Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stay Tuned

Being ever resourceful, we have an update on the big PBR Tulsa Open at the Deer Lodge in Ojai on August 2, when our friend Jay will lose, er, at least his innocence, and may follow that up by never speaking to us again. Still, that wiley individual (who probably is way more resourceful than we) has succeeded in persuading a photographer friend to attend with him, and I am wheedling and pleading and whining and generally being obnoxious in the hope that he'll let me post a picture or two here, to prove that we aren't just blowing smoke. Not this time, at least.

Also we will be attending the PBR event at the county fair tonight, which is an Enterprise Tour competition. So we were agreeably surprised this morning to read in the Bozeman Chronicle that several top riders will be here for our edification. Here is the link to the cover story, but I have to warn you that the folks at the Chronicle generally take their content down within a day or two of publishing it. So get it while you can:

http://bozemandailychronicle.com/

We will, of course, write a stirring post about our escapades at the fair by the end of the week, so y'all come back now, hear? We'll leave the welcome mat out.

7 comments:

Jean said...

Sounds like it's going to be fun! Also sounds like, at least if I were going, there'll be a lot of rooting for the bulls. Only rider in that lot that I pull for is Cord. I also noticed in the article that I am not a "typical" bull riding fan. No big surprise there though and I'll betcha that's not the only area where "typical" and I diverge in this particular sport.

Stockyard Queen said...

I'm not typical, either. I like Cord but really can't root for him because I don't think he's particularly talented and certainly not consistent. I root for GM and some of the other Brazilians because I think they have a lot more on the line and a lot less to fall back on than the typical 'Merkin rider. Practically everybody else can fall off and it won't bother me a bit.

Jean said...

Oh yes. You're absolutely right about Cord's consistency. I feel like his talent is on par with others near his numeric ranking. However, if they gave out Good PBR Sportsmanship awards he'd win every single one. Unlike any of the other riders, he seems able to truly enjoy the sport whether he rides or not. He doesn't take himself too seriously and can laugh off adversity. I can't help myself. I root for those qualities in a human.

Stockyard Queen said...

And you're right about his attitude. He seems like somebody you could drink a beer and shoot the shit with. I do hope he has a long and healthy career for as long as he wants to pursue it.

Noelle said...

Hi. New to this blog, but I've read most of the past comments. I'm a relatively new bull riding fanatic from NC. I'll probably lurk a lot to learn as much as I can. One thing I wanted to say was in response to your comments on VERSUS commentators. I agree thoroughly with you and also wish they could get Donny Gay in there instead. Don't hear as much sexism from him and such colorful descriptions! That's why I watch the PRCA as well.

Stockyard Queen said...

Welcome, Noelle! Glad to have you aboard.

shannon said...

Jay? Let them post your picture. Please?

I hope you had fun at the event. It must have been nice to see some BFTS riders in a different atmosphere. I can get behind Cord or Colby doing well. Cord because he's seems so nice and Colby because (and yes, this is shallow) his music has won me over. Although, I reserve the right to change my mind about him should I read something less than favorable about him. *g*

I went to a Discovery Event last summer and it was interesting. Luke was commentating and that was fun. The biggest names riding were Chris Shivers and Guilherme Marchi. I'm sure there were a couple others, but those are the two I remember. I tell you what, though, the one thing I missed the most? Flint! Dear God, that man is worth every penny they pay him.

Oh, and the Discovery bulls were fun to watch, too. A few of them didn't quite know what they were supposed to be doing and that made it interesting for Luke who had to help keep the non-bull riding audience informed about the sport. He did a good job, though.