Thanks so much to all of you for tuning in to watch ‘Adventure Guides’ on The Outdoor Channel this past weekend. I appreciate all of your kind comments, I really do. It’s all in good fun of course. But I was excited to see the show! With short notice I was hard-pressed to finagle a deal with the cable company to add a sports package to my bare bone basic cable. I gave it my best effort, but honestly I was so crazed last week that when I heard “come in to one of our Time Warner locations and pick up your cable box” I simply stopped listening.
So I had to secure a place to watch the episode! I decided to call the absolute greatest sports bar in the whole world, The Tavern at 12th & Lamar. I’ve been watching Carolina basketball games here for decades and delight in the fact there is still a sports bar on the planet with a little character. They have the Outdoor Channel and were thrilled to host me for my television debut on the Outdoor Channel. Only problem? The show aired at 10:30 central Saturday morning and The Tavern doesn’t open until 11am.
Breaking and entering is not actually my strong suit, sweet talk is more my forte. So with a little please please please and thank you thank you thank you we were granted permission to get inside the Tavern before opening so we could watch the episode. As you can see, now that I am a big time television star, the crowds of fans and paparazzi that follow me around are downright relentless.
Luckily the Professor was in town to serve as bodyguard. But he seems awfully enthralled with the fishing on television and not exactly keeping a keen watch for incoming paparazzi.
Of course the truth is my friend Mark from Headhunters in Craig MT is the true star of this episode. Having known Mark for over ten years I can say he is every bit as fun-loving as he comes across in this show. And fishy to boot.
Big thank you to Don at the Tavern who let us sneak in the back entrance, allowed us to come in before opening, and got the show all squared away on the big fancy tele.
I’d also like to extend a big thank you to John Dietsch, the host of Adventure Guides for inviting me to be on the show; Tim Cash who shot and edited the episode and truly captured the spirit of the Missouri; everyone at The Outdoor Channel; and of course Mark Raisler and John Arnold at Headhunters who made filming this episode nothing more than a day of fishing the Missouri with friends.
As it should be.