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PUEBLO, Colo. (September 21, 2010) - Visiting eight of the 20 largest markets in the United States, the Professional Bull Riders announced their 2011 elite Built Ford Tough Series schedule that will make 28 stops in 23 states beginning Jan. 7-9 in New York City.

Featuring the top bull riders in the world and the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, the BFTS travels to 20 of the largest television markets, including the top three with New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

“The 2011 Built Ford Tough Series schedule sets the stage for the continued growth of our sport and the PBR brand,” said PBR Chief Global Events Officer David Cordovano. “We are excited to be returning to the Pacific Northwest and the great fans in Portland and Seattle as well as adding key stops throughout the country including Chicago, Charlotte and Indianapolis.”

The season begins at world famous Madison Square Garden, which hosted three sellout crowds in a row in 2010. It concludes Oct. 26-30 in Las Vegas with the PBR World Finals and the crowning of the 2011 PBR World Champion, who receives the largest single payout of any bull riding event in the world and a $1 million bonus.

The PBR will make its first trip to the United Center in Chicago on Mar. 5-6, and Milwaukee, Wis., will host its inaugural BFTS event on Sept. 9-10. The PBR is back in Indianapolis after more than 10 years on Jan. 29-30, and visits Key Arena in Seattle for the first time on Apr. 29-30.

After setting one-day records for largest crowd (46,500) and largest payout ($260,000) on Feb. 20, 2010, the PBR heads back to Cowboys Stadium on Feb. 19 for a special one-day event.

J.B. Mauney and Shane Proctor of Mooresville, N.C. will be competing only 30 miles from home when the BFTS visits Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

“It is always more exciting when all your family and friends can be there,” said Mauney, who is ranked third in the BFTS standings. “I was leading going into the last day when we were there in 2007, but didn’t win so I want to win there next year.”

It will be less than an hour for Ross Coleman to travel from Molalla, Ore. to compete at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. on Feb. 4-5 and for Travis Briscoe to drive from Edgewood, N.M. to Albuquerque and the world-famous Pit on Mar. 25-27.

Oklahomans will be able to cheer home state favorites Austin Meier of Kinta, Ryan McConnel of Coalgate, L.J. Jenkins of Porum and Cord McCoy of Ada in Oklahoma City on Feb. 11-13 and at Tulsa on Aug. 12-13.

“Oklahoma City and Tulsa are definitely two events that I want to win every year,” said Meier, who is currently the top-ranked rider in the world. “They are also special because it is nice to know that all your family and friends can be there rooting for you in person instead of watching on TV.”

Tickets for the first 19 events will be available to PBR Fan Club members beginning Oct. 1. Tickets will be on sale to the general public on an event-by-event basis. For ticket availability and information, please visit www.PBR.com and select the event.

About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 100 million viewers annually watch over 400 hours of primetime PBR programming on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and networks around the world. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 20 riders have earned over $1 million including Justin McBride with $5.5 million, the most of any western-sports athlete in history. The PBR was nominated as 2010 Sports League of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Awards alongside the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Nearly two million fans attend elite Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamPBR and http://twitter.com/TEAMPBR.

2011 PBR Built Ford Tough Series Schedule


Jan. 7-9Madison Square GardenNew York
Jan. 14-15Arco ArenaSacramento, Calif.
Jan. 21-22Honda CenterAnaheim, Calif.
Jan. 29-30Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis
Feb. 4-5Rose GardenPortland, Ore.
Feb. 11-13Ford CenterOklahoma City
Feb. 19Cowboys StadiumArlington, Texas
Feb. 25-27Scottrade CenterSt. Louis
Mar. 5-6United CenterChicago
Mar. 12-13Jobing.com ArenaGlendale, Ariz.
Mar. 18-19Save Mart CenterFresno, Calif.
Mar. 25-27The PitAlbuquerque, N.M.
Apr. 2-3Sprint CenterKansas City, Mo.
Apr. 9-10St. Pete Times ForumTampa, Fla.
Apr. 16TBDLas Vegas
Apr. 29-30Key ArenaSeattle
May 6-7Wells Fargo ArenaDes Moines, Iowa
May 13-14The Arena at Gwinnett CenterDuluth, Ga.
May 20-21Colorado State FairgroundsPueblo, Colo.
Aug. 5-7Rimrock ArenaBillings, Mont.
Aug. 12-13BOK CenterTulsa, Okla.
Aug. 19-20AT&T CenterSan Antonio
Sept. 9-10Bradley CenterMilwaukee, Wis.
Sept. 16-18JQH ArenaSpringfield, Mo.
Sept. 23-24INTRUST Bank ArenaWichita, Kan.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1Time Warner Cable ArenaCharlotte, N.C.
Oct. 7-9Mohegan Sun ArenaUncasville, Conn.
Oct. 14-15Nationwide ArenaColumbus, Ohio
Oct. 26-30Thomas & Mack CenterLas Vegas

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144 Comments
  • shellystehling
    September 26, 2010
    We will not attend Iron Cowboy again. My advice to all is to save your money on that event. the seats were not worth the $99 dollars we paid last year. I could watch a big screen of the event at home. No one should win the title of Iron Cowboy based on a ride less then 8 seconds. The venue is too big and fans are too far from the action. And Cowboy Stadium doesn't serve Bud Light. Enough said. I hope one day the PBR will bring back the two day event in Dallas. Until then I'll spend that money at the CBR.
  • gj
    September 25, 2010
    Tampa? No Jacksonville or Tallah!@#ee? Guess Florida did something to make someone mad.
  • pbrpa
    September 24, 2010
    Well, I was traveling down to DC and a friend called and said "You wouldn't believe how the bloggers have gone crazy!" Whatever happened to enjoying the sport we love, and supporting the bull riders who week after week get in there and do something we could only do in our dreams? This world have enough negativity without fans going out of their way to attack the participants, their families and supporters. Sure I have my favorites, but I admire them all. If the ones we want aren't featured, then how about a respectful call to the PBR offices and not blame the riders who are featured? I for one can imagine that after being rattled and shaken to the core by a nasty bull, the last thing they want is to do an interview. I appreciate the ones who are gracious in allowing the access of the media. Safe rides in Charlottesville everybody! God Bless you all and those terrific bullfighters who are there in the line of fire ride after ride!
  • muzman
    September 24, 2010
    Thats jerk with a capital J thank you very much McBride_Fan!!!!!

    And....furthermore, once you have progressed p!@#ed your ABC's and can actually string the letters together and read the words I have actually written you will find I haven't said Jb was a 'cheater and so forth and so on'!!

    Cindy, yes I am a wonderful cook, and I always use a large enough pot so as not to 'spill' any one the goodness!! LOL

    Can someone please email me the script for the next article....I wouldn't want to play out of character!!

    Giddy up!!
  • webpbr
    September 24, 2010
    See, I'm thinking that I spelled wrong wrong. :)
    Thanks for proving my point. Can't argue the facts regarding the fact the PBR controls this site, not the individual posters.
  • webpbr
    September 24, 2010
    Rez - LOL, LOL, At least I'm thinking. Right or worng, at least I'm thinking. More than I can say for some. :)
  • reznibd
    September 24, 2010
    webpbr - well, don't you just have it all figured out--at least in your own mind--as usual?
  • webpbr
    September 24, 2010
    Cindy - Like I said, I thought about my decision and after praying about it, I changed my mind. It has nothing to do with couldn't stay away, sorry to dissapoint you. By the way, I was also at the Iron Cowboy, and did not like the way the event was handled (no re-rides, the bracket system, and the missed slaps). I have been told by someone on the competition committe that there will be a number of changes to the event.

