Back in the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kirk Gibson — who could barely walk but hobbled to the plate as a pinch-hitter — hit one of the most iconic home runs of all time, in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 against the favored Oakland Athletics. The call by […]Read more "The 10th go-round of the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo"
If you’ve been hanging around the Thomas & Mack Center much this week during the nine go-rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, you might have noticed a nice little patriotic touch to the attire of some contestants and folks tied to this event. That would be the red, white and blue feathers poking from […]Read more "The true colors of rodeo"
Night 8 of the Wrangler National Finals was a big night for Amberleigh Moore, who won the barrel racing go-round in an arena-record-tying 13.37 seconds. It was nearly as good a night for Ivy Conrado, who took second in the go-round at 13.63. That means it was a fantastic night for Kelly Conrado, because he […]Read more "Amberleigh Moore"
There are so many good viewing parties for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that it’s hard to choose just one to attend. So I didn’t choose just one. I hit three hot spots around town on Tuesday night, and had a great time at all three with a bunch of fun-loving rodeo fans. There’s not […]Read more "Beyond the Dirt"
On Sunday, Miss Rodeo America 2017 was crowned. So of course, on Monday, she had to make the rounds, which included an evening stop at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo media room. The delightful Lisa Lageschaar was surely asked all day long about winning, her responsibilities for the next year, her hopes as an ambassador […]Read more "Miss Rodeo America 2017"
Since 1985, when the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo first arrived in Las Vegas, no bull rider nicknamed “Juice Cat” had ever won a go-round. Until now, that is. On Sunday night, in the fourth go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center, Brennon Eldred hopped aboard Wrangler Extreme and held on nicely for all 8 seconds, […]Read more "“Juice Cat”"
For the 18,000 or so folks congregating at the Thomas & Mack Center each night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, there’s no doubt they all think this event is fantastic. But no two of them would describe it in the exact same way. They’ve all got their own take, based on their experiences for […]Read more "Describe the Wrangler NFR in five words or less."