Monday, August 15, 2005

Hall of Fame

I suspect non-chess players probably get a chuckle over the fact that there is a Chess Hall of Fame in Miami. However, it turns out that sports-related Halls of Fame are a dime a dozen. Consider this one:
A 4 1/2-story, half-block-long leaping muskie monument is an obvious "hook" in Wisconsin....The hand-sculpted muskie "Shrine to Anglers" is at the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wis.... As sports hall attractions go, few can compare to that muskie, inside of which is a museum and an observation platform that can fit 20 in the open fish's mouth....
I particularly like the Hall Director's marketing pitch:
"Not everybody plays baseball or football or bowls, but there's darn few people who haven't fished," Brown said.

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