Sunday, February 24, 2013

And They Call the Thing Rodeo!

In case you didn't know I am a big rodeo fan. The way some people love college basketball or professional baseball I love rodeo. I love all types of rodeo from small local rodeos to the big PBR and PRCA rodeos. I never rodeoed as a kid but have enjoyed watching the sport for many years. It is a family friendly sport who's athletes are down to earth and most of the time genuinely good people. I have been to several rodeos both PRCA and PBR where I have gotten to meet a few of the cowboys and have been very impressed by their friendliness and willingness to talk and take pictures with and get autographs from. I'm sure it's not easy trying to talk to everyone but most of them try and make each person feel important. I'll share about my autograph collection another day :)
 
 Today I got to go to the PBR in Kansas City and while I was there I got to meet 2 of the riders Mike Lee and Guilherme Marchi and a stock contractor Chad Berger. I was super excited to meet Mike and Guilherme both of whom I love as riders and had never met before. I had met Chad Berger last year and about had a heart attack!! We were going through a line and some guy was passing out stuff and I didn't think twice about him since I knew he wasn't a rider. Well.... as we got closer to him in the line I was like OMG that's Chad Berger the stock contractor!! To me that was awesome because someday I would love to raise bucking stock and he is one of the best in the business.
 
Mike Lee and I
Along with meeting those people the event itself was amazing. Ever since we switched TV providers, and were able to have the channel the PBR was on, I have not missed a single event for going on 3 years now. It is so cool to see these guys you watch every week on TV in person. Plus you get to see Flint Rasmussen the barrel man that man who is hilarious and makes the boring TV commercial breaks fun!!
 
That's Flint standing on the gates in a plaid cutoff shirt and camo pants :)
 
Unfortunately none of my favorite riders won but one came close at second place. I bet I was the only person in the building who was not cheering for the winner when he rode. But hey you beat out my favorite guys I'm not going to cheer for you! Now I'm going to go watch the event on TV to see if I can see myself :) We had pretty decent seats on the lower section but at the opposite end of the chutes but still better than the nose bleeds. I'm hoping one day I'll be on the back of those chutes flanking a bull or two :) A girl can dream!!
 
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This is a very poor quality video from my phone of I think Shane Proctor

2 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good time! So refreshing to hear of people who follow the PBR as well as the PRCA, for a lot of people that don't rodeo I think the misconception is that the only event that exists in rodeo is bull riding. :)

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    1. It was a blast! And yes alot of people do think that the only rodeo event is bull riding. I do love bull riding but like I said before Saddle Bronc Riding is my favorite!! Plus I think that the PRCA is sticking more to the roots and tradtions that started rodeo which I like.

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