Month: January 30, 2011

Home - January 2011

Technical difficulties

I’m not sure if NBC was looking to pad today’s coverage of the Jack Daniels Invitational or if there was a computer error, but the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series broadcast had a serious hitch in its get-along during intermission between the third and short go-rounds. That’s the kind of stuff that turns[...]
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Showing emotion

A good Ben Jones is great for the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series. He shows his excitement and dancing prowess every time he does well. The Australian makes watching bull riding a lot of fun. I understand that it’s difficult to hide emotions, and that with great joy oftentimes comes great sorrow. But[...]
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Oh, hockey pucks

I’m glad I’m not recording the opening night of the PBR in Indianapolis. The NHL All-Star weekend’s skills test challenge has gone into overtime, pushing the coverage of the Jack Daniels Invitational back about 20 minutes so far. For PBR fans who like hockey, they get a nice double dip. For most of us, though,[...]
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A perfect fit?

Talk about last minute: As of 2 p.m. Central time, bull rider and amazing racer Cord McCoy is en route to Indianapolis, where he’s a late replacement in the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series event, the Jack Daniels Invitational. It’s the fourth premier tour event of the season, and McCoy has worked his[...]
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That’s a bunch of bull

Some of the best known legends in bull riding have been the bulls themselves. From Bodacious to Dillinger to Little Yellow Jacket, the bulls have been more than just half of the score of a particular ride; they’ve been superstars in the game. Young Cade Hemphill reminded me that even 3-year-olds have their favorite animal[...]
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Scary collision

McKennon Wimberly’s wreck last weekend while trying to ride the bull MoeBandy.com was one of the worst head-to-head collisions I’ve seen behind bull and bull rider. Wimberly, 22, of Cool, Texas, was competing in the short round of the Anaheim (Calif.) Invitational, a Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough series event. The son of five-time[...]
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Let’s talk Leah Garcia

Maybe I’m missing something, but I haven’t seen a report on Leah Garcia leaving the Professional Bull Riders telecasts. In fact, a release issued Dec. 28, 2010, lists Garcia as one of the behind-the-chutes announcers, along with Erin Coscarelli. I’ve read a considerable amount of feedback from PBR fans who are unhappy with the changes[...]
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The education process

Kindergartners at Graland County Day School got a different kind of education when ProRodeo athletes Chad Van Campen, Jule Hazen and Garrett Nokes visited with them on Jan. 14.  The timed-event cowboys were in town to compete at the National Western Stock Show rodeo, and they visited the school to talk about their sport. Nokes[...]
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