UPDATE: As sea creatures go, sharks are probably the most famous. One of them starred in Jaws, they have a week named after them, and they’re just generally the badasses of the ocean. So catching an especially big one is pretty much the highest honor for a fisherman. And it would be a shame to let those big sharks caught since 2011, and the people who caught them, go unrecognized. So enjoy two bonus entries in this list of the nine biggest sharks ever caught.
Sadly, Shark Week 2011 is drawing to a close. Now, the good news is that we won’t have to see any more of those dumb commercials with Andy Samberg. (Hey, I love the guy, but the commercials are not funny). The bad news? Obviously, no more sharks. Thankfully, I’ve come up with the perfect remedy for post-shark week tristesse, an electronic panacea to help us bide the time until Shark Week 2012. It’s a list of some of the biggest sharks ever caught. Yep, I’ve scoured the internet to find 9 of the greatest trophies ever captured in the world of extreme sport fishing. All you have to do it bookmark this page, then, whenever you feel that emptiness in your soul that only awesome sharks can fill, click on the link and have another look.