I've been very impressed with Big Tex this season. The bull was very hyped going through the futurities and classics when he was named Tilt-A-Whirl, and he has really bucked onto the scene in 2009. Some say he may be as good as Bones, and I can't say I disagree. His out this past Sunday was possibly the most impressive I've seen all season. He will definitely challenge Bones, Troubador, etc. for Bucking Bull of the Year.
It's great that Chad Berger put a bounty on him as well. I believe it was $10,000, but I'm not sure. It will be interesting to see if anyone will get a chance to ride him for big money over the next month or so.
I really like Big Tex, and i agree he could be up for BBOY.
I'm also impressed with Code Blue. That is one rank bull, and if he keeps it up, he'll be a contender for BBOY too. Skyhawk Cut-a-Rug is another one that has broken out this season. Voodoo Child seems to have regained his footing as has Sir Patrick. Glad to see these old pros doing well. One of my personal favorites is Chicken on a Chain. He's doing good but seems to have lost some of his fire.
Overall, I think the short go bulls this year are exceptional.