Spearing mammoths, chasing down elk, impaling fish—that's how it all began. But with the invention of agriculture came civilizations. With civilizations came industrialization. With industrialization came supermarkets. With supermarkets came easy access to food. With easy access to food came something new, novel, extraordinary—leisure time.
But what does a body do now that he doesn't need to spend his whole day grappling with fleshy and ferocious creatures? Why, he invents a game that simulates grappling with fleshy and ferocious creatures. A game with lots of running. And throwing. A game of accuracy. A game of wits.
Behold the birth of modern sports.
Perhaps that's why so many modern athletes are drawn to hunting and fishing—it's an extension of what they already do and love and excel at.
Click on to see photos of 32 athletes and their trophies from the deep.