For those of you who are curious about this whole professional bass fishing thing, I'll explain quickly. If you're not, just disregard this post.
The Bassmaster Elite Series includes only a few hundred top professional bass fishermen from around the world. There are eight regular season tour stops at different bodies of water all over the country. One tournament includes six days of fishing: three practice days and 3 competition days. The goal is to catch and weigh the 5 heaviest bass each day and release them alive. Penalties are given for dead fish. A total of 11 mil in prize money is given out in these eight tournaments. Points are awarded for each tournament depending on where you place. The top finisher in the points race at the end of the year wins the angler of the year award and several hundred thousand dollars. The top 50 finishers move on to the Super Bowl of Bass fishing, the Bassmaster Classic. Winner of the Classic gets 500 grand.
But the real money in bass fishing isn't the prize money, it's the sponsors. Between driving 30+ thousand miles a year to all the tour stops, at least 60 nights in a hotel, gas for the truck and the boat, equipment, entry fees (in the 10's of thousands) etc., the only way the average person can pay to compete on the tour is through sponsors. That's RC's big thing right now, he needs the exposure to get his name out there a little more in order to get the money to compete.
In case you couldn't tell, I'm big into tournament bass fishing as well. I've fished with RC and I've fished against him. He has what it takes to succeed, he just needs the means to get there.
I know 99% of you won't read this, but for those who are wondering why the fuck I want everyone to like RC's page, here ya go.
Thank you to all who are helping. It's really appreciated.