    Regarding all this bickering going on, maybe some need to just let the poster have their say, no matter how ridiculous you think it is and just move on. Some think it's their job to play "comment police". I believe that the PBR is the company that set these comment sections up and they are the one that controls it, not individual posters. If you don't like a comment, say so and debate the issue not the person. If you think a comment needs to be removed, send a complaint. If the complaint does not result in that comment or the commenter getting deleted, THEN SHUT UP AND MOVE ON. Quite the whinning that someone is being mean. Both Lynne and Jessi have said they don't read the comment section, but get "reports" when something is said. Maybe if the people would stop "reporting", then the Mauney family wouldn't know what is being said here and wouldn't care, just like JB. The one's that are "reporting" are actually the one's that causing the family any pain. Maybe instead of "reporting", you should report it to the PBR and let them handle it or better yet, if you mind your own busines and quit trying to play "comment police" you would feel better. People have the right to their opinion, and the PBR believes that based on THEIR rules. I do find it funny that some called Renato a tattletale for pushing the button. What are you doing by running to the Mauney family with your "reports"? Could the "report" be at all bias? No, of course not. Obviously everybody knows that the only ones that are bias or wrong in their views and opinions are the non JB fans.

    So .... let people have their say, and debate the merits of what is said.
  • Cindy Kaufman BabyBlue 704
    September 24, 2010
    Oops, I didnt finish. So Im hoping if the event in Dallas/Arlington is better than last year if in fact it is the Iron Man again.
    ~~~~Skies are BabyBlue in my (hometown) 704>~~~~
  • Cindy Kaufman BabyBlue704
    September 24, 2010
    Hey Yall,
    And to the ones that need it-->OMyGoodness and Bless Your Heart!

    Some things were too good to be true, webpbr, I knew you couldnt stay away...and thats fine, lets agree to disagree and stick to the subject and maybe we will learn something about this sport and the athletes in it.

    And muzman, you must be a cook of some kind cause your spoon is too big for the pot you keep stirring. Its sloshing out, so lets clean it up, I dare you to be respectable, give us your opinion and dont be ugly, STICK TO THE SUBJECT MATE!


    To the subject: I was in Dallas for the Iron Cowboy, while it was exciting in the beginning of the event. And Im' glad that Valdiron won, but truly it was hard to get excited when the winners were not all 8 second rides. In the end I think the Bulls won the Iron Man event.
    ~~~~Skies are Baby Blue in my (hometown) 704.~~~~
  • roberto_tobar
    September 24, 2010
    Unfortunately that seems to be a lot of us these days. We just have to agree to disagree but I think it's just getting out of control!

    I don't want the comments section to close either because I *like* voicing my opinion on things! I'm just saddened to see so much fighting going on.
  • blueboy
    September 24, 2010
    roberto_tobar, I would hate to see them close the comment section as a lot of us do get enjoyment out of it. I would rather see them bar the people that make the nasty and hateful comments.
  • roberto_tobar
    September 24, 2010
    I really wish we could just stick to talking about the poor schedule (like Bevy was just doing now). Unfortunately - as I've mentioned on another article - this community has just gone down the toilet and the only thing we seem to want to do is fight with one another. That's why there's such a thing as personal messaging. Don't bring all this stupid fighting to the comment section because it'll just turn many potential commenters away. If anything, maybe the PBR oughtta just shut down comments because it's the only way the fighting will end.

    I'm not saying they -should- do it but I wouldn't be surprised if that was the only answer. It makes me absolutely sad to see this animosity reigning supreme here.
  • BevyBliss
    September 24, 2010
    Sad to see Nampa off the schedule. My sister who has a chronic illness and can't travel far easily went with me to the Nampa event. We loved it and enjoyed our sister time. We loved the venue, bulls were good, a good time. Dang , we wanted to go again this upcoming year.
  • McBride_Fan
    September 24, 2010
    Muzman, posting an opinion is one thing bashing somebody else is a way diffrent story. Are you so stupid that you don't get the point Jessi is trying to make? You mess with Jb you're messing with the whole Mauney family, so when you trash Jessi like you are you're going to have all of them after you especially Jb. You say you have a computer at work so you'll post during the day, shouldn't you be doing your job instead of bashing the Mauneys and the minions?. And really you're calling Jessi "childish" have you looked in the mirror? You're trashing people that you don't even know, calling them cheaters and so on and so forth. Jessi is defending her family. Looks to me like you're the childish one! And really like you're one to talk about being rude, you're trashing Jb, his family, and the minions. Once again with that Jessi is only trying to defend her family. What's your reason other than being a huge jerk? I doubt you have one other needing a hobby besides setting in front of a computer talking trash. Nobody said you have to like Jb, his family, or his fans. If you don't like him that's fine but trashing him like you have been is pure BS. It's pretty easy if you don't like him then don't watch him, or talk bad about him! As for the manners do you even know what they are? I highly doubt you do. Jessi wasn't being rude to you at all, in fact how would you act if somebody started talking bad about somebody you loved? I doubt you'd want to be well-mannered towards them. Jessi loves her family and finally got sick of hearing you guys bashing them and took a stand, ya'll can't handle it then don't comment simple as that. As the saying goes "you mess with the bull you get the horns" well looks to me like you've been messing with Jb for way to long and finally got what you had coming towards you and it's about time! Way to go Jessi it's about time somebody put em' in their place!
  • muzman
    September 24, 2010
    Oh I forgot to sign out...

    Giddy Up!

    NB Thanx birdog11 I like to see the fun in it all........no serious dudes here!
  • muzman
    September 24, 2010
    LOL Jessi, Jessi, Jessi, please don't uses caps it's RUDE!! One should you know that, being the pin up girl for the well mannered!!! I made a flippant comment about MY opinion about the gang of followers your brother seems to have adopted!

    You and your Mom and not my concern, I don't care what you do....if anything!

    Yes I have the computer on at work so I'll post during the day.....what time is it where you are? A little late for a fellow blogger isn't it? LOL

    As far as my hands go, they are clean as a whistle!! I wash before and after every meal AND after the bathroom!LOL

    Good on Jb for doing the smart thing and not buying into the bickering....though it surly entertains me here on a slow friday afternoon! :)

    Good luck to you and yours with that glue, hope you don't find to many a sticky situation!!
  • birdog11
    September 23, 2010
    After were done with petty bickering lets all send condolences to the family of Corbin Carpenter who was killed in a car crash on Wed. Chris Shivers will be part of the funeral as a palbearer, which is why he wont be riding this weekend.
  • jessi proctor
    September 23, 2010
    MUZMAN, who do you think you are??? I have only written on here for my first time TODAY!!! Im "childish"? standing up for your family is childish?? AND your comment about the minions... my family does like them, they are a great group of women and 1 man... i talk to joan on fb almost daily!!! and no we dont sit around the dinner table and bash them and say they are creepy!!! they are very nice and kind ladies and very different than people like you. and yes i did make them some arm bands but i dont sit around and make money off of them like you say.... thats is the one and only thing i made them... Jb does stay off the blogs, THANK GOD, but if he did read these he WOULD have something to say... but more than him being mad about what you and others say about him, he would be mad that you are bashing me and our mom... SEEMS AS IF YOU ARE THE CHILDISH ONE BECAUSE YOU POST AFTER EVERY OTHER COMMENT, GUESS ITS YOU THAT BOUGHT INTO THE WHOLE SCENARIO WITH BACK AND FORTH BANTER... LIKE I SAID EARLIER, BEFORE YOU POINT FINGERS MAKE SURE YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN AND WHILE THERE IS ONE POINTING AT ME THERE ARE THREE POINTING BACK AT YOU... YOU SHOULD REALLY LEARN SOME MANNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my family sticks together like glue, you mess with one of us you get all of us!!!
  • birdog11
    September 23, 2010
    Muzman you are one funny dude. I also agree with all youve said..these people are JB obssesed. But hey I live in an area that has The Blackhole Raider fans, you cant get crazier than these people. Whatever floats your boat is cool. Oh and the 2nd yr w/no Reno event totally sucks. I know it was one of the riders favorite stops, I heard that from JB on an elevator, so it must be so!
  • muzman
    September 23, 2010
    Oh please my heart is bleeding.......seriously, don't read blogs!!!

