Tuesday, November 6, 2012
By M.D. Slutsky
Sports stars aren’t like you and me. They make millions of dollars. They have extensive entourages attending to their every need. They’re represented by armies of agents, managers and lawyers, experts on extracting the best deals for their clients from teams and sponsors. When they travel, they take private jets or ride in swagged-out tour buses.
Well, most sports stars. There’s another breed of pro athlete -- guys who are renowned for their prowess, followed by adoring fans and are generally considered legends in their field -- but for whom none of that applies. I’m talking about pro anglers, and having spent a weekend with some of the top fishermen alive, I walked away amazed at how down-to-earth they were and just how admirably DIY their operations were.