'Tis a silly quote as well! Bass fishing indeed
Bass Fishing games have done well in the U.S. but nobody can ever make a online type one because, as Jeff says, the numbers still wouldn't be high enough to pay for the server room set-up. In a hosted environment, it starts to become possible.
I would bet tht there are allot of people sitting in their offices in the U.S. right now that would play a causal networked bass fishing game! (Deer Hunter was huge in that market as well...)
It's a very Zen-like game experience I hear :-)