    Many a celebrity/sportsman or woman will have things said about them via the media and public forums such as this, and they may not be of the blow smoke up your backside kind!

    It's going to happen.

    Jb's obviously doing the smart thing and staying off blogs, if it bothered him that much I'm sure he'd pipe up and voice his own opinion, he's a big boy!!

    I know personally if Jb was my brother I wouldn't be commenting on sites like this, you would make a career out of it it happens so often.IMO and I'm sure people will want to stab me with a blunt object for it, it makes her look a little childish for buying into the whole scenario with back and forth banter. Once again.......my opinion.

    You cannot control peoples opinions, they are free to write what they like within certain guidelines obviously, I know I will be.

    NB while I am NOT a JB fan, I don't 'dislike' the bloke either. The guy can certainly ride the hide off almost anything they run under him, but unfortunately for him he has been caught up in some extremely poor judging calls throughout his short career that have built a resentment towards him throughout the PBR fan base.

    Giddy up!!
  • BullRidingIsArt
    September 23, 2010
    Another good comment to read is the one from Jessi Proctor on the site 'No re-rides, no problem". It is from her heart and she speaks the truth. Everyone should read it.
  • BullRidingIsArt
    September 23, 2010
    I hope everyone does read the Kacy Burke's comment on the article "Mauney gets second win in Springfield". It's a long one but so well written.


  • tburke64
    September 23, 2010
    Please read Kacy Burke's comments on the article entitled "Mauney gets second win in Springfield".
  • mofan
    September 23, 2010
    I just read Clint Adkins blog. I already spend hundreds of dollars to attend events. I do not need a shill to tell me what cool aid to drink. I am an independent thinker and do not need to be told to buy from the PBR sponsors. I am not going to change what SUV I drive only to have the PBR change sponsors next year. Does the PBR think we are so dumb that they need to tell us now what products to buy? In this economy I shop for the best bang for your buck.
  • Ashes
    September 23, 2010
    I agree with you jdh1957. If PBR did come to Michigan I could actually see them. Not everyone can afford to travel to another state.
  • Ashes
    September 23, 2010
    I agree with you jdh1957. If PBR did come to Michigan I could actually see them. Not everyone can afford to travel to another state.
  • muzman
    September 23, 2010
    Anyhow, enough of this banter, I think I'm all out!

    Corbin Carpenter has sadly p!@#ed away, pray for his family!
  • muzman
    September 23, 2010
    OMG you are obsessed! LOL

    Well I only use stanley tools, sure don't weld with anything other than a lincoln, and I drink rock star drinks, hence why I am so energetic!

    AS if. I don;t do any of the above, I buy and use what I like......not because they sponsor some company!

    Oh and BTW minions, if you are after some GOOD leather products, check out Pete Farley's stuff, That boy REALLY knows how to work leather!!

    Giddy up!
  • reznibd
    September 23, 2010
    No, muzman, we don't have delusions of grandeur. We are just friends brought together by our love of the sport as well as our admiration and respect for JB Mauney.

    Sure, we're women of a certain age, but we still know how to love, laugh, act like silly school girls from time to time, so if that's being creepy, weird and obsessed, well then, I guess that I'm happy to be so and hope I never change.

    Wherever and whenever we've been fortunate enough to meet JB and his family, they have always been so kind. Of course, they're kind because we're JB fans, but I'd like to think that they're genuinely kind people. Well, I do believe that they are, I don't just think so and furthermore, I know so. I've always been humbled by their kindness and generosity of time.

    I'm always proud to say that I'm one of many JB fans. Moreover, I'm proud everytime I wear one of JB's Wildride Gear shirts and every time I'm driving in my Ford with his tribal-style license plate on the front of my car. You see, I buy Cooper tires, Fords and JB Mauney paraphenalia, because I'm loyal to the PBR and JB, my favorite rider on tour, and those whom treat me with kindness and respect.
  • webpbr
    September 23, 2010
    Sounds great!!
  • muzman
    September 23, 2010
    Yes, I've been to a couple, last being Oakland CA in 08. They are similar in format, but smaller in arena size. The lower tours are little old school outdoor arenas, we don't have big bleacher set ups, its take a chair and esky and let the fun begin!
    They usually have Matt West or Brandon Bates come out and announce the touring cup events. They had all the guys out here for the first world cup, which was a great event.
  • webpbr
    September 23, 2010
    muzman - giddy up!! Do you ever get the chance to come to the US and attend an event here? If so, is it any different than the Australia events?
  • muzman
    September 23, 2010
    Doesn't bother me where is goes or doesn't go.....Im in Australia.

    Thats an instant disadvantage right there!
  • webpbr
    September 23, 2010
    Oh look, there are now 110 comments on here. Man, people are either really excited about the schedule or really disappointed. :)
  • webpbr
    September 23, 2010
    Yes Shoes, this is now become yesterday's news and time to put it to rest. No one has committed a crime. We need to stop treating the comment section as a police state. The comment section is just that, a comment section. Like someones comment or not, every single person on here has a right to that opinion. As long as someone stays within the PBR guildelines they are entitled to that opinion. There will be other articles were people can go back and forth and have the battle of words. Enough is enough.

    So ..... How about that schedule!!!!
  • muzman
    September 23, 2010
    blah blah blah

    Rez- I hope that comments wan't directed at me!I don't have any 'buddies', you would presume due to my bad attitude!

    Joan- you say its nice to have his and his family's support....they are obliged to show kindness, 'we' pay there sons wage! And Jessi makes money of you silly gals also!! Do you think they sit around the dinner table and say gee aren't those ppl just great? Id put my money on what a bunch of creepy old ladies!

    Call a spade a spade!

    You gals are the biggest bunch of hypocrites! Its all well and good to throw nasty comments towards others but when the heat goes up in your kitchen you cant tolerate the fire!!

    Giddy up!
  • Shoes
    September 23, 2010
    So, my first post about any of this and I'm the one that has beaten the horse to death, please! Go somewhere with that.
  • Joan Simpson
    September 23, 2010
    Shoes, you need to go back to that other article. The one that Jessi commented on. Yes you have beaten the horse to death already.
  • Shoes
    September 23, 2010
    Hasn't this horse been beaten to death already!

    From an outside observer, some of ya'll can't seem to see the fire for the flames. You read the words but your mind is telling you different words. Of all the things that I have seen Webpbr write, none of them have have come across to me like he hates the man. I think I even remember him saying something about JB having the most God given talent of anybody riding today. Not exactly words of hate in my book. Just sayin.
  • BullRidingIsArt
    September 23, 2010
    Thank you TraceyMarie88 for posting back. I'm sure arranging this schedule is far more complicated than any of us can imagine. PBR does have to look out for the best interest of the PBR and the host city is looking out for their interest..and the bargining begins and ends with who can compromise the best deal. We all want it in our back yard. One thing is for sure, with the fan base growing, there are many happy fans and then ~ the opposite is true. Some of us will have to start a slush fund and make traveling arrangement.

