It’s been four nights since the final bull was bucked at the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and the last image we can remember from the Thomas & Mack Center dirt was Shane Proctor being laid upon a backboard and hauled out of the golden yellow gates.
While Proctor suffered a broken left arm that will require surgery, the injury isn’t nearly as severe as we first thought. That’s a blessing, but there were several over the 10 days of competition in Las Vegas. Whether it was Jhett Johnson, a cancer survivor, winning the team roping go-round on Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night or Seth Glause riding just his second bull at the NFR on opening day and posting the best bull riding score of the night or Jane Melby winning three rounds of barrel racing in her first NFR appearance.
My schedule didn’t allow for many hot posts from behind the scenes, but I hope to make up for that very soon, but I’m blessed by all those great opportunities.
Keep coming back, folks. Enjoy the ride.