It’s Been a Special Ride

With a media throng gathered around him Saturday night, Trevor Brazile was his typical calm, cool, collected and very respectful self, fielding dozens of questions. Then he recalled something someone once told him. “A wise man once said to me, ‘Anyone can be a winner, but not everybody can be a champion,’” Brazile said, before […]

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NFR Event by Event

It’s official now. Bareback riding has a dynasty. Tim O’Connell put together a solid 87-point ride in the 10th and final go-round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. That was enough to split fifth- and sixth-place money, but more important, it gave O’Connell a tie with […]

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What ifs?

We’re finally down to crunch time at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. And believe me, it’s very crunchy this year, heading into the 10th and final go-round Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.   There are gold-buckle races to be settled almost across the board, including in the chase to be named all-around […]

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Chambers with the Slam Dunk

There aren’t too many people on this planet who can say they’re on a list of one, who can say they’re the only ones to ever achieve a specific feat. Bridger Chambers is one of those people. And it’s a pretty interesting feat. You see, along with being a rodeo stud, the 6-foot-5-inch Chambers is […]

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Keepin’ it Country

Each year, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is really all about moments. Of course, many of those moments happen on the arena dirt at the Thomas & Mack Center. But some of those moments happen well outside the realm of competition here in Las Vegas. And sometimes, you don’t know those moments are actually moments […]

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Miss Rodeo America

Every year, the newly crowned Miss Rodeo America gets all the usual questions that one might expect from the press covering such a pageant. So I take it upon myself as your intrepid NFR Experience blogger to turn that process on its ear a little bit, digging up things about Miss Rodeo America that you […]

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This is not your father’s NFR

Back in the 1980s, as Oldsmobile tried to become more hip with a younger crowd, the car company came up with a new commercial slogan: “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.” Alas, the slogan never really caught on, and Oldsmobile ceased production in 2004, after 106 years. But you could apply that same slogan to […]

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