This past weekend I saw for the first time the Bassmaster Classic on ESPN. Flash and show like it is a WWF event almost. I was left with a feeling of that isn't the values of fishing I want to convey to my children. I wanted to post and ask what others think of an event such as this. It just isn't what I believe fishing should be. Based on the full capacity crowd shown screaming, I may be in the minority but that doesn't dilute my opinion. A large auditorium with screaming fans as a fish is held high, sometimes still flipping as it is still alive. It really makes me cringe that this is what so many believe fishing is or have accepted as "that's OK". Is so opposite to me of a quiet stream with my children or a friend, catching a fish and letting it go to live another day. Any one else feel this way? Or do you think the complete opposite of me?