Billie Jean King. Katie Hnida. Annika Sorenstam. Gender pioneers who proved that the athletic gap between men and women is shrinking. Well, don’t add to that list Kim Bain, who deserves absolutely no attention for breaking the gender barrier in a “sport” that requires no physical prowess whatsoever: fishing.
Bain, by virtue of winning the Women’s Bassmaster Tour, will become the first woman to compete in February’s Bassmaster Classic, the most prestigious tournament in fishing. And if you think I’m going to make some kind of crude joke about women and the smell of fish, well, you sir have a dirty mind.