The early line

Have you ever done something that you just knew was going to get you into trouble? Well, that's what I'm doing right here.

In this column, I'm going to handicap the 2010 Bassmaster Classic field. As I do it, please keep in mind that I'm trying to be objective here. Also, remember that the job of the odds-maker is not to predict the outcome of the event, but to set the line in such a way that betting will be spread evenly among the competitors involved.

Finally, this is not who I want to win the tournament, but simply where I rank the competitors in terms of where I think they might finish.