RE: Balog on tour decisions – Have they lost their freaking minds? No. Frustration is a serious motivator. Frustration over a period of time is a greater motivator. The opportunity to chart your own destiny? Excellent motivator. What's that saying about walking in someone's shoes?
Yes, Joe, you've been an Opens angler for many years. I get that. How many years have you fished the Elite trail? Honestly, I don't mean that in a negative way toward you personally.
I also know these guys aren't splitting the atom, defending our country or teaching children. It's a profession many of us would jump at the chance to have.
You address the middle group of the profession, the end of career, beginning of career and superstar as those who have the most to lose. Maybe it's the opposite, Joe. Maybe the sponsorships are shaky. Maybe they don't get the camera time or no publishing time. Maybe the middle of the pack finally have a chance to break out. Maybe they have the most to gain.