From a disgruntled fan of bull riding (not me, though I am disgruntled):
“Another night of PBR in Nashville and another DQ of a Brazilian while Gage Gay and everyone else gets a free ride. Disgusting. Low score again for Alves. Come on PBR. Quit showing your biases.”
First night of Jack Daniels Invitational: 79.50 for Alves, 76.50 for de Oliveira. I didn’t see the event, but come on, boys–when has Valdiron turned in a crappy ride? We know PBR is gunning for Silvano, but what do they have against Valdiron? I’ll tune in on Sunday and see what damage has been done since Friday night.
Let’s see how PBR makes things happen. Here are the Round 2 drafts. Do we think this is all random?
JB Mauney bull was Prince Jake. In 7 outs, this is the bull’s story:
Do we think he’ll be able to ride that bull?
Gage Gay’s bull: Marty, who’s been out once this year, and scored 21.25. Yeah, that’s a challenge.
Mike Lee: Redbone. 5 outs,
Cody Nance: Hot & Juicy. 19 outs,
Let’s see what creampuff bulls those sissy Brazilians were given:
Guilherme Marchi: King Lopez. 49 outs,
Silvano Alves: Delco. 43 outs,
Marco Eguchi: Modified Clyde. 28 outs,
Emilio Resende: Bad to the Bone. Only 7 outs, but–
Claudio Crisostomo: Who Dat. 46 outs,
Joâo Ricardo Vieira: Dracula. Only 8 outs, but:
The two surprises, to me, were Renato Nunes matched with Roar, whose record is less than stellar, and Valdiron with RMEF Gone Huntin’, a debut bull. I’m thinking, Renato is losing confidence again (he feels his feelings and forgets that he has a gold buckle) and somebody’s gambling on Valdiron’s bull being of the same caliber as the other RMEF bulls. Fabiano Vieira got Skid Row Joe, but I can’t tell you anything about the bull because there are two with that name in the ProBullStats records, neither of which seems to belong to Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger / Clay Struve/Joe Rose, who are listed as owners on the PBR website.
I think the facts pretty much set the b.s. straight.