Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wade Boggs Goes "Kanye West" At Fishing Tournament

This is such a fantastic story that I really have nothing to add:

When the final day of fishing came to a close Sunday in Key West, the Mercury Redbone S.L.A.M. saw two men tied atop the celebrity division with 200 points.

Boggs, master of ceremonies for the event, had caught a bonefish and permit on spin over the two days and Mark Cooper, an ex-Denver Bronco, caught a bonefish on fly, matching Boggs' point total of 200.

Gary Ellis ("captain" of the event) made the call to award the celebrity-champion trophy based on time, or who caught his fish first. The title went to Cooper.

Boggs did not take the news gently.

At the awards ceremony at the Westin Key West, when hearing the news, Boggs was quoted as saying, “I caught two fish and you caught one and you win?” He then grabbed the trophy and ran out of the room.

Ellis said those who know Boggs know there is a competitive side to him that is dead serious. Maybe Boggs was joking, maybe not. The problem was, Boggs was right.

While I was talking to Ellis about the results, he realized his error.

“Oh, I just screwed up. It just dawned on me that Wade was right. The grand-champion celebrity has to be Wade Boggs because he caught two fish and Coop only caught one. Oh, I've got to call Wade and tell him he won.”

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