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Old 01-15-2017, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default I've never seen bull riding like THAT!

Oh, god. Ohgodohgodohgod! I AM DYING HERE!

Ahem. We're making plans to go to the Pendleton Roundup next fall. (A major rodeo, for y'all poor souls who've never seen one.) And in the descriptions of the Professional Bull Riding that happens just prior to the Roundup Days, I find this gem:

Welcome to Professional Bull Riding….The toughest sport on dirt. The rules are simple. Place a wiry 150-pound cowboy on the back of a hulking, snorting temperamental 2,000 pound bull and see if he can ride the beast for an eternal eight seconds…with one hand strapped to the bull’s massive backside. Professional bull riding is a fierce, rough, and grueling sport with roots deeply imbedded in American culture. It’s America’s original extreme sport. The PBR has evolved into a captivating and adrenaline charged sporting event that features an all star cast of the greatest bull riders and bucking bulls in the world.

No, O puzzled ones. The bucking strap that the rider holds is around the bull's CHEST, not his butt! So you could say "strapped to his massive back" and be more or less accurate, although he's not permanently affixed to the bull as this implies.

I have a suspicion that the staff of the East Oregonian wrote their copy. The EO is the "newspaper" also responsible for the amphibious baseball player and the cops' night-vision googles.
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:55 PM   #2
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I'd be a snorting hulking mass of mean if some strange man's hand was strapped to my backside for far less than 8 seconds...

written like that - one can hardly blame the bull...LOL
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