Post by cowboy4443 on Jul 31, 2005 21:17:55 GMT -5
OK, call me a dumb ass, but lately why are the OLN camera's so determined to get a close up of the riders wrapping the rope around their hand and why are the tuggers so determined to waive thier hand in front of the camera. cowboy4443
Are you going to lay there and bleed, or Cowboy Up...
ha ha ha! just a guess but i know they get a lot of questions about "how do they wrap their rope...blah blah what are they doin blah blah" and i know gaffney is explaining it over and over.....maybe they just gave into the viewers to let them actually see. Now as far as waving....well its either for family of vanity. thats just my guess lol. what bothers me is when they show the people walkin off sometimes and cuttin halfway or after the ride. just a bit of a bummer to hear the crowd ooo, ahh, and aww....and not know why.
After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him
The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut
Post by cowgirl4life30 on Aug 3, 2005 20:34:44 GMT -5
Megz...I agree about them walking off... I hate that. They always like to show the guys that buck off too and they are just pissed off. Give the guys some space, no one likes losing (and bucking off means the bull won and the rider lost.) It is a waste of time.
Well I can tell you that there was more then once that the camera man almost got knocked into the chute or over the edge trying to get those shots. It also required riders that might be able to assist if trouble occurs back from the chutes. I saw a couple case where the bull was acting up in the chutes and when someone stepped forward to help the camera man was in their way. I am hoping that they actually cut some of it out if this continues to happen. Either that or they need to require that all of these shots be taken with an over head or a camera on a boon (I think that is the correct term but have no clue...basically the camera on the stick!) Maybe if they figure out that after the first 50 times we do not need to see the hand wrapping the rope it will be better.
You all know that following riders behind the chutes is one of my biggest pet peeves. If they are still in the arena go ahead but not when they leave. I would hate to do a bad presentation at work then have someone follow me to see my reaction as I leave. And does it really make anyone really want to watch more or increase the drama?. IMO it just makes some riders look bad to someone flipping through the channels that does not understand why the rider is so emotional about it.
"All I have to do is really learn how to dance with a bull. You just have to remember that he's definitely leading and you have to follow. You can't get behind at all. If you keep in time with him, you're all right. I just wish it wasn't such a hard dance to learn."- Fred Boettcher