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Million-dollar angler to appear on ‘Best Damn Sports Show Period’ Aug. 16

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Flanked by the namesake of the historic event, pro winner Scott Suggs holds up the Forrest Wood Cup. Photo by Brett Carlson. Angler: Scott Suggs.
August 11, 2007 • MLF • Archives

BENTON, Ky. – After becoming the first bass angler in history to win $1 million in a single tournament, Scott Suggs has embarked on a whirlwind media tour that includes appearances on “CNN Headline News” and more than 40 television and radio interviews from New York to Sacramento, Calif. Now the 40-year-old electrical contractor from Bryant, Ark., who fishes for Team Folgers, is scheduled to appear as a guest on the FSN (Fox Sports Net) hit “Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Thursday.

The popular sports and entertainment show, which airs nationwide at 11 p.m., will feature highlights from Suggs’ historic win at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Castrol on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark., Aug. 2-5. Suggs will also visit with hosts Chris Rose and John Salley on the “Best Damn Sports Show Period” set.

“I never imagined the media attention would be like this,” Suggs said. “The past week has been more thrilling than anything I could have ever imagined. It’s hectic, but I love people, so I’m having a ball. Just the number of calls I’ve received is incredible. Even our state senator stopped in for a visit. It’s truly unbelievable what all is going on as a result of the win.”

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Complete coverage of the Forrest Wood Cup will be broadcast to 81 million FSN (Fox Sports Net) subscribers in the United States Sept. 23 and Sept. 30 as part of the “FLW Outdoors” television program. “FLW Outdoors” airs Sunday mornings at 11 Eastern time. “FLW Outdoors” is also broadcast in Canada on WFN (World Fishing Network) and to more than 429 million households in the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East through Matchroom Sport, making it the most widely distributed fishing program in the world. Additionally, FLW Outdoors is proud to provide tournament coverage to more than 800,000 servicemembers stationed around the world in 177 countries and aboard Navy ships through broadcasts on the American Forces Network.

Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Ranger Owners Tournament Championship Series, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses of nearly $43 million through 241 events in 2007.

Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit

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