Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Bulls @ The Garden

"Getting tough with the toughest sport on dirt"

Real steers, y'all. With names like Skeeter, Austin and Reese, these riders obviously have names (and some, the looks) more befitting a Harlequin romance novel than the streets of Manhattan. The steers themselves were a trip. Would you ride Bad Blood, Wrecking Havoc or Black Tornado?

The PBR Invitational at the Garden was an awesome line up of some of bull riding's best. I was thrilled to see Brazilian rider, Robson Palermo and J.B. Mauney from North Carolina in attendance.

The Naked Cowboy front and center

Accoutrements aside (the music, the steers, the Stetsons, the spurs), there's something very familiar to me about all this. Perhaps its the memory of a life past, driving along a dirt road in the heat of the Oklahoma sun, dust clouds swirling around. Years ago.

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