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As if the bull riding isn’t tough enough – the bull fighters at PBR are even tougher. It’s up to them to protect fallen bull riders from their mounts. They are fearless, and sometimes have closer encounters with the bulls than intended. Hats off to the Dickies Durabull Bullfighters.

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Cathcing air. He did not get hurt, and continued working for the rest of the event.

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In October & November of ’07 we were in Vegas enjoying the PBR Finals. It was great, wonderful people, fantastic action, and more. Of course – it was Vegas! Sunday PBR came to the Honda Center in Anaheim and we were there. I wish that my D3 would have come in time to shoot there, but alas it did not, and I’m still waiting (since placing my order in Nov!).

We had a great time watching and cheering for everyone. Bull riding is definitely a tough sport – as the folks at PBR say “The Toughest Sport on Dirt”!

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Earlier this month the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) held their world finals in Las Vegas. It is a two week bull riding extravaganza with seven  competitions spread over two weekends. Vegas turns into cowboy city and the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel hosts the first weekend of competition and two weeks of vendors areas (interestingly enough in the same place they put the Photoshop World vendors).

We were lucky to be there for the last weekend of competition for the Toughest Sport On Dirt.  The last weekend is held in the Thomas and Mack center at UNLV. Besides the bull riding there is a vendors area that has everything from Ford Trucks (one of the sponsors of PBR – Build Ford Tough series) to livestock trailers to furniture and jewelry. On Saturday morning there was a “Meet and Greet” autograph session for 2 hours with all of the bull riders. These guys were great talking with their fans, signing autographs and posing for photos – all for free. You certainly don’t see that in any other pro-sports!

Thank you PBR for a wonderful experience, we are looking forward to next years bull riding and will be at a few more events than just the finals.

Congratulations to all the bull riders for a fine and exciting year.

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