All right. There aren’t many sports I enjoy watching. One I don’t like to miss, however is bull-riding. These guys are tough and a bit crazy to get on the back of those bulls, many of which are mean and will try to stomp the rider after they fall off. There is no other sport quite like it.
The bulls are treated well and are considered athletes also. They also have their fans.
Right now, I’m watching the PBR in Las Vegas on VS, the TV station. I wish I could afford to go out there for the show, but my cash situation is too pathetic for a whim like that. I’ll just let you know who my favorite riders are.
A) Valderon de Oliveira is my favorite Brazilian. Why do I like him? He seems like such a nice person. His smile is so genuine that it reminds me of a new sun shining for the first time on a darkened planet. Plus, he is one great rider. For a while he had the highest rank this year until fellow rider Silvano Alves topped him on points. 😦
B) Ben Jones is my favorite Australian. Why? This guy rides with broken ribs and will still do his crazy victory dance for us if he successfully rides his bull. What more can you ask for?
C) Ryan Dirteater is my favorite American. The Cherokee kid was out for a while with injuries, but he is back! The picture doesn’t give you a good idea of his personality, which is bright and cheerful. I can’t not root for him.