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So I'm watching a rodeo on tv and I think there should be more rules.

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Springthing, May 16, 2009.

  1. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Ok, so here are my few thoughts on what I'm watching right now. When I see bullriding and all I keep thinking the same thing an I'm not sure anyone can change my mind. They need to add a few rules - ones that influence the scoring.

    1. If you wear a helmet you should have points deducted. There's something about a "cowboy" wearing a helmet that just doesn't sit right with me. I wouldn't think it right to see a face guard on a boxer. I don't think it's right for a cowboy to wear a helmet.

    2. If you do the hobbling thing after your ride you should have points deducted. If you're that sore stay at home. The "I'm about crippled but I'm here because riding is my life and I ride through the pain" b/s doesn't work anywhere else but in your own mind. No one thinks you're tougher because you hobble. I think you're a faker. You're not hobbling any other time and you didn't have a nasty spill. Stay home you poor, sore man.

    3. If you do that punching of the wall or gate, or kicking of anything because of your 'anger' at having had a bad run...guess what..?...right! You should have points deducted. Be professional, take it like a man. If you have so much testosterone that you feel the need to hit something ("grrrrrr!!! AAAArrrrrr!!") then do it when the camera is not around. My guess is that you wouldn't be doing it without them.

    4. If you get on camera and say anything to the effect of "well, I'm feeling really good tonight and I think there's a good chance I come away with the win here..." .....well... you shouldn't be allowed to ride. If you didn't think you' be ready for a good night and that there's a chance you might win, then you wouldn't be there. I've not heard ONCE someone get on camera and say "no, tonight is going to totally suck and I've got awful feelings about my riding tonight. I think I'm going to tank."


    Ok...back to truck stuff...thought I'd ramble for a few.
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  2. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I was trying to think of something really cool to say, but I can't think of anything right now. Your post baffled me I guess, I am starting to laugh now so I guess you made my night! If I don't know what else to say........for the first time in my life I am speechless. :gasp:
  3. adidasboy918

    adidasboy918 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I agree with most of what you are saying. One of my lil cousins does rodeo riding. If he really wants to do the cowboy rodeo thing great for him but do it with style like the original cowboys did without the helmets. :rofl:
  4. Crakums_GT

    Crakums_GT Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I agree with everything except the helmets. I rode for 4 years and never wore one. But, under the suggestion of a girlfriend at the time, I did try a helmet while practicing once and couldn't believe the difference it made.....for the worse. It throws off your balance just enough and also hinders your vision of everything you're used to seeing. The helmets are safer (maybe a non cowboy wussey move) but they actually make it harder to ride in my opinion. More power to someone wearing a helmet for safety knowing how goofy they look in it.

    -Greg
  5. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Well, but my point is.. if you are worried about safety then maybe sitting on the back of a raving mad 1500lb animal with horns that's thrashing about while you hang on with an upturned hand is not for you. lol

    Amy, speechless? I'm flattered!
  6. 1_low_rider

    1_low_rider Rockstar 100 Posts

    you should become a judge and redefine the sport!!!:glasses:
  7. Project1

    Project1 Rockstar 100 Posts

    i didnt even know they had rodeos on tv
  8. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    :lol::lol::lol:
  9. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I am still speechless about this thread, I honestly don't know what to say.

    When I was in school I took a poetry class and I found out that I really like cowboy poetry, I went to a PBR tournament when it came to Cleveland and it was so much fun to watch. Some of the guys even wear a bulletproof vest looking thing, and then a neck brace that sticks up out of there shirt. It's even more exciting if you have a couple beers while your watching it, okay now I'm back to being speechless! :glasses:
  10. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    If i see a guy wobble when he gets off his bull, i think "man, that guy's a whimp. suck it up, this aint the first bull you've rode...i hope"

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