Professional Bull Riders Come To Tulsa

Professional Bull Riders Come To Tulsa

There are 7 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Jul 16, 2009, titled Professional Bull Riders Come To Tulsa. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

Bulldozers are burying the BOK Center as the arena transforms into the rodeo capital of the world.

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The Outlaw Jose Wales

Tahlequah, OK

#1 Jul 17, 2009
Go Ryan!- Hootervills finest!

“Veteran US Army/Vietnam War”

Since: May 09

Tulsa, Oklahoma

#2 Jul 17, 2009
If the Tulsa Transit Night Line Bus Service ran from downtown to the area where I live after the event was over, I would have tried to go to the PBR event.

By the way, the PBR PR folks say that what they have is NOT a rodeo.

But, bull riding is one of the events at any regular Rodeo.

The PBR doesn't have rodeo clowns; they have "bull fighters."

I used to be a member of "Team PBR" the official fan club; but, it got to where I could not afford to keep up my membership.

I have a great-nephew, Jason, who is a bull rider down at Tahlequah. Yes, like Ryan Dirteater, he has Cherokee blood, too.

“Veteran US Army/Vietnam War”

Since: May 09

Tulsa, Oklahoma

#3 Jul 17, 2009
[B]PBR's Flint Rasmussen Ready For Tulsa[/B]

Posted: Jul 17, 2009 3:38 PM CDT Updated: Jul 17, 2009 5:35 PM CDT

By Tara Vreeland, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The toughest sport on earth is in town for the weekend. It's the world's rankest bulls versus the best riders at the BOK Center. But, that's not the only entertainment to be found on the arena floor. The Professional Bull Riders' entertainer is known for his singing, dancing, and comedy during the sport's rare slow spots.

Flint Rasmussen is a former school teacher from Montana turned funnyman. He's toured with the PBR for 11 years and says there is more to the PBR than most people expect.

"What I don't think people understand coming to a live show is the high energy. The pyrotechnics, the lighting, the music, rock and roll music, the comedy. The entertainment, the dancing by me," Flint Rasmussen told The News On 6 during an exclusive interview.

The PBR travels through most states, but Oklahoma is a favorite for Rasmussen and the riders.

07/16/2009 Related Story: Professional Bull Riders Come To Tulsa

"The Tulsa fans, they come from all over Oklahoma and there's a warmth there. It's kind of my kind of people, rural America," said Flint Rasmussen.

Rasmussen says his job is strictly entertainment. A common misconception is that rodeo clowns protect the cowboys. But, he says that's what the bullfighters do.

"I try to stay out of the way. They always joke please don't come help us because not only do we have to save the rider, but we have to save you and we don't want to do that," said Flint Rasmussen.

Rasmussen steers clear of the bulls, but it's a recent scare outside of the arena that has slowed him down, but only slightly.

"I had a heart attack while I was working out at my home. Had some procedures done. I was out for a little while and have come back slowly," said Flint Rasmussen.

The married father of two wears a heart rate monitor during shows, but says fans can expect the same enthusiastic performance out of him, just with a few breaks thrown in the mix.

"I feel really good actually. I just get tired easier. So, hopefully the fans will be okay with that and hopefully it will be as good as show as ever as long as it keeps ticking and I'm happy," said Flint Rasmussen.

You can catch Flint Rasmussen and the PBR all weekend.
him

Tulsa, OK

#4 Jul 17, 2009
I alway cheer for the bulls
Judge M fan

Tulsa, OK

#5 Jul 18, 2009
Anyone have any true fan info to add to the posts- I'm a little disheartened by the lack of it found in the press...
Good luck and have fun, boys!
:)

“PBR "Cowboy Up"”

Since: Jul 09

Bixby

#6 Jul 18, 2009
i went to 1st round of the PBR last night and i'm going to the Finals tomorrow at 2:00. it was a lot of fun and the set up was awesome. I wish Ryan Dirteater would have held on for .6 sec. more on his Re-Ride last night but he had a good ride anyways. Its too bad the first bull wouldn't stay up.

“Veteran US Army/Vietnam War”

Since: May 09

Tulsa, Oklahoma

#7 Jul 19, 2009
The local TV news folks and the Tulsa World act like there are no rodeos when there is no rodeos taking place in Tulsa.

But, the PRCA and PBR and other rodeo associations have professionals participating in rodeo events every week of the year.

Besides Ryan Dirteater, there are a number of PBR members who live in Oklahoma.

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