Well, this board is too quiet....so I will get things fired up with a topic that should get some fingers typing! lol
THE PAY UPFRONT RULE SHOULD BE CHANGED TO PAY AS YOU GO.
We all have our opinions and are entitled to them. I believe with this economy and so many people struggling to make ends meet that paying as you go would be much more appealing to a lot of folks. I have had many conversations with other fisherman and there are a lot of guys out there that would prefer the pay as you go. Some that like the pay upfront say that they don't like pay as you because teams can pick and choose what tournaments they want to fish. I totally disagree with this. Why? Because it can be easily researched right here on this site. All you have to do is go into the MRA TOURNAMENT page and see that team numbers dropped when 2 things happened 1) Larry Bertholdt became President 2) when Larry instituted the pay upfront rule. Let me be clear that I am not bad-mouthing Larry; just more trying to make a correlation between him and his rule. If you research teams entered into tourneys before Larry implemented his rule teams were way up from where they have been since he took over and implemented the rule all the way to present. I congratulate Robbie for slowly getting the numbers back up. In my opinion, if this rule is changed back to pay as you teams fishing will increase.
I am more than willing to hear other opinions and encourage all to chime in and speak how you feel.....