The Horse Forum banner

Bull riding

4323 Views 14 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  JCnGrace
PBR World Finals start tomorrow night! I'm a huge fan, anyone else?
  • Like
Reactions: Clydesdales
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
10,480 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I would love to see JB win his second World title but I don't want the judges to hand it to him and I feel they did hand him the round win tonight. It's a shame really because the guy has huge talent and they actually take away from that when they overscore him.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10,480 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Seems like every year we'll have something going on during the weekend of the finals. I told hubby this year no plans, no company for Oct. 21 -25. So far so good but I'm knocking on wood. LOL

Do you guys have a rider and bull you favor for the titles? I'm going with Air Time for the bucking bull of the year.
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
16,034 Posts
I think the bull riders are totally insane!

I mean to say, who would answer an advert

Easy money, only have to actually work for 8 seconds - yes, that is right, 8 seconds a day.
Guaranteed that you will be tasting dirt on a regular basis, possibility that you might get stomped on, butted or chased by 1,000 plus pounds of enraged bull.

No wimps to apply.
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
2,968 Posts
I think the bull riders are totally insane!

I mean to say, who would answer an advert

Easy money, only have to actually work for 8 seconds - yes, that is right, 8 seconds a day.
Guaranteed that you will be tasting dirt on a regular basis, possibility that you might get stomped on, butted or chased by 1,000 plus pounds of enraged bull.

No wimps to apply.
We bronc riders have an explanation.

Before you get on your first bull, you fill your mouth with marbles. Each time you ride, a few of them fall out. You can't call yourself a bull rider until you've lost all of your marbles.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10,480 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Air Time got the highest bull score tonight with a 47. Now if he can just repeat that Sunday he'll win. JB got dumped on a reride bull but his first bull beat him up a little. Kaique got a score but it was too low to garner him any points towards the World title race. JR was bucked off. Those are the only 3 guys that have a chance at the title.

The event title is another matter and some of the newer riders to the tour have been stepping up to the plate. Bonner Bolton won tonight's round. What a cutie!

Foxhunter, the only explanation I can come up with is they are adrenaline junkies. I'm not one at all but if for some unknown reason a situation came up and I had to make the choice of jumping out of a plane (with a parachute of course) or riding a bull, I'd pick the bull hands down.
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
16,034 Posts
I always thought that the jump jockeys were the maddest 'sportsmen' around until I watched the bull riders.

What got me hooked was watching a video of Bodatious, (?) the riders all wanted him yet they knew the odds were against them getting more than one buck from the chute.

He had a heck of a buck and a good brain because he learned how to play dirty and smash the riders in the face.

Like and animal that is good at its job, watching how these Bulls know and very few turn on the riders at top level, they know when the rider is off, job done and look for the exit.

I also enjoy when the clowns have their own party with the bulls, how greatly skilled they are.

As for me, I have jumped out of a plane with a parachute and lived, so I would rather repeat that experience than rode a bull with these old bones!

Tell me, do riders cross over and also rode the Broncs?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10,480 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
In the PRCA there are guys that do multiple disciplines. Ty Murray who is one of the announcers for the PBR rode bulls and broncs but I don't remember if it was bareback or saddle or both.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10,480 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
As for me, I have jumped out of a plane with a parachute and lived, so I would rather repeat that experience than rode a bull with these old bones!
I figure I'm going to die either way and would rather get it over with in a few seconds rather than a few minutes.:eek:

Silvano won tonight's round. It was good to see him back to form. Rookie Cooper Davis is leading the event.

The Brazilians are taking a beating in injuries. One broken ankle that required immediate surgery on night 1 and 2 were taken to the hospital tonight from landing on their heads. Robson Palermo was one of them and he sure has had a tough year. I hope each of them has a quick and complete recovery.
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
16,034 Posts
I figure I'm going to die either way and would rather get it over with in a few seconds rather than a few minutes.:eek:

Silvano won tonight's round. It was good to see him back to form. Rookie Cooper Davis is leading the event.

The Brazilians are taking a beating in injuries. One broken ankle that required immediate surgery on night 1 and 2 were taken to the hospital tonight from landing on their heads. Robson Palermo was one of them and he sure has had a tough year. I hope each of them has a quick and complete recovery.
Think of the scenery in those minutes! The impact would be less than a second! :D

I am surprised that it is not mandatory for them to wear helmets, I know a lot of them do and most wear body protectors.

There was an interesting TV programme on head injuries in sport. Mostly with your American Football players, it shows that many who suffered several concussions have an earlier onset of dementia and when their brains are examined (after death) it is a particular type of dementia.

With the jump jockeys if they have a concussion then they have a mandatory stand down for seven days and have to be examined by specialist doctors to check if they are deemed fit to ride.

Seems to make sense.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10,480 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
The vests are mandatory, helmets are not. After a concussion they do have to go through some testing before they are cleared to ride.

In last night's cases neither were knocked out and I think they were more worried about neck or spinal injuries. One had a helmet on and one did not.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10,480 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
The injury updates from last night are the one who had the helmet on broke his neck in 2 places and his back but won't require surgery. He will have to wear a halo for a while. The guy with no helmet on bruised his neck and was released from the hospital but is out for the rest of the finals.

JB won the round tonight and clinched his World Title. He'd actually already won before he even rode. Now if Air Time gets a good out tomorrow and wins I'll be a happy camper.

2 knockouts tonight again one with a helmet and one without, both happened when they were pulled down over the bull's head. The guy with the helmet woke up and was able to walk out of the arena with assistance. The guy without the helmet ended up with a broken jaw. I've seen this same kid take some hard knocks and he walks away from them like nothing happened. He is one tough dude so that was one major head butt.

Renato Nunes announced his retirement tonight. I'll miss his backflips and his wild rides.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10,480 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Cooper Davis won the event title and it was his rookie year. GOOD JOB!

Long John got bucking bull of the year. Air Time wasn't as good on this second out but I still thought they scored him too low.

It was an injury plagued World Finals. I think I started watching in '08 and this is the worse I've seen.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top