Post by gangsterbulls on Jan 28, 2008 19:14:23 GMT -5
Look at that --- Don't pay attention for a week and I'm out $5 and CThrash13 doesn't think the 2007 PBR WORLD CHAMPION BUCKING BULL is even in the running this year !!!!! Oh well, the only opinions that count are those of the top 45 riders at the end of the season.
The more I watch the replay of Chicken on a Chain in Hotlanta, the more proud I am of that bull. He never quit. He got too close to the out gate and hit it with both his head and his hip. Then he made some big leaps to get away from the gate, found his spot and got into the spin. If you watch it in slow motion you can see Chicken turn his head 90 degrees right before he hit the gate so he didn't hit it any harder. Also when he jumped away from the gate-watch his eyes- for just a second he thought about hookin' a bullfighter or two. Was it a great out? No, but the bull showed 100% heart - he never quit.
Chicken on a Chain was pretty amazing at the Ft. Pierce Challenger show. Took care of Mexican sensation Hugo Pedreo in 2-3 secs. The final round was stacked full of World Finals Bulls just back from Vegas - Chicken, Booger Butt, Eddie Munster, Fragle Rock, Little Mr. T, and Fear Factor. Also in the final round and showing that they belonged were #428 Eviction and Renegade Rodeo's #465 bull. Look for these two and 'the little red bull' Splatter Platter at a BFTS event this year.
Chicken on a Chain and his possy (Booger Butt, 3-time World Finals Bull - Barbosa, Git-R-Done, Mule Train, etc.) will be at Winston-Salem. Look for The Amazing Flyin' Chicken 10-15 times this year on the BFTS.
On a sad note, the Godfather himself, 'Acid', had an apparent stroke and was put down last week. Acid was a 2005 World Finals Bull. They still show clips of Adriano "on Acid" on some commercials and promos for the PBR. We'll miss him.
First off, I'm very sorry to hear about Acid. That's never good news.
Second, I don't think Chicken on a Chain is in anyone's top five right now after his first out, but I told you I would give him another chance this weekend. These days, however, a bull can't really afford to have one low 40-point out, much less two. So he will definitely have to be on his game this time around. It's still WAY too early to eliminate a bull from BotY contention, but there are definitely five others that have performed better so far in 2008.
And gangsterbulls, if I wasn't so hard on you, who would be?
CoaC had an awesome out in North Carolina last weekend, and he is definitely back on my radar screen. That being said, I still have Troubador, Big Bucks, and Copperhead Slinger ranked ahead of him. But there is a long way to go, that's for sure. If he continues bucking like that every trip, he will be right back in the thick of things.
Post by rossjustinfan on Feb 10, 2008 19:32:49 GMT -5
My vote for BOTY would have to be Chicken On A Chain. I say he is a repeat performer this year. He had a really great out in North Carolina and I think he will keep going strong through the entire year.
I am so sorry to hear about Acid...he too was a fantasic bull...
I never got to see the trip from Chicken - I was out of the house and unfortunately missed it (and something is up with my VCR that makes it not record pre-programmed shows....argh).
Holy moly....did anyone see God's Gift last night in Anaheim? That was really impressive. He was better than even White Magic, especially according to the judges (47.25 versus a 47). I'm glad to see Don Kish is at least bringing some bulls to the PBR again. I hope he does it more often again (and so should Dan Russell, for that matter). Now if only Thomas Taylor would bring his bulls back....but I bet that ain't happening again.
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Can someone explain to me how "Bull of the Year" is chosen? I was wondering last night after Copperhead Slinger was ridden for the 3rd (?) time this year. Does the buck off percentage have much to do with it, or is it more about the scores? Or a combination of things?
Speaking of "Bull of the Year", I hope Troubadour isn't too bad off and heals quickly. It must be terrible for a stock contractor to see one of his bulls sick or hurting. I hope they keep us updated.
It's a combo of both. Riders usually vote for the bulls that buck hard every time, while giving the riders a fair chance to get a great score. That me be completely off, but that's what I've seen in recent seasons (Mossy Oak Mudslinger as a prime example). Copperhead Slinger will definitely get a lot of votes heading into The Finals.
Also, be on the lookout for my PBR Bull Power Rankings. I should have that published tomorrow or Wednesday. That will help break down some of the numbers.