Month: February 28, 2011

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McCoys go from last to third in one leg of ‘Amazing Race’

Halfway through Sunday’s second episode of the CBS-TV reality series “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business,” Jet McCoy made quite an understated comment. “Cord, this is a milestone,” said McCoy, who is racing around the world for $1 million with his brother. “We’re not in last place. Woohoo.” Many fans, especially those who have fallen for[...]
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What are you going to watch?

Sunday nights are big nights for rodeo fans who watch their favorite folks on television, and tonight is no different At 7 p.m. Central, both the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series event from St. Louis and “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business” will be televised, the PBR on VERSUS and Jet and Cord McCoy[...]
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The real backbone of rodeo

There are many facets in the world of rodeo, from the variety of events to the personalities of the contestants to the contractors and committees. Each has a vital role in the sport’s success. But the backbone of rodeo isn’t the roper, wrestler or rider, nor is it an amazing animal athlete; the driving force[...]
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Houston state of mind

Beginning Tuesday, the top cowboys and cowgirls will begin their run at the $50,000 top prize delivered to the winners in each event of RodeoHouston, one of the biggest events each year. This year, though, it will not be part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the top sanctioning body in the sport. However, it[...]
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Rodeo with attitude

If you’ve seen TwisTED Rodeo before, you’ll note the layout redesign. The new and very improved look is thanks to the fine folks at RodeoAttitude.com, one of the most valuable resources for people looking for information on rodeo. I’ve had a great relationship with Cindy Meyers and her crew of great folks, and I appreciate[...]
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Larry visits the rodeo

The History Channel has a new series, “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy.” It airs Tuesdays, and it’s something I’ve been interested in seeing. I just haven’t done it yet. On Wednesday afternoon, I had a friend send me the YouTube link to the show’s episode that aired this week and will air[...]
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The Guymon commitment

In working on the promotion for the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, I heard a great story about how the annual showcase went from a little event to a large affair. It’s been 19 years since Robert Etbauer won his second straight saddle bronc riding world championship in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Melyn Johnson[...]
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In the Feild of play

I was a little surprised when I got the results from the final go-round of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Saturday night. An arena record 93-point ride occurred in bareback riding; that wasn’t a surprise. But learning that Tilden Hooper’s ride on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Big Tex wasn’t the record-breaking ride was[...]
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