Post by cowgirl4life30 on Oct 24, 2006 10:25:39 GMT -5
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 23, 2006) - As determined by a vote of the top 45 riders in the world, the top five bulls in contention for the prestigious title of PBR World Champion Bull are official. In no particular order, the five major players in this season’s race are:
Frontier and Teague Bucking Bulls’ Big Bucks; Frontier, Teague and Ron White’s Scene of the Crash; Chumley and Katich’s Dr. Proctor; Page and Teague Bucking Bulls’ Mossy Oak Mudslinger; and Taylor Made Bucking Bulls’ Pandora’s Box.
The PBR World Champion Bull is awarded $20,000 as well as a trophy trailer courtesy of Big Tex Trailers
I honestly thought Smokeless Wardance was better than Pandora's Box all the way through. I think they both had the same number of outings as well.
Then again, Smokeless Wardance did wear down a little on the Challenger Tour and Enterprise Tour over the summer, and a lot of the riders probably saw those performances as well. So I guess it's understandable in that regard. However, as for BFTS performance, Smokeless Wardance was definitely a top-fiver.
I have no beef with Mossy Oak Mudslinger making the list. He was great every time out. I'm still sticking with my guns and picking Big Bucks, however, with Dr. Proctor coming in second.
Post by rossjustinfan on Oct 28, 2006 14:15:51 GMT -5
I was thinking that Mudslinger may be BOTY just because he is a great bull to get on and the riders are usually in the 90's whenever they ride him, if they do stay on. I think he is one of the top favorite bulls that all the riders like (and one of my favorites as well). I know that they are going to retire him after the finals and that may be why talk is being circulated about him being BOTY. I think any of the above mentioned is a great choice for BOTY, even though Pandoras Box is crazy....LOL.
Post by chrisshiversluver on Oct 28, 2006 20:15:42 GMT -5
I definitly thought that Smokeless would be in there...thats disappointing. Well in that case it think Mossy Oak Mudslinger, just cause he deserves it the most out of those five. My second choice would be pandoras box..that bull is amazing.
Cody Lambert said it best. "If Mossy Oak Mudslinger wins BOTY, the riders were thinking with their hearts instead of their heads."
I couldn't agree more. Mudslinger deserved to be in the running, but he didn't deserve to win it. Big Bucks and Dr. Proctor were definitely better bulls all year long.
Also, why isn't bull of the year announced after The World Finals? The riders have to fight it out until the very last ride, and I think the bulls should have to as well. The bulls' performances on the biggest stage of the season should have a say in how the voting goes. That's just my thought on the subject.