« Last post by adams1 on September 24, 2014, 04:38:42 PM »
Well they don't ALL get to be in contention for BBOY just because they made finals. If I remember correctly, it's either 5 or 8 bulls that are selected through a voting process to determine the contenders, and the one with the best scores over the weekend out of those bulls is the winner.
So it's not like NONE of the scores from the year count.
My picks for contenders this year...
- Air Time
- Mickey Mouse
- Stone Sober
Amongst them, the bull to put together the 2 most consistent rank trips will win...granted the riders make it more than 2 jumps. With the exception of Wacker, who's on the downhill slope, all of these bulls have a knack for being super rank one day and an off day the next. It should be an exciting Finals from the bull standpoint.
Also, Fire & Smoke could be on the list...maybe. Rango would have been, had he not decided to kick the bucket. Tested and I'm A Gangster, Too fit in the top ten. I'd say Margy Time, but I'm not certain how it works for an ABBI bull in contention.
« Last post by onebull on September 24, 2014, 03:28:27 PM »
I disagree because they can build up the points all year and a couple good rides in Finals they are in. The bulls buck all season and nothing counts but two lousy outs. There should at least be three outs and the best out of three gets the Title. JMO
« Last post by newby on September 24, 2014, 02:17:15 PM »
« Last post by adams1 on September 24, 2014, 02:16:22 PM »
Ya think Bo in his prime beats Wacker in his prime? I don't know...for bucking guys off, yeah. But if both were ridden or scored for their respective rank trips, I think Wacker edges Bo...I hate to say it, but I think it's true.
The finals is where a guy needs to put on his game face. Early in the year isn't nearly as big a deal. I was in the top ten in the PBR one year after the Casper, WY touring pro and it's because no one else was out of bed yet. It's the end of the year that counts...added pressure, all the time invested...that's when the champ is decided.
And this format beats the Bull Riders Only format, for sure.
« Last post by Twist1490 on September 24, 2014, 01:23:52 PM »
Disagree...A couple bad rides most certainly can cost a bull rider a title at the finals. Or a bad finals can cost a bull rider a title...I think Chris Littlejohn could confirm this....how many years was he up there in contention only to buck off dang near everything they ran under him at the NFR. You want a title you have to win it at the finals.
« Last post by newby on September 23, 2014, 05:52:53 PM »
He is a rank sob but far from the rankest ever!! The white whale was ranker and way more dangerous!! J31 Bodacious! Bad spelling I am sure.
« Last post by adams1 on September 23, 2014, 04:16:52 PM »
That's just it, he's not been as stellar this year as he once was. He's showing his age. I hope he puts together 2 outs like his former self at the finals. My frustration with your blind promotion of him doesn't diminish the fact that he's the rankest bull we've ever seen...but it's obvious to me that each trip he's losing a little bit.
« Last post by onebull on September 23, 2014, 03:47:03 PM »
« Last post by adams1 on September 23, 2014, 08:26:42 AM »
Eek...43 points and that looked high to me. Granted, the ground was $h!t, but it didn't help his case. I'd really like nothing more than for Wacker to put together 2 of those stellar, jaw-dropping 47 point trips at the finals and go out as the man, ala Michael Gaffney. Time will tell...
« Last post by Twist1490 on September 22, 2014, 02:38:02 PM »
Bahaha! He throws up one of them 43.00 trips in Las Vegas next month and he will not be the bucking bull of the year!