Don’t get me wrong –there is a solid chance that this event pushes me over the edge as it always does but I am feeling positive. The worst thing about planning
the tourney is when I feel like I have to “wheel and deal” too much to make it happen. The headhunt has never been even close to a money making venture for us and I hate when people think it is especially when it starts to become too much work and not enough fun.
My brother nags me when I do not post and when I do I ramble on and vent like I am on this blog I will also hear it. (Stick with me bro as I am not saying that this is going on too much this year which is cool the 9th time around . ) I just cannot personally put up a post without getting something out of it myself and course for Peetey who always listens.
Everything is good with the headhunt this year even though Tria and the two new members to our fishing team better step it up on the blog. All Tria does is fish all day down in Rhode Island and crush fish and send us pictures. Tria actually has it made the most with the Headhunt. He comes out to my house here in Harwich for three days and my wife makes sure that he has everything he needs (not “everything” of course Tria so easy buddy), he gets to be involved in
the final day or so of planning just sitting back and watching me and my brother and my dad finalize things under stress, and then step on the Jackal and hit the edges for what usually is a solid day of fishing. He is fully “on”tourney day and a nice polar opposite presence to me for the event which works.
One thing I do know is that I really want to win our event one of these years. Most tourney planners are not able to fish their own tourney like our boy Andrew Wade at the Monomoy Shootout which is also a sweet local fishing tournament that we plan to fish again this year two weeks after the Headhunt.
For my brother and me the Headhunt started as a more competitive reason to get out fishing and that is what is best thing for me about the tourney. On the other hand, it would be nice to win this thing one of these years as we have been so close a few times.
Since I know that I am annoying at least my brother and my dad with my rambling I am going to continue for a bit longer. As for winning it is nice to know that we have a shot at winning our own tournament every year even though we have fallen short the past 8 years.
True story - my 4 almost 5 year old son just finished his t-ball rec league thing at the local community center and after his final week all of the kids received ribbons with a baseball medal on it. I did not hear anything about the medal until I pulled into my folks house the other day and my 7 year old daughter saw the medal in between the two of them in the car
where it had been for couple days I guess and she said "Braden? "There is a baseball medal for you - did you win?"
My son pauses for a second and seriously says "wait a minute, I didn't win anything, everyone got a medal" and he threw it on the floor of the car and hopped out eager to play with my old star wars toys that my mother kept in solid condition for 30 years or so. I loved that simple recognition by my little wild man 4 as he figured out on his own that the medal did not mean anything to him because he did not win anything.
So, on that note, I sometimes think about how we have not been able to win our own tourney for 8 years which is sort of a freaking bummer. On the other hand, we have always been in the running in the Harwich Headhunt and that alone keeps me
at least coming back as I hope it does others.
Ihate every other team even thinking of participating in this tourney as you are