Watching the first round of this weekend’s Built Ford Tough Series event in Tulsa online on PBR-TV was a better experience than watching PBR events on Versus TV. I just wish my computer screen was a lot bigger!
We saw and heard a bull riding event up close, with commentators who gave us the information we needed at the time we needed it…and weren’t afraid of a few seconds of silence when there was nothing to say. THAT is how you build excitement.
We also got to see a lot more of Flint, and he was on fire–much better than having to watch commercials. Nice job on singing the intro to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
In comparison, the Versus TV guys talk non-stop, ignoring what’s happening in the arena half the time, thinking they’re so amusing when they joke among themselves, while we viewers are trying to figure out what the score is or what bull we saw…sometimes even which rider!
One technical quibble: the rider name and home town shown on the screen are in a time warp—one rider behind, and once completely wrong: the screen said Shane Proctor, but the rider was actually Sean Willingham.
Speaking of Sean, you know how since last year I’ve been saying, “Bull riders are the new rock stars?” Well, here’s a direct quote from Clint: “Talk about a man who’s a rock star–Sean Willingham.”
The PBR should hire me, right?
It was good to see JB Mauney and Brian Canter back after serious injuries…and a bummer that Ryan McConnel and Guilherme Marchi were pulled from competition because of previous injuries acting up.
Best outfit: Robson Aragao’s black and white Spiderman motif.
The bulls were top shelf–they tossed Renato Nunes, Austin Meier, Chris Shivers, and Travis Briscoe. Yikes!
Looking forward to Round 2 tomorrow (8:30 pm EST).