    Joan and rez: both of you stated it so well. Thank you blueboy and thewarner for your kindness. We must remember we are dealing with a "group" that disagrees, mocks, and hates all and anyone !@#ociated with supporting JB. Just read their comments and it is the proof.

    All I have to say is: I hope JB rides well this weekend and wins another event.

    JB, stay safe and have fun winning at what you love doing!!!

    The Mauney Minions are 100% behind you!!!!
  • Joan Simpson
    September 23, 2010
    Rez, WE don't have to imagine, we are. That is what the group is all about. Supportng, helping in anyway possible because we feel JB is highly regarded and absolutely the most excting bull rider to watch in his quest for the title. As far as we are concerned Mauney's Minions has no negative connotations towards it's members and the members are not only ladies.
    We know that JB does not need us to win a title because he is doing all of the bull riding but it is nice to know he cares and it is always good to know you have the support from all family, friends and his many fans. NC is behind him all the way.
  • TracyMarie88
    September 23, 2010
    BullRidingIsArt: I am not sure what the rotation is. I emailed PBR last year when neither Tacoma nor Portland were on the schedule to ask about it and they said that they cannot possibly make it to every city in one year. They rotate in order to get maximum exposure throughout the country. There's a lot of planning and arrangements that have to be made to bring the events to a city, so if for some reason the PBR couldn't get a venue in a certain city for the dates they want they look somewhere else. I know it's upsetting for those that can't go because I was in that position last year.
  • Linky
    September 23, 2010
    Kind of disappointed to see that there is no Orlando event again this year. and only one event in Florida. Also I have been a member of the fan club for almort ten years and attend as many events as possible throughout the year, including the finals for the past three years. Now when I went to buy tickets the first day available we have to sit in the balcony while ticket master, stubhub and other ticket sellers have lots of main floor seating at outrageous prices. Not fair in my book!!! My sister and I love the cowboys and the bulls are spectacular. We too started going to the PBR in Grand Rapids and miss that one as well. Goooo AUSTIN!!!
  • reznibd
    September 23, 2010
    And in our "silliness" as "old" gals, Joan, don't we like to imagine that we are "favored" fans?:-)
  • Joan Simpson
    September 23, 2010
    Which JB is. Thank you blueboy.
  • blueboy
    September 23, 2010
    Minion can also mean a favored or highly regarded person.
  • cdtucker1
    September 23, 2010
    Rez--I was just trying to point out why some of us don't like the word "minion" itself. I understand that it has more than one definition. If it were me, I would not want my name !@#ociated with *any* word that has any negative connotations. But that's just me... By all means, use the word if ya'll want to. Just know that others view it with a negative connotation, and therefore are predisposed to making !@#ociations between your group and this negative definition...

    Web--Sooooooo glad you decided to post! Did you see my new blog pbrlady.wordpress.com? You'll appreciate my "Breakfast of/with Champions!" lol
  • webpbr
    September 23, 2010
    After taking some time to think about commenting and taking some time to pray about it, I decided that I will continue to comment. I truly meant what I said about not commenting. I wrote that comment at 2am after getting frustrated about the fact that at least one person was contacting friends of mine and trying to make them hate me as much as the one poster does. I was also frustrated that a few people think that it is their "duty" to take any comment I say and make it their mission to attack me personally.

    The comment section is just that, a comment section. There is nothing that says you have to be positive or negative. However, some think they are the "comment police" and will treat others as "offenders" of the comment code, even if they are not. I will take blueboy's advise and make my comment, positive or negative, and if someone wants to attack me personally, then I will ignore them. Quite frankly, their opinion of me or my comments is really insignificant.

    Thanks to all below that said kind words and the private emails and messages I received.
  • reznibd
    September 23, 2010
    C'mon folks, has it really come to this?

    Definition of "minion" - (remember folks there is usu. more than one meaning to a word) - "One who is esteemed; a favorite." American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.
  • cdtucker1
    September 23, 2010
    thewarners: I believe Muzman meant the word "minion" is degrading...The definition is "a servile follower or subordinate of a person in power." To some of us, that is demeaning. I would never call myself a minion of anyone's. While I cannot speak for Muzman, I think this is probably what he was referring to...
  • Joan Simpson
    September 23, 2010
    These untrue remarks do need to be stopped.
    We should all be able to cheer on the bull riders without putting down any of them and not putting down their fans and keep the comments to what the article is about.
    I'm three.
  • reznibd
    September 23, 2010
    Ooops! I'm game.
  • blueboy
    September 23, 2010
    Me too.
  • reznibd
    September 23, 2010
    I would cherish the day that we could keep the comments in line with the article and doing so in a courteous manner. I game.
  • blueboy
    September 23, 2010
    Yeah, I know. It can really get ugly and hateful. Like jdh1957 said, keep the comments in line with the article. But you are probably right. If only.
  • thewarners
    September 23, 2010
    blueboy ~ If only. I think that’s been tried, I think the offending parties just ramp up the attacks. Some people like to blame JB for all the problems in the PBR. It’s his fault that the judging is bad, it’s his fault that Leah sticks a microphone in his face every weekend. It’s all one big conspiracy…blah, blah, blah. If they aren’t attacking him for those things, they start attacking his personal life.
  • thewarners
    September 23, 2010
    Muzman ~ You said: LOL Joan, I would hardly call an appreciation of a WC throwing out a few supportive comments here and there to forming a lame group going by the degrading name of minions, having wrist bands made up etc the same.....excessive or obsessive? Enough said!

    Wow, calling the word “minions” degrading, sounds a little like now you’re “attacking” people for their choices. Be careful

    How much money do sports fans spend every year on shirts, hats, license plate frames, memorabilia, etc. to support their teams? The wrist bands were made by Jessie Proctor, JB’s sister. A nice way to support them as well as JB.
  • blueboy
    September 23, 2010
    If the negative comments are ignored, the person posting the comments will realize nobody cares and stop commenting.
  • marywelch79
    September 23, 2010
    At the Nashville event Fan Club members were given the option of purchasing the same seats for the 2011 event but Nashville is not on the schedule so what happens to those prepurchased tickets? Do they get exchanged for another event?
  • reznibd
    September 23, 2010
    I see all of webpbr's "good buddies" are doing exactly what he accuses others of doing but never himself. Enjoy and good luck in your pursuit.

    Oh, and sannpow, just for the record your "group" of friends "creeps" others out as well, and oh by the way, that's also "the word on the street."

    Please spare me.

  • jdh1957
    September 23, 2010
    Hey, why don't we leave this format for comments about the articles, instead of the stupid bickering.
  • jdh1957
    September 23, 2010
    You would think, BFT would have an event in Michigan. Ater all it is Ford's home state.
  • cdtucker1
    September 23, 2010
    Jeez! I have GOT to finish up my master's degree ASAP and get a higher paying job so I can go to more of these events!!! Looks like I'll get to go to 5 BFTS next year plus Finals...Whoo Hoo!!!

    FYI--I'm throwing my hat into the arena and publicizing my blog. Right now it's just event reviews written from a humorous point of view. I write about my interactions with other great PBR fans and riders. I may (or maybe not) offer opinion pieces later, but for now, it's just funny stories of my PBR adventures. Check it out if you need a laugh! pbrlady.wordpress.com
  • lmsmiley
    September 23, 2010
    Milwaukee! It's a dream. Thanks PBR for listening. We love you in Wisconsin too?
  • gdolapp
    September 22, 2010
    OMG Chicago here we come! Can't wait for this event. I went to the first one
    back in 06 and then had to go to Grand Rapids that same year then back to Grand rapids the next year. Was so disapointed to see both chicago and Grand Rrapids not on the schedule for this year or last year.

