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post #91 of 120 Old 06-04-2013, 09:14 AM
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Eh, I don't think it's macho and manly to have body parts ripped and torn off, or to have teeth beaten out of one's head. That's stupid, especially when it's preventable.

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Eh, I don't think it's macho and manly to have body parts ripped and torn off, or to have teeth beaten out of one's head. That's stupid, especially when it's preventable.
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post #93 of 120 Old 06-04-2013, 11:12 AM
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Why do you feel the need to talk bad about rodeos? Why not talk about all the good things that happen at rodeos?

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Because it's easier to list stereotypes, embellish and/or make up stories about how awful it is :)
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Just because extreme sports don't interest someone they have to bash it? Naw. There are better ways to spend ones time.

Does a mountain need to be skied down or climbed? Is bungee jumping going to cure cancer?

Miss Speed Racer -- you're comments bashing cowboys as a group that beats their wives and livestock was also offensive to me as well. Ignorance can hardly be an excuse for broad brush accusations. I am half-tempted to invite you to cow country, but not sure if I should impose such attitudes on my friends and co-workers.
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post #96 of 120 Old 06-04-2013, 10:56 PM
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There is evil in every sport, IMO if you love an animal you would not intentionally harm them. Clearly the videos from Shark and other web sites are of rodeos where they do not care for the animals safety.

There are rodeos that do care very much for their animals and just like any other sport.

There are a boat load of negative things about TB racing that could be brought up also....

Still I think horse tripping and the wild horse races are not necessary and should NOT be considered a sport.


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there are positives to all sports to and although I do not enjoy rodeos as much as others I do like pole bending and barrel racing. I've seen riders fall off and limp to check on their horse before making sure they are okay :)
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post #97 of 120 Old 06-05-2013, 12:19 AM
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Who was bashing rodeo? I thought most people on here were sharing horror stories in a positive light.

I for one can talk about awful things I have seen in rodeo and not be bashing it. I love rodeo. I was raised in it after all. I have seen awful things though. Horses and bulls crushing riders in the chute, people being thrown into fences, one broken leg on a bull that had to be euthanized and drug away, a good friend having his face stepped on, a poor pick up horse gored in the belly...

It is certainly an extreme sport. Accidents happen on both sides.
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Just because extreme sports don't interest someone they have to bash it? Naw. There are better ways to spend ones time.

Does a mountain need to be skied down or climbed? Is bungee jumping going to cure cancer?

Miss Speed Racer -- you're comments bashing cowboys as a group that beats their wives and livestock was also offensive to me as well. Ignorance can hardly be an excuse for broad brush accusations. I am half-tempted to invite you to cow country, but not sure if I should impose such attitudes on my friends and co-workers.
I think 4horses made those comments about the wife beaters.....not Speed Racer.....
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post #99 of 120 Old 06-05-2013, 01:41 AM
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Actually...in rereading, as I see it, in terms of this particular thread it seems that other than the few folks who appear to hold generalized and IMO somewhat one-sided/"relatively" unresearched opinions (at least, that was the manner they utilized in presenting their opinions about rodeo in this case)...it seems MOST on this thread have taken either a very moderate and non-negative overall view of rodeo, or, have taken a grotesque, testicular-heavy view of rodeo-related (& other sport related) HUMAN injuries (yes, and I openly take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for initiating that perspective on this thread! ) hehe...

I've certainly seen HF, "What's the worst you've seen at...?" threads take a MUCH UGLIER, MUCH MORE BIASED and overall uneducated direction. Personally, I feel that while yes, the topic itself may have been initiated/presented in a manner that set up rodeos as "that BAAADDD SPORT!"; we nonetheless didn't "go there"...kudos to us for having matured somewhat, both as a forum and as a people, understanding exactly as others have said...all group activities in life have a good and bad connotation to them, depending upon whether you are the winner/loser, the advocate against the sport or the enthusiast enjoying the sport, etc... I think we rocked this thread from a super positive (overall) perspective if, again, not a bit overly male-genitalia-injury-heavy, thanks largely to the trend I began!! :0)

I am a realist for certain, though simultaneously, a pretty 'durn positive gal, however, thus inclined to see such in issues whenever possible! Other posters may TEND TOWARD the consistently negative. Thus, that will always be their P.O.V. To each her own!

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I think 4horses made those comments about the wife beaters.....not Speed Racer.....
You are correct. Thank you.
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