Is bull-riding in rodeos the stupidest sport?
In what way is it stupid? It’s a high intensity sport, pitting a 150 pound man against a 2000 pound animal. Eight second of adrenaline filled excitement. Of course, if you don’t have the cajones, well I guess you might call it “stupid” to hide your fear. Terms like “cowboy up” and “No Fear” are not just words to a bull rider. They carry true meaning. How do you cheat in bull riding? Answer, you can’t. You against the bull, period. At my son’s last junior rodeo one boy hung up in the rope, and for about 6 second his arm was caught. The bull fighters did a great job of getting him lose, and saving his life, but not before it tore his shoulder and broke his arm. The riders at this rodeo are competitors, but they also go to school together, practice together, and camp together on rodeo weekend. My son happened to ride right after his friend hung up. Nobody would have blamed him for bailing early, but he covered his bull, and won the event. Stupid sport? Now NASCAR, there is a stupid sport.