James Phifer, a PRCA photographer from east Texas, sent me a couple of photos today, and viewing those images got me to thinking about a few things.
Over the course of my career covering rodeo, I’ve interviewed Trevor Brazile dozens of times. There are times the questions-answers become redundant because, well, we’ve done this a lot. But each time, Trevor is thoughtful, considerate and a great interview because of the things he says but also the way he says them.
That’s one of the great things about it, in addition to his talent, his work ethic and his humbleness. He’s intelligent and presents his case very well; it’s a good lesson for all cowboys and cowgirls who make their livings on the rodeo trail, because good media coverage is GREAT for our sport. If you want to win a Montana Silversmiths gold buckle, you’ve got to outwork your competition but praise those men and women at the same time. It’s a fine art.
On one of my contracts, I’ll get to visit with Trevor again on a piece about the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the Home of Champions in Las Vegas during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In fact, 56 world championships will be represented by Team MGM during the 10 nights of ProRodeo’s premier event. That’s pretty impressive, and I’m pretty sure no other Las Vegas resort can boast the same thing.
Now I just need to interview Trevor for this story, which I’ll be posting next week. I just need Trevor to give me a call. I hope he’s still got my number.