Like most sports junkies, I’m a member of a fantasy league. I don’t have the time for baseball, but I do enjoy matching wits with my co-workers every year in a fantasy football league. It’s all for fun – there is no money involved and it’s mainly for office bragging rights.
Imagine my surprise when I heard there was a fantasy fishing league. With all due respect to those avid outdoorsmen, I never knew.
I do now, thanks to Terry Moberly of Berea. The man just pocketed $100,000 for winning in his fantasy fishing league.
Moberly, 45, is an avid fisherman. His two boys are nuts about the sport, too. The oldest, Tyler, fishes for a club team at EKU. Both sons urged their dad to enter into the FLW Fantasy Fishing. Moberly picked 10 bass pros from a field of 157, who were fishing in the Walmart FLW Tour, the most prestigious tournament circuit in bass fishing.
FLW Fantasy Fishing was the first to offer a $1 million grand prize in the fantasy sports world. Players pick their pros, who fish a six-tournament season. Moberly now is the clubhouse leader going into the second tournament of the year, which will be fished at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo.
Moberly almost didn’t make the deadline for his picks. With less than four hours remaining before his roster was due, Moberly used an online tool to select his pros. “We submitted my team just before midnight and here we are. I won $100,000. It’s unbelievable.”
He says the money will help with some bills, but Moberly wants to buy a new bass boat. I’d say he probably could afford that now.
Those are the highlights…stay tuned.