    Heading for Chicago and Milwaukee both. YIPPEE
  • sannpow
    September 22, 2010
    muzman - I'm soooo enjoying your comments. And for what it's worth, the word on the street is that JB doesn't give a rat's "behind" about their obsession......so sad isn't it!!!!!
  • muzman
    September 22, 2010
    Webpbr 1 - Old gals (Minions sorry) 0

    Keep it up mate. don't take it all to seriously....girls get another hobby....I"m sure Jb doesn't give a rats about your obsession!! The pack of you seem to thrive on this back and forth banter! Such a female thing to love!

    Giddy up!!
  • muzman
    September 22, 2010
    Webpbr 1 - Old gals (Minions sorry) 0

    Keep it up mate. don't take it all to seriously....girls get another hobby....I"m sure Jb doesn't give a rats about your obsession!! The pack of you seem to thrive on this back and forth banter! Such a female thing to love!

    Giddy up!!
  • cdtucker1
    September 22, 2010
    Minions: If you weren't so vocal with your obsessions, Muzman & the rest of us wouldn't be so creeped out.

    Muzman: You're a refreshing voice...keep it up. fyi--enough people complained about Davidjo and he actually threatened a commenter so he was banned...

    Web: I've already privately messaged you about how I feel on the subject. I hope you'll continue to chime in at least occasionally. It's always nice to have a voice of reason amongst the chaos that reigns supreme here on the boards.
  • BullRidingIsArt
    September 22, 2010
    TracyMarie88: Do you know what kind of a rotation the cities are on? I can understand and this does make sense. It is a heart break when the events close are eliminated. Knowing there is a rotation is hopeful.
  • jasonmichael
    September 22, 2010
    This schedule is absolutely weak. Where in the world is Music City? I thought the PBR was famous for the BEAST COAST.
  • jasonmichael
    September 22, 2010
    This schedule is absolutely weak. Where in the world is Music City? I thought the PBR was famous for the BEAST COAST.
  • BullRidingIsArt
    September 22, 2010
    I truely believe the majority of the old women respect and admire these young riders for their athletic ability and personal charm. Believe, we know our place and we admire from afar. We do also admire the young wives and young girl friends and think..."oh, how sweet it is to be young" . But in reality we would never fit in their life and are very comfortable with our own lives and in our own skins. That's it and that's all. Honestly, I don't know what the other older ladies think but being in the twenties is not the prime age for women~~pregnancies and tiny babies, toddlers, no sleep, Dr. visits, and emergency room visits~etc..
    Now, that is reality. Just bug off!! We've earned the right to dream. Just let us keep admiring.lol
    In today's world, most of us are working two jobs just to make ends meet so don't worry about finding something to fill our time. It's the very few spare moments that we look forward to.
  • TracyMarie88
    September 22, 2010
    THANK YOU PBR! Portland and Seattle are back. I can't wait!!!

    For the rest of you: They have to rotate the cities in order to keep everyone happy. They can't make it everywhere every year. Last year the east coast had a ton of events (although, why are there so many in CA?) and there were none up here even though at one point there were over 5 riders from WA, OR and ID in the top 40. I do agree that it is disappointing when they drop your preferred event from the schedule, but for those of us who had to go without this year it's great. They'll come back to you, don't worry!
  • muzman
    September 22, 2010
    LOL Joan, I would hardly call an appreciation of a WC throwing out a few supportive comments here and there to forming a lame group going by the degrading name of minions, having wrist bands made up etc the same.....excessive or obsessive? Enough said!

    Webpbr - if you are being threatened on this site contact the web master with your supporting evidence ie emails and see if something can't be done......I know I sent an email and haven't seen davidjo in a while..........just saying!
  • wojo62
    September 22, 2010
    I am disappointed that the PBR is not coming back to Omaha.
  • Joan Simpson
    September 22, 2010
    Hey muzman it is even creepier for a man to like a 25 year old kid.
    How many old women like a married 25 year old kid?
  • muzman
    September 22, 2010
    rez......you old girls need to find something to fill your time.....a 23 yr old kid is just freakin creepy!
  • cool81
    September 22, 2010
    I hope they have done some tweaking on the Iron Cowboy. I don't like the fact that you don't have to ride to win. There of course were many judging controvesies about slaps like there are at the current time but the fact that someone who didn't cover a bull won that much money is kinda crazy to me. I realize it was the first year and the PBR is trying to give us something fun and different. I like the concept just hope it becomes a ride to win format.
  • reznibd
    September 22, 2010
    muzman - gosh, a little sexist wouldn't you say? Is this 2010 or 1950?
  • reznibd
    September 22, 2010
    dblevins - who cares if a new handle comes on here and rags on JB? It's the constant droning by the same person that gets old--it's just that simple.
  • dblevins
    September 22, 2010
    webpbr, I went back and read the articles where you commented as justbull(btw that was funny!)and you are correct, none of the ones you named responded to those comments, interesting!
  • TWTX
    September 22, 2010
    louisiana fan - we did attend the Iron Cowboy and while we had a good time, I do not care for the venue. It is way to big. We called when the seats first went on sale and got seats front row center and we were still way off from the action. One of the two arenas is probably at least twice as big as any regular event so the bulls are pretty far from you. The big screen is nice, but I prefer to get the more personal touch,, hear the bulls, see the snot fly..lol..
    We did have a great time at the Winstar Casino the night before with the teampbr activities. I would go back just for that! I did like the format, but not the judging or the way the bracket worked (riders with no score would move ahead when someone scored, but just slightly lower score and they did not move forward).. did not like the no-rerides.. We were told by someone that is on the committee that they are going to be tweaking some things and sounded like those two things might be different this year. I hope so. With all that said, we will attend again, because it is the closet event to us and I can't miss out on bullriding within 2 hours of my house!! But we will not be spending the big bucks this time on seats..
  • muzman
    September 22, 2010
    webpbr.....c'mon,are you really gonna let a bunch of females run you off? Take off the skirt mate, toughen up a little! :)
  • jdh1957
    September 22, 2010
    I wonder why they quit Grand Rapids, or Michigan all together. You would think Ford would want one close to home?
  • louisiana fan
    September 22, 2010
    I too am dissapointed in the schedule. We made it to the Memphis event and enjoyed it so much that we were looking forward to making another one or two near us in northeast LA. It looks like the closest to us will be Arlington Tx.
    and it's the Iron Man. Did any of you go to it? Was it as good as a regular event? We work and events need to be close enough for us to make a weekend trip.
    What happened to the Memphis event and New Orleans? Maybe they rotate each year trying cover more cities.
  • reznibd
    September 22, 2010
    Well, last year the PNW got what they "shot at," just ask Shannon K. I know she's happy to have Seattle and Portland events this year. I can't complain too much, because I can easily go to Duluth and Charlotte. Indianapolis isn't too bad of a drive either and like I said before, Jerome Davis' Touring Pro event is nearby and a fan favorite. I do know the folks who attend the Winston-Salem or Greensboro events are unhappy right now--I was looking forward to going there this year myself, if weather permitted--this year it didn't:-( I guess the PBR has to go where the seats get filled, but sometimes it takes a little bit of work in untapped markets so as to fill those seats. I was saddened and surprised that the Greenville event wasn't filled, but the event was added a bit late in the season, I think. Don't know that that was the reason, but at least I hope so. Love the sport, love the riders and the bulls are to die for!:-)
  • dsw
    September 22, 2010
    I don't think it is the "hunt for Money" that keeps PBR from coming to certain arena's. Local sponsors have to foot the bill for the arena, salaries have to be paid, etc. I have no idea how many people it takes to put on a PBR event but it's no samll number. Those salaries have to be paid, prize money has to be guaranteed, the list is endless.

