With the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo all wrapped up, it’s time to get in a couple still-fresh leftovers from the rodeo refrigerator. So here we go. * I’ve met country music legend Charlie Daniels face-to-face twice in my life, both times at the Thomas & Mack Center during the Wrangler NFR, in 2015 and then […]Read more "Rodeo Refrigerator"
One of the greatest things about covering rodeo is that these contestants – all these great cowboys and cowgirls – provide some of the best quotes. But you know who provides better quotes? Rodeo fans. Without question, hands down, bar none, Katy bar the door, I get the best comments when I’m talking to those […]Read more "Best quotes"
There’s no question that Sage Kimzey is a spectacular bull rider. The cowboy from Strong City, Okla., has won three consecutive PRCA world championships, and he’s in great position to make it four in a row this week at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. But hey, from the perspective of the media, I don’t just […]Read more "A great quote"
OK, we all know that pretty much nobody likes dealing with TSA checks at the airport. All those rules and regulations about sizes and types of luggage and carry-ons. And don’t get me started about the lines and the body scanners and the dreaded, “We’re gonna need to take you over here for more personal […]Read more "Clear Bag Policy"
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cowboy or cowgirl who doesn’t exude humility. But Bill Tutor arguably takes it a step further. He’s humble about being humble. That’s what made him the perfect contestant to help the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo give proper tribute to the terrible event that unfolded here in Las Vegas on […]Read more "No. 59"
It’s a story I never get tired of telling. I was a young sports writer, with dreams of one day working at a big newspaper, or maybe Sports Illustrated. I loved covering all sorts of sports. From the major stick-and-ball events to tennis to track and even swimming – which some would say is not […]Read more "After all, this isn’t my first rodeo"
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"