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Headlining in Houston

This week the Houston media released the concerts that will take place during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and it looks to be a terrific showcase of musical talent. Over 20 nights, RodeoHouston will host the top rodeo contestants in the land, and they’ll serve as the opening act for consecutive nights of concerts.[...]
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Cord on the board

A lot has happened in Cord McCoy’s life in the last couple of years. Since November 2009, he has proposed during the PBR World Finals; videoed the 16th season of “The Amazing Race;” promoted the reality series in which he and brother Jet finished second; chased another qualification to the PBR World Finals in 2010;[...]
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Barrels and blogs

Tana Poppino is a superior athlete and one of the elite barrel racers in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, a three-time qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. A Coloradoan by birth, she’s been in the northeast Oklahoma community of Big Cabin for a long time. She’s married to a cowboy, steer roper Marty Poppino,[...]
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Global contest

The Professional Bull Riders has considered itself a global organization for a long time. There’s good reason. Adriano Moraes, Ednei Caminhas, Guilherme Marchi and Renato Nunes are all Brazilians, and all own the title of PBR world champion. Australian Troy Dunn also carries that prestige. This past weekend, Brazilian Valdiron de Oliveira won the Madison[...]
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That’s just unheard of

Angie Meadors has a lot going for her. This past December, she qualified for her sixth trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where she won two go-rounds outright and split the final night of competiton. In all, she walked away from ProRodeo’s season championship event with $50,700 in earnings, which just about anyone would[...]
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Magical 21

More than half the cowboys competing at in the first round of the Madison Square Garden Invitational on Friday night rode their bulls the qualifying eight seconds. That’s pretty incredible, especially in the Professional Bull Riders’ Built Ford Tough Series, where the riding percentage isn’t near that good most go-rounds. Douglas Duncan of Alvin, Texas,[...]
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PBR picks

There are thousands of fans who are plenty excited for the start of the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series schedule. They show up in packs to events all across the country, and when they’re not on site, they tune in to all the action on the Versus network. They all have their favorite[...]
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Thinking of playoffs

Sunday afternoon, I plan to be inside Arrowhead Stadium rooting on the Kansas City Chiefs in their first-round playoff game with the Baltimore Ravens. It’s the Chiefs’ next step at fighting for a world championship, and it’s why the playoffs is a fantastic time of year in sports. In rodeo, we have the Wrangler Million Dollar[...]
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