing is a sanctioned high school sport in Illinois.
 
2012-03-24 07:24:40 PM  

Richard Saunders: Only a sport if one can directly interfere with an opponent's ability to score.


Richard Saunders: golf



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2012-03-24 09:47:47 PM  
Illinois has had Bass Fishing as a sport for several years.

/Old news.
 
2012-03-24 10:03:51 PM  

Richard Saunders: Only a sport if one can directly interfere with an opponent's ability to score.


Every fish you catch and score with is one that your opponents cannot catch and score with. Every time you park your boat over catch worthy fish your opponents cannot access those fish. You are apparently working under the false assumption that there are an unlimited, or at least inexhaustable number of catchable fish which are randomly or evenly distributed at a venue, and that all fishermen have equal access to all the fish all the time. This is absolutely not the way it works Now you know.
 
2012-03-24 10:07:18 PM  
Dat Bass
 
2012-03-24 10:10:59 PM  

mikaloyd: Richard Saunders: Only a sport if one can directly interfere with an opponent's ability to score.

Every fish you catch and score with is one that your opponents cannot catch and score with. Every time you park your boat over catch worthy fish your opponents cannot access those fish. You are apparently working under the false assumption that there are an unlimited, or at least inexhaustable number of catchable fish which are randomly or evenly distributed at a venue, and that all fishermen have equal access to all the fish all the time. This is absolutely not the way it works Now you know.


i agree, you know why there isn't a major sport of trout fishing in waters that aren't hatchery supported? it isn't easy
 
2012-03-24 11:43:18 PM  
Why is this stupid? Isn't it better that these kids are competing in something instead of smoking crack or committing burglaries?

I'm guessing subby is a pretentious asshole that thinks his hobby is the most important hobby imaginable. He's probably a liberal from the northeast that looks down upon all things southern.
 
2012-03-25 06:37:25 PM  
If cheerleading can be a "sport", so can fishing.
 
2012-03-26 09:59:59 AM  

RedPhoenix122: But they need a sport white people don't suck at.


My high school had bowling and golf teams.
 
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