    I don't think it is that PBR doesn't want to go to any certain region, it is simply a manner or economics. What city has the arena available on the right date, has proven in the past it can fill X amount of seats and has local sponsors to foot the bill.

  • alade3746
    September 22, 2010
    I have to agree with alot of you. I am not happy with this schedule. Like someone mentioned earlier, going to NYC in January is risky at best. A few years ago they had a snow storm and the following year it was 76 degrees (I was there that year, it was great!) NYC is about 4 hours from us. Uncasville is probably a little farther (never gone to that one) and we usually go to Columbus because we have family out that way. But that's a 10 hr drive from us. Liked Worchester. But only went once when they moved it to May. It had always been in January before that. Yep, its abit depressing. Maybe next year will be better.
  • sabine
    September 22, 2010
    FYI: The Fantasy roster is up. Previously they only had them listed through Springfield, but now they have added Charlottesville.

    And to the PBR powers that be: Yes, more east coast events, please. If you are really interested in expanding your fan base, you have a huge untapped market in the northeast.

  • dblevins
    September 22, 2010
    webpbr, started reading this site when we lost VS on DTV, must say, you did your best to keep it factual and informative. enjoy your blog and will continue to read it b/c we are unable to attend many events. cannot travel b/c of expense, we are horse poor! we have 8, love them but all our free time and money is spent caring for them! we do spend every saturday night from May through Sept at local rodeo events.
  • Shannon K
    September 22, 2010
    webpbr: I'm sorry to hear you'll be leaving/commenting rarely and that you and the JB fans have found it impossible to peacefully co-exist. If you've received threats from other commenters on this site, though, I can totally understand your decision! It's hard to believe that it's come to this -- that a site that should bring us together in our enjoyment of these athletes and this sport has turned so ugly, so personal, so violent. I do hope you'll still post sometimes -- I love the first-hand details you and TWTX provide and respect you for your persistence in promoting scrupulously fair judging (even though I sometimes disagree regarding the particulars or the feasibility of your suggestions). I'll look forward to reading your future blogs!

    dsw: Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's illness! I'll pray for him and for you when I think of you -- this must be such a scary situation! I know what you mean about the PBR being a lifeline. I discovered the PBR my first year of grad school, shortly after moving across-country to Seattle. Getting to see cattle, dirt, and cowboy hats on the weekends made me a little less homesick and made the cl!@#es grind a little easier to bear.
  • anitabrt
    September 22, 2010
    I'm very disappointed in the schedule for not including Jacksonville,FL, again this year. My daughter lives in JAX (I live in Central FL) and has enjoyed going with me in past years, along with one or two friends as well. I can't afford to travel and stay in a hotel, so going to JAX and stay with my daughter was a great opportunity. I think the hunt for money is fast replacing satisfying the fans. Ignoring smaller events may be the shot in the foot that brings the PBR's demise.
  • anitabrt
    September 22, 2010
    I'm very disappointed in the schedule for not including Jacksonville,FL, again this year. My daughter lives in JAX (I live in Central FL) and has enjoyed going with me in past years, along with one or two friends as well. I can't afford to travel and stay in a hotel, so going to JAX and stay with my daughter was a great opportunity. I think the hunt for money is fast replacing satisfying the fans. Ignoring smaller events may be the shot in the foot that brings the PBR's demise.
  • dsw
    September 22, 2010
    o.k. people, let's grow up. This is for comments about bull riding. I don't agree with everything others say but that is their opinion and it's their right to say it. I cannot believe that others have nothing better to do than gossip about each other. Not saying it didn't happen just that I have a hard time believing grown people have nothing better to do with their time.
    For me personally PBR has been a lifeline this year. My husband has been battling cancer since Jan. Pbr has given me something to look forward to on the weekends, and a great website so I can keep informed on my favorite sport. I was able to go to the event in Springfield and meet so many nice people. It was a real treat.
    So please take others comments with a grain of salt.
  • smartypants
    September 22, 2010
    webpbr Yes, I enjoy your comments. They are usually very informative. Hope you don't quit your messages.
  • Peggy in WI
    September 22, 2010
    YES !!! PBR is Finally coming to Wisconsin I am one happy girl !! (and Chicago) so with my usual trip to Iowa which was was the closest they came to me, I possibly get 3 times next year how exciting. I will be starting to save up my money. If the fan club still needs volunteers I will sign on for the Milwaukee event... can I be the bullfighters liason ? :)

    Valerie: I hope you get to go to your first live event. It's great to watch in person. It's nice to see some fans from my area on here.

    Webpbr: don't let others chase you off.

    Everyone should be able to comment and I would hope be adult enough to measure and self edit your reactions if you don't agree with someone's opinion. We should be able to agree to disagree without getting nasty.
  • mmeier87
    September 22, 2010
    I love the schedule this year!!! Chicago and Milwaukee. I can't wait maybe if I am really lucky I can go to both events. Des Moines would be awesome as well. A 6 hour drive is nothing we could make a vacation out of it. I would drive 10 hours it I had to, it's well worth it. I am soooo excited for our first event ever!!!!
  • reznibd
    September 22, 2010
    PBRFan2911 - doesn't look like sleeping in one's own bed is in the cards for many of the fans on the East Coast. Surprised that Nashville of all places was left off. I thought it was always a sell out? Plan to go to Charlotte and Duluth (both close to my home), but for my third event, it will have to be a Touring Pro--Jerome Davis' event in Archdale. Hate that there isn't an event in Winston or Greensboro in Feb. Also, all the ones I get to go to aren't until the second half of the season:-(
  • PBRFan2911
    September 22, 2010
    Where the heck is Nashville?? First they take away Birmingham and now Nashville! I am ill to say the least. We were planning on going back to Dallas this year and maybe we can make Atlanta, but this schedule is very disappointing! I love the PBR and I am willing to travel, but it sure would be nice to be able to attend at least one event and sleep in my own bed!
  • reznibd
    September 22, 2010
    webpbr - Here you go again, playing the martyr. I did that once months ago, and your wife went out of her way to be kind to me, so I have never forgotten that. Not that you would believe anything that the Minions have to say, but I've always said that she was never anything but kind to me--you can ask any of the Minions or your friend I met from Florida in Greenville (if she says anything other than that, sorry, but she's not telling you the truth).

    Also, you and I have had our differences over and over again. We've tried to resolve them in many different ways to no avail. Say what you will about the Minions--and you have--by calling us "bizarre" or "comical" time and again. However, we do not play games or run "tests" with or against other fans. We will tell you straight up what we think and how we feel.

