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Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats #14029988 06/12/21 11:46 PM
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Is it just me, or does it look like the arena where they’re holding the weigh in, it’s just not that well attended. I’m beginning to think that the Classic is becoming more of a buyers flea market spectacle than a well attended Bass Tournament.
That said, is having a weigh in really that important anymore?

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Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: machoblanco61] #14030001 06/13/21 12:06 AM
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We just got back. It was pretty packed. The expo was extremely packed

Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: machoblanco61] #14030004 06/13/21 12:08 AM
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It was more of a ceremony, a photo op for the anglers, and an opportunity to talk about sponsors than it was a weigh-in. It lacked excitement and enthusiasm, though there was an element of surprise in the last 10 minutes. I'm sure there was some sort of time restraint.

I think the attendance was disappointing, but tomorrow is the big one, so we'll see.

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Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: machoblanco61] #14030026 06/13/21 12:39 AM
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There are 3 type of people that attend events like this:
The hard core type, that want to be there. Either because they HAVE to or they want to say, I'm here and LOOK at me type.
Then you have some that saw in the local papers that something was going on, for FREE, at the expo. Hell, ain't got nothing better to do.
Then there are some that walk away asking, Where were all the bargains realmad

Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: machoblanco61] #14030033 06/13/21 12:46 AM
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It was evident it was not a real weigh in and they didn't hide it.
Some people who had fish did not even bring anything to the stage. The ones that did only did it to get a picture. They handed their bags to Tripp, he held the bag by his side and the told the crowd what the weight was.

It seemed as it was to let the fisherman get exposure and thank their sponsors.


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Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: machoblanco61] #14030034 06/13/21 12:46 AM
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After reading all the classic threads and realizing how many grumpy [censored]
people live in DFW is it surprising?

Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: Chasin Hogs] #14030048 06/13/21 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Chasin Hogs
After reading all the classic threads and realizing how many grumpy [censored]
people live in DFW is it surprising?

Lol well said.


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Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: 206champion] #14030053 06/13/21 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by 206champion
Originally Posted by Chasin Hogs
After reading all the classic threads and realizing how many grumpy [censored]
people live in DFW is it surprising?

Lol well said.


Yup, lol. I went to expo yesterday for a bit. It may never be here again and I may never get to go again. I thought it was pretty cool. Alot goes on in summer, you have the race, people vacation, kids sports, etc. Glad I spent a couple hours. I think maybe the weigh in is hurt a little by the live coverage, basstrak etc cause you already know the score. It was starting when i left but those railhead beers were calling me.

Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: machoblanco61] #14030065 06/13/21 01:15 AM
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Are you saying the Bassmaster Classic, the greatest show on earth, is not having a real weigh in? I thought that was what separated the men from the boys, slinging the big sacks up on the scale a bowing up their chest. I mean where then did they weigh them?? In back of the port-o-let at the ramp in secret? Was there even a scale at the venue? Wonder how they can even call it a weigh in. What a complete fail, not to mention making those guys that been up since 3am and fish all day to drive 1.5 hrs each way for a simulated weigh in. No wonder nobody was there.

This is an unconfirmed photo of the actual Bassmaster Classic weigh-in for 2021....
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Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: machoblanco61] #14030066 06/13/21 01:19 AM
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Yeah. They only did a mock weigh in just to give the boot lips on TFF another thing to bitch about.

Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: Allison1] #14030075 06/13/21 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Allison1
It was evident it was not a real weigh in and they didn't hide it.
Some people who had fish did not even bring anything to the stage. The ones that did only did it to get a picture. They handed their bags to Tripp, he held the bag by his side and the told the crowd what the weight was.

It seemed as it was to let the fisherman get exposure and thank their sponsors.

Yep. ^^^ exactly this ^^^

Meanwhile, in a similar thread right here on TFF, some folks (and potentially some anglers) are attempting to blame a few of the hard-core spectators for the angler's performance.

Originally Posted by Douglas J
Kenedy says the spectators will likely be an issue.

They should give out locks of hair or something so these people that have a need to be in the way will have a piece of their angler crushes. That way they can just stay home, go to the expo and weigh in. No need to go be a lookey loo


They can't have it both ways. They want spectators or they don't. If they do, they cannot blame performance on said spectators (in public waters nonetheless) and they need to have a legitimate weigh-in for said spectators.

Im not crying foul for how the weigh-ins are occurring (I really don't care)... Im just saying that they cannot have their cake (virgin waters) and eat it too (high attendance).

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Originally Posted by machoblanco61
Is it just me, or does it look like the arena where they’re holding the weigh in, it’s just not that well attended. I’m beginning to think that the Classic is becoming more of a buyers flea market spectacle than a well attended Bass Tournament.
That said, is having a weigh in really that important anymore?



Cameras never do weigh ins justice. It was packed.

Re: Not many butts in the Classic weigh in seats [Re: machoblanco61] #14030099 06/13/21 01:52 AM
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I attended weigh in on Friday, it was an absolutely awesome experience….TV does not do it justice at all. Had only planned on going that one day but after seeing it in person I’m going back tomorrow.

What difference does it make if Trip pushes a button and the weight shows up versus sitting the bag down on a scale and the weight pops up?




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In the pre tournament press releases, BASS explained that in anticipation of hot weather, they were weighing the fish at the lake. Anglers brought a couple fish to the stage for photo ops. But I believe on the last day, the weight-in will be closer to normal because there are fewer anglers to go through.

Now, if they all brought the catches in and many fish died, we'd be complaining about that.

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Were there any weather delays at take off this morning? Looked really bad up that way around 6am.

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