Cord McCoy made his first ride on a Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series event Saturday night, and it lasted just a couple of seconds.
McCoy, an injury replacement at the Jack Daniels Invitational in Indianapolis, learned he got his shot late Saturday afternoon, so he booked a flight and scrambled to the nearest airport in order to make the early evening performance.
“That’s an expensive flight to come fall off about the third jump,” he said behind the chutes after the ride.
Before he left the arena, he had a few words for entertainer Flint Rasmussen and the bullfighters.
“It’s good to be here, I’m telling you.”
“I’ll try to ride longer tomorrow. ”
It’s that attitude that’s made Cord a fan favorite.