    Good grief, man, some of the things you have said this past year about JB and others have been conveniently forgotten. You even singled him out for the shirt he wore at the Iron Cowboy event. I will say it again--there are many Minions whom you know nothing about and never will, so please stick to castigating the four you know and mentioned below. I have never been anything but up front and honest with you not matter where and when we have posted, so I say again, good grief man, get a grip. You know and have known exactly how I feel about JB, his personal life--which is none of the fans' business--and his ability to ride bulls.
  • VALERIE
    September 22, 2010
    I am so excited to see both Chicago and Milwaukee on the schedule! They are both close to where I live and hopefully I can attend my 1st BFT event next year!!
  • reznibd
    September 22, 2010
    Twiggy - thanks for your post about the judging. One would like to think that he/she gets "the whole truth & nothing but the truth" from the higher ups with the PBR, but I guess not. Oh well, so be it. Personally, I'm "over" the whole judging fiasco. It is what it is. Some bad calls will go one way and some the other. The fans & the riders will have to hope for the best & deal with it, I guess. Time will tell.
  • azure
    September 22, 2010
    webpbr - sorry to hear you are leaving this site, I've enjoyed your comments and will continue to read your blogs. Hopefully at some point you will comment here again.
  • mimosaspring
    September 22, 2010
    Was very sorry to see that they have dropped the Nampa event. This has been on the BFT tour every year since I can recall, and seems as if it was a favorite with both fans and riders. The event there was well attended, as the stands were close to full the last 2 years, and it was one of the best, as far as convenience to both the venue and nearby hotels.
    Portland is drivable for us, but the Columbia River Gorge in February can be very icy, and most of us small towners don't want to contend with Seattle traffic, especially since the venue is not real close to either major freeway.
    Last year we attended both Nampa and Billings and prefer the Idaho arena by far. Guess we won't make a live event this year, and really had planned to.
    Please put Nampa back on the 2012 schedule.
  • splash
    September 22, 2010
    2010 being the first full year I have watched the PBR I was anxiously awaiting the 2011 schedule to see when I could get to an event. Sadly the closest event is over a 4 hour drive! Sigh.... Here's to hoping that I can still work something out and get to an event.
  • 4him2006
    September 22, 2010
    I am really going to miss the Reno,NV event. I have been watching the PBR since 2004 and there has been a Reno Event almost every year. I know it is the "Biggest Little City in the World" but, we need and love the PBR. :)
  • lh24
    September 22, 2010
    I can officially say that I do not like the 2011 schedule : ( I live in northwest Florida and there are no close events. Duluth, Ga is the closest, but thats still a good drive. I was hoping to make a live event next year, but unless they add something in the summer months, looks like I won't make it this year either. I agree with the logic behind booking the southern cities in the winter months and the far northern cities in the summer months. I understand the booking logistics in the big arenas and that attendance numbers play a big role in PBR's schedule decisions. Obviously, the 2011 dates are in the books already, but its never too early to start working on the 2012 schedule...PBR, take a hint and listen to the fans. Remember them? they are the people buying the tickets to your events.

    I thought with all of the new management and their new ideas to expand the sport we would see some positive changes. Well...I'm still waiting.
  • webpbr
    September 22, 2010
    Well, this is a tough decision, but I've decide to not comment anymore, or comment rarely. In the last four months I have been personally attacked by the "minions" anytime I say anything. If you don't think it's personal, I ran an experiment. I posted twice as "justbull". I said somethings about this last week and wanted to see if any of the minions would say anything. Here's what I wrote

    "two wins and both given to him by bad judging!! others would have won if not for the judges. more points and more money in JB's pocket."

    "This judging is just plain BULL!! The only two wins that JB has this year is only because they were given to him by a bias judge the same judge!!! The PBR is going to get their wish. JB will be given just enough points to win and be given the buckle. That way they can go on and on and on about him just like that do now.

    Again, I wanted to see if the minions would attack "justbull" for saying things about JB. Not to my surprise, they didn't, not one word from them If it were webpbr, I would have been taken to the woodshed by BRIA, Joan Simpson, Rez and FlashOBlue. Point proven.

    Over the last four months, I have been personally attacked. Joan has gone to the trouble of talking negative about "webpbr" to someone that she doesn't know, which turned out to be a friend. Joan has recently sent an email to a friend of mine trying to convince her that I am bad. Now get this, it was a friend of MINE not her's. I am the one that receiced the threatening email from davidjo7 that was directed to txbsa35. He threatened her, and said some nasty things about me and another poster that is a friend of mine. Yet BullridingisArt dared to compare me to davidjo7. All of the minions have gone to another blog and have attacked me and my wife, yet they get on here and act all noble. Now, another poster referenced a joke that I had on facebook about squeezing lemons in your enemies eyes. I have jokes on my facebook all the time, the problem is this person is stalking me and trying to say that I did something bad.

    I want to thank those that have sent me private emails supporting my comments and my blogs and the many friends that I have and have made on here and at the events. I will continue to do my two blogs and continue to announce them here. This is a tough decision, but for the sake of the commenters on this site that don't enjoy reading all of the back and forth, someone has to step up and just say that's enough. I will continue to go to the events, as the PBR is special to me and my wife, more than most will ever know.
  • lkhindy
    September 21, 2010
    So excited to see Indy on the list a hometown event! Might have to go to Chicago as well.
  • roberto_tobar
    September 21, 2010
    As far as I know they will lose Enterprise this year so it'll be interesting to see what they will do next year and beyond.

    That said, I miss the days of most events being the "(insert city here) Open" and only a select few getting big names.

    I do like that the United and Bradley Centers are getting their first cracks at the PBR. Hopefully they go well there!
  • dsw
    September 21, 2010
    Large arenas schedule events 6 mo to 12 mo in advance, sometimes more. So some venues may already be booked for other events. Also depends on how many seats they have sold in past years and what sponsors, and how many sponsors they get, are willing to pay to get PBR to come.
  • roberto_tobar
    September 21, 2010
    Yeah, I agree, where did many of the events go? Especially the East Coast ones...yep, the PBR's not caring about the East Coast anymore, it seems. That said, I'll still be at the NYC event (it's the only one I can go to, usually), but man, man, man.

    And another longtime event killed. First Worcester, now Nampa. That's a shame. And no Nashville again?

    It was too bad when the PBR also cancelled Tacoma, but that's pretty cool to see that they're hitting Seattle! I have a brother that lives there and I usually visit him once a year. However, I'm not sure if I'm going to Seattle at that time next year! Aw man, that would be a shame....

    Also, why are they bringing back the Iron Cowboy? Bad move there again, PBR. Do us a favor - bring back the annual stop at Dallas' American Airlines Center and make the Iron Cowboy Invitational in Arlington (if you must have one) a special non-BFTS event. It does not need to be on the BFTS. Seriously. Our criticism of this "event" fell on deaf ears, evidently.

    May to August? That's going to be too long of a break for my taste. Withdrawals will be huge among the fanbase!

    And no outdoor events again? Come on, what's the holdup? (I know it's for money and fan purposes but they shouldn't stay indoors all the time, especially if other !@#ociations (unnamed) do so. Well okay, the weather wouldn't be a factor but I'd like to see one again. Don't be fooled by the Colorado State Fairgrounds thing - it's the Events Center again.)

    I also question the BFTS in Las Vegas thing (the non-Finals event, that is). That weekend ought to change!

    Overall, not the greatest of schedules in my book.
  • n8vpbrfan
    September 21, 2010
    What??! No PBR in Idaho. I plan my vacation around the event. Pray for next year.
  • bullridinfan
    September 21, 2010
    The schedule this year is horrible! =( I always look foward to the Nashville event because I go every year for my birthday. Why such a drastic change to the events?? I hope I can still make it to an event sometime in 2011...
  • webpbr
    September 21, 2010
    cactus-sue - I think you hit on one thing. There are only 28 events on the scedule and usually there are 31 or 32. This leads me to believe that there might be a few still left to work out and get on the schedule. Also, you mentioned not having anything in July. Usually the PBR is off in June and at least the first two weeks in July. So maybe the World Cup in July? Maybe they will add an event in July?

    twiggy - You made some good points, but New York was a sellout, and both Tulsa and San Antonio had good attendance. I agree about Tulsa now being a two day event? The attendance in Tulsa has been great for all three days. Maybe it's just a mistake.

