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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

No Regrets: JB Mauney

Perhaps the greatest cowboy ever to sit on the back of an angry 2000 pound bull, JB's approach has never been to play it safe, never take the easy way, and even if it cost him big time - from championships to injuries -  by picking the toughest bull around. He did things his way and has never looked back.  It's earned him two world-championships but more importantly, the respect of PBR fans worldwide and a constant evolving legacy as a true cowboy.

VIDEO HERE  (12 minutes)

12 comments:

  1. Damn that was fascinating. I have never paid much attention to PBR

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  2. Sheer bad ass!!!
    Think he would be a good congressman or senator?
    I do!!!

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  3. We need more cowboys in congress and less lawyers!

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    1. Cav - you do know that under the Articles of Confederation lawyers were not allowed to hold elected federal office. That prohibition was eliminated in the Constitution - I wonder of the lawyers of the day had anything to do with that.

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  4. Great video. Would love to have see him go up against Bodacious.

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  5. robert william oriansJanuary 26, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    My buddy over east of my farm was in it bigtime till he hit 30 . He has trouble even walking now in his 40's . He raises Brahma/Longhorn crosses . I get all my meat steers from him . I don't ride 'em , I just eat them .

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  6. I was there to see Donnie Gay ride Oscar in 1977. You never heard a woman whoopin' and a hollerin' as I was about four seconds into a spectacularly perfect ride on one of the most spectacularly difficult to ride bulls in rodeo history.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en_UoQMpWbo

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_(bull)

    Truly. It was thrilling.

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    1. God, I haven't heard that name in years. It was a great ride, wasn't it?

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    2. It was a sight to behold. Had the good fortune as a youngin to see a go round every year when the NFR was in Okc till they moved to Vegas. Have seen replay of the Tuff Hedeman bodacious ride and reride turnout. Most gruesome sports collision I ever saw. Donnie Gay was a host at the NFR in Texas this year on the RFD channel which will be broadcasting every go round now.

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    3. I just read Oscar's page. Man, his blood was in a bunch of famous bulls!

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    4. It still brings tears to my eyes, when I think about it. I'd brought my Marlboro Man boyfriend with me, and he just sat there gaping at me going that berserk over that gorgeous snippet of all history. One of the judges must've been in a bad mood or blind, because it was PERFECT. Seriously. SO much so that the 8 seconds slowed to a crawl.

      Truly, 3 or 4 seconds in, it was plain this was historic and the crowd's roar grew louder. 2 more seconds and whoops and rodeo calls were drowning out the Cow Palace. The building was vibrating and everyone was up out of their seats -- except my boyfriend, who was glued to his seat and gaping up at me, saying, "I never knew just how big a yayhoo you were until this moment."

      And, dammit, he stole my PRCA hat after that. Still, can't take the glow off that stupendous sight. A year later I saw Donnie in line for hotdogs on my way back from visiting the Budweiser Belgians in the barns. I yelled, "Do it again, Donnie!" and he turned toward me and gave a half smile and a wink.

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  7. I'd bet, if he is still alive he has learned about places in and on his body that hurt like hell for no reasons. I tried bull riding out when I was 22. Now I am 72 and still can remember the thrill of a bucking bull and him tossing me like I was a flea. If I had ever thought I was going to live into my 100's, I would have taken better care. And oh yeah. I believe you are what you want to be. I want to live till I am well over 100 years. Even with all my pains.

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