Month: December 31, 2010

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I resolve …

Whether it is weight loss or an attitude change, most people have something they want to make as their New Year’s resolution. What’s yours? I resolve to get back on the path of eating healthier and exercising more. I’d lost 25 pounds through 2010, but I’ve gained some back, and I can tell I’m not[...]
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He’s taken a Tuff stance

If it’s happened in bull riding, Tuff Hedeman’s probably seen it. He’s won three bull riding world championships in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and one in the Professional Bull Riders, where he once served as the organization’s president. Now he’s president of Championship Bull Riding, another stand-alone bull riding association. The CBR is following[...]
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Must-watch television

Jeff Medders has been the television voice of rodeo for two decades. His sound is familiar and strong, a great correlation for the sport and its stars. Now as the man in charge of Geronimo Productions, Medders’ schedule gets a little more intense in 2011. You see, in addition to producing every Championship Bull Riding TV[...]
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It’s time to go

I visited today with a longtime friend and cowboy who has never been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. It’s time my friend goes. He’d like to take his wife and another couple to the final two performances, and I think that’s a great time to experience ProRodeo’s season finale. It’s when champions will be[...]
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Merry Christmas

As the clock nears midnight on Christmas Eve, we can find many things for which to be thankful. And like the children with wide eyes and wild dreams, we can hope Santa brings us our favorite goodies while we reflect on the real reason for the season with our close friends and family. If you[...]
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PRCA Trade Show

I’d like to talk to the folks at the PRCA who are in charge of the annual convention and trade show, because I’d like to know how this year’s attendance compares to other years. There seemed to be good numbers during some of the talking points at the convention, but the numbers inside the trade[...]
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Worthy viewpoint

During the PRCA Awards Banquet, I was honored to visit with Rick Thompson. During the 10 rounds at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, I was pleased to learn more about Derek Barton. The men of Talk Rodeo earned their honor. http://www.rodeoattitude.com/spur/eventnews/bullriding/talkrodeoorg-wins-broadcast-award-19400.shtml
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Some storytelling

The nice thing about friends is they like to tell stories. Jerry Norton is a world champion bullfighter, one of the last guys to be crowned in the Wrangler Freestyle Bullfights finale during the National Finals Rodeo. He’s also been one of the featured bullfighters at the annual Dodge City (Kan.) Round-Up Rodeo, and every[...]
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