    The only "close" one to us is in Arlington, which is still two hours. Every other event we have to travel a minimun of 5 hours. We would love to go to Albuquerque, but then would have to give up some other events. TWTX wants to also go to Pueblo, but I don't see that. Of course I say that now, until she begs. :)
  • wannabe21
    September 21, 2010
    unfortunately wont be able to make any of the events. none are remotely close to me except for Duluth, GA but probably gonna be my graduation weekend. Why no Nashville?? :( so sad
  • iscoffy
    September 21, 2010
    Hey, Fresno was good this year! Actually, I think this year was the first year it was televised, as it used to be a Friday-only event before Sacramento, and it just became a weekend-long event this year.

    Sacramento has traditionally been pretty sad, though, I agree.
  • NC_BULLRIDER13
    September 21, 2010
    WOW i bet the contractors on the east coast arent real happy with this new schedule. That does not seem right, more then half of the best bulls are outa the east coast. Guess Greenville wont see another one for another 5 years.
  • SLL
    September 21, 2010
    I'm a Californian, but I must say I'm really surprised at the lack of east coast dates, too. Also, the Sacramento and Fresno events never seem that good on tv, so it's a surprise to me that they keep those two every year, yet dropped Ontario after two years. Maybe there's a bigger attendance there? Because the bull power isn't all that and only marginally better in Anaheim.

  • petunia
    September 21, 2010
    Yah you are coming to Portland in 2011. I'm so excited
    I can't wait. I hope Brian Canter will be there. Lets Cross our finger's
    Thanks pbr
  • BCfan1
    September 21, 2010
    TOTALLY agree... I'm really pissed about Worcester. THat was the event I always went to. Since they got rid of it this year, I have to spend a ton of money to go down to Uncasville and get a hotel. But this next year? No, I can't do that either, as I'm leaving for college. No PBR for me. Come on guys, you're gonna lose all your east coast fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:
  • ruthless
    September 21, 2010
    Nampa, Idaho has been a good event for a long time this is to bad
  • thejackdidnthelp
    September 21, 2010
    East coast is getting screwed again. First and one of the last events of the season ... but in between? Bupkis. Goodbye Nashville, Baltimore, Winston-Salem ... they join the ranks of Worcester Since some of the best bulls are in the east, and the fans always show up, I guess it shows what's not appreciated.
  • cactus-sue
    September 21, 2010
    Why are there only 28 events? I thought the schedule was for 31?

    And I so agree with earlier posts about the lack of east coast events!! It's hard with book-end events NYC in January and Uncasville in October! I'll go to both but it's a long break without events for us Northeast fans!!

    And why no events in July?

    Don't mean to complain, just want more bulls!!!!!
  • jodykn
    September 21, 2010
    No Baltimore or Winston-Salem?????? What about the fans on the East Coast???? We all can't fit in Madison Square Gardens!!!
  • bunnytails1
    September 21, 2010
    I looked at the 2011 schedule and in april YEAH!!!!!! YEE-HA the PBR will be in Seattle. I was sad when they didn't come this year. I have been a fan since the PBR started. Can't wait.

    thank you,

    everyone at the PBR
  • SLL
    September 21, 2010
    Ontario, CA is gone. I'm surprised because it seemed to attract a fairly decent crowd. Thankfully, they still have Anaheim. At least I'll save some money this year.
  • jodykn
    September 21, 2010
    No Baltimore or Winston-Salem?????? What about the fans on the East Coast???? We all can't fit in Madison Square Gardens!!!
  • Scott Cagle
    September 21, 2010
    I've been attending the Nampa ID event for about 7 years now. I moved to the Boise area last year and now we lose the event. Boy am I mad! PBR should at least give us a Touring Pro Event! I thought they would go back to Reno this year too, but no dice. Ditch that mid year event in Vegas and give it to some other city. Why should Vegas have two events? Of course its all about $$$, thats why they are repeating that mess at Cowboys Stadium.
  • Twiggy
    September 21, 2010
    ShannonK - I don't think the April 16 Las Vegas date is the World Cup. I've heard rumors of it being some different things, but all of them have included that the date is a regular BFT event stop.

    I'm hoping & praying that during the summer break is when the World Cup will be in Canada. We have already started our "Canada Fund" and I'm really looking forward to visiting their great country. I've heard that they are thinking about changing the way they do the World Cup in the future, but you would think that they would let the final host country have their event before they start making those changes.
  • ncbadbulls
    September 21, 2010
    this schedule is terriable!!!!!
    The east coast has the best bulls right now and there are fewer events next year.
    They dont even have one for TN. only One in NC and Nothing in Baltamore. How depressing.......
  • bheisse
    September 21, 2010
    What happened to Baltimore? And Nashville? Looks like the east is shortchanged.
  • Twiggy
    September 21, 2010
    Ok, so now a post about the article!

    I'm really curious as to the complete accuracy of the dates. When we were in Tulsa we did the buy your seat for next year thing thru Team PBR. We bought and paid for 6 tickets, 2 for each day. This listing shows Tulsa to be a 2 day event. So either I want some money back or they have some corrections to make.

    Why oh why do the powers that be not listen to us fans.....you go to New York in the dead of winter where you could easily get several inches of snow, then you go down deep into the heart of Texas & Oklahoma for the month of August where you can fry eggs on the sidewalk.....I just don't get it. I would love to go to the San Antonio event but 2 weekends in a row of that southern humid heat, I don't think so. I know you can't please everyone....just me venting I guess.
  • blipson
    September 21, 2010
    No Baltimore in the schedule! I guess they don't care about us fans in the Mid-Atlantic anymore; and why are they repeating that Jerry Jones Iron Cowboy fiasco. They must not have paid any attention the mostly negative feedback from us fans.
  • blipson
    September 21, 2010
    No Baltimore in the schedule! I guess they don't care about us fans in the Mid-Atlantic anymore; and why are they repeating that Jerry Jones Iron Cowboy fiasco. They must not have paid any attention the mostly negative feedback from us fans.
  • ID*MOM*
    September 21, 2010
    Great!! No Idaho events, figures this state is so boring.
  • Twiggy
    September 21, 2010
    Rez - I'm going to just copy & paste what I directed toward you on another article that left the home page list about 10 seconds after I posted it....lol

    Sorry I'm not talking about the article at hand on this post.

    Rez - Yes, the folks that I talked to at Springfield were with the PBR. I also talked to one of the riders about it. The rider told me that the only times he remembers voting on judges is for the Finals, so I guess we are both right. They vote on the Finals judges and then the top 10 vote getters (is that even a word) from that vote are the ones that get rotated the following year.

    One thing strikes me as odd though, after the ordeal in Greenville, SC it only took a couple of days for the PBR to put a press release out about the judges being suspended. I know that 2 of the judges were out right terminated, so did they (the PBR) take a telephone vote of the top 40 riders to oust those 2 judges....I think not. Was it the judging committee that ousted them?.....that's what I would put my money on.

    I think you got a nice, somewhat informative, politicaly correct response from Carol Hightshoe, but I'm not sure you were given the truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth....lol
  • rebelnbobbi
    September 21, 2010
    With the exception of NYC, the PBR has forgotten about the fans here in the great Northeast. Guess we dont matter anymore. Not everyone wants to be in NYC in January.
  • McBrideFan05
    September 21, 2010
    Wish they were coming back to Nashville, TN next year!!! Been to that event for the last 3 years.. its was the only one close to me! :(
  • ShadeTreeCowboy
    September 21, 2010
    Yes! They are coming back to Billings.
  • Shannon K
    September 21, 2010
    P.S. Is the "TBD" in Las Vegas on April 16 the World Cup? I thought it was Canada's turn to host it this year?
  • Shannon K
    September 21, 2010
    The BFTS is coming back to Seattle! Hot diggity dog!

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