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Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? #13807572 12/15/20 10:11 PM
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I watched Scott Martins latest youtube and at the end theres a convo with his dad saying he is still waiting on BASS for a golden ticket to fish next year with Scott. Now it was my understanding now before they would consider you for a Legends exemption you had to fish a full schedule of the opens the year before which he didn't do. So will they give him a legends exemption yay or nay?

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Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807590 12/15/20 10:23 PM
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I say yay

Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807609 12/15/20 10:32 PM
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He has like 8 AOY and 20 wins or something nuts. Let him in


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Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807617 12/15/20 10:36 PM
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Good grief, are you kidding me ? Let HIM fish anytime anywhere he wants...! clap clap clap

Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807618 12/15/20 10:36 PM
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I dont remeber them having a rule about fishing the opens in order to get the exemption. Did Fritts do that?

Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: the skipper] #13807627 12/15/20 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by the skipper
I dont remeber them having a rule about fishing the opens in order to get the exemption. Did Fritts do that?

I've seen in mentioned after the revamp when all the guys left for MLF, they weren't going to just let you back in. Swindle and Palaniuk both fished the opens before they got the exemption.

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Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807643 12/15/20 10:56 PM
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Roland & Scott seem to think so.
Has been (greats) should not be allowed back in taking a spot away from a new angler but then I realize that I forget that BASS (and MLF) is a media/marketing company first and foremost.
Hell I would rather see ol'Biggs or Castlerock get in then Roland.
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Originally Posted by Neal G
Roland & Scott seem to think so.
Has been (greats) should not be allowed back in taking a spot away from a new angler but then I realize that I forget that BASS (and MLF) is a media/marketing company first and foremost.
Hell I would rather see ol'Biggs or Castlerock get in then Roland.
wink

I don’t believe they should TAKE a spot either, but it’d be fun to watch if they ADD a spot. I bet the old man could still hang.


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Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807685 12/15/20 11:33 PM
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I'd love to see brother Biggs get in, but that's another discussion.

There are rules and technicalities and then there is EARNED THE RIGHT. Don't just let Roland in, but welcome him with a big HUG!! He's more than earned it!

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100% let Roland in to fish with Scott! He has earned it.

Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807711 12/15/20 11:49 PM
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I doubt he would do that well, but I would like to see him give it a shot for 1 season.

Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807729 12/15/20 11:57 PM
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I would love to see him compete against the young guys


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Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13807737 12/16/20 12:01 AM
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Sounds like y'all don't know him very well, he's not what you think

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Originally Posted by pkskeetersr
Sounds like y'all don't know him very well, he's not what you think



This!

Re: Are they exempting Roland into Bassmaster next year? [Re: Neal G] #13807768 12/16/20 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Neal G
Roland & Scott seem to think so.
Has been (greats) should not be allowed back in taking a spot away from a new angler but then I realize that I forget that BASS (and MLF) is a media/marketing company first and foremost.
Hell I would rather see ol'Biggs or Castlerock get in then Roland.
wink


The Legends exemption does not take away a spot from anyone other than possibly another legend. It’s an addition to the normal field of Anglers. If it does not get used it does not go to another pro.

I’m not sure why that offends guys so much. The things these Legends did for this sport should be appreciated. It’s not hurting anyone and it adds a layer of entertainment.

It definitely sounded like Roland is taking that exemption.

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