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!
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!