Friday, February 10, 2012

Believe in Tomorrow - Bull Riding!

As they say, "That's one angry bull!" Ever watch Professional Bull Riding on television? PBR as it's called? Before kids, my wife and I used to watch it all the time. It's good entertainment. This past weekend the PBR Tour cam through Baltimore.

My family had the opportunity to attend the PBR Championship at the fabulous 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, an opportunity given to us by the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation. This included a pre-event light dinner and meeting a couple of the bull riders in addition to a back-stage tour. Did you know that some bulls buck to the left, others to the right, and others like to spin? You do now. Bull riders know this because these cowboys study the bulls on their laptops:

Who is the main sponsor of Professional Bull Riding (PBR)? Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR), of course!

This is Flint Rasmussen, your entertainer for the evening. Rodeos are known for their clowns. But remember, these clowns are there for the bull riders' protection. But please do not confuse them with the clowns in Washington or Annapolis.

Here's a redneck Zamboni.

Here's what the fabulous Baltimore Arena looks like for a PBR event. It's was actually pretty crowded! And we stuck out like a sore thumb. I was the one without cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, and\or camouflage.

Did I mention that the event was sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)?

You know you're at a bull riding event when Ryan Dirteater and Stormy Wing are on the leaderboard.

Now it's time for the bulls, who are, in reality, the stars of the show. This here is one angry bull. My kids asked why bulls get so mad when you sit on them. Hell, I'd be mad if some cowboy tried to sit on me! But you have to give it to those cowboys. They have to be really brave to risk having a 3,000 lb bull landing on them.

And don't get that bull angry. If you do, he'll chase you across the arena. Scale that fence!

Check out this cowboy flying through the air after getting bucked.

Yes, this bull is actually flying through the air!!! There's no 'four on the floor' here. Run like hell!!!

It was an awesome night and we had a great time. Thank you, Believe in Tomorrow! We'll see you in April at the Port to Fort Race!!!

And I'd like to thank the following sponsors. Lincoln Welders. For all your welding needs!

When you need to haul something, Big Tex Trailers will haul it for you!

Bass Pro Shops. For all your fishing, hunting, camping, and deer antler lamp needs.

Bad Boy Mowers. They are not associated with Big Boyz Bail Bonds. Nor the Gonzaga, Mississippi State, or Georgia Bulldogs. Seriously, check out this link. I Googled Gonzaga Bulldogs. Someone totally ripped off someone.

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