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.