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Entry from November 24, 2020
“The most dangerous 8 seconds in sports” (bull riding)

The sport of bull riding requires the rider to stay on top of the bull for eight seconds. It has been called “the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.”

“The most dangerous eight seconds in rodeo” was printed in the Lake Geneva (WI) Regional News on July 7, 1977. “Bull riding has been called the most dangerous 8 seconds in sports” was printed in the Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram on July 28, 1983. “The event was the bull-riding contest and here a cowboy hangs on tight as the bull leaves the chute for the most dangerous eight seconds in sports” was printed in The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, AR) on June 18, 1985.


Wikipedia: Bull riding
Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider.

American bull riding has been called “the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.” To receive a score, the rider must stay on top of the bull for eight seconds with the use of one hand gripped on a bull rope tied behind the bull’s forelegs. Touching the bull or themselves with the free hand, or failing to reach the eight-second mark, results in a no-score ride.

Newspapers.com
7 July 1977, Lake Geneva (WI) Regional News, “Bull Riding—8 Seconds Of Danger,” sec. 2, pg. 8, col.1:
To stay aboard the back of a twisting gyrating 1,500 pound package of angry bull can be the most dangerous eight seconds in rodeo.

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28 January 1983, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “‘The Road’ is toughest ride for any rodeo cowboy” by Jim Reeves, pg.2A, col. 4:
Bull riding has been called the most dangerous 8 seconds in sports.

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18 June 1985, The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, AR), pg. 1B, col. 4 photo caption:
Riding the wild bull
The crowd was near-capacity for the last event in the Mountain Home Saddle Club Rodeo Saturday night at the fairgrounds. The event was the bull-riding contest and here a cowboy hangs on tight as the bull leaves the chute for the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.

22 April 1992, Calgary (Alberta) Herald, “Bull riders find events a bullnanza” by Doug Abraham, pg. C4”
Imagine watching an entire evening of bull rides, each called the most dangerous eight seconds in sport.

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15 May 1992, The Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, IL), “Ready for the Rodeo” by Vince Hoffard, pg. 1C, col.2:
Success is measure in the ability of the rider to hang on for what has been called “the most dangerous eight seconds” in sports.

Newspapers.com
21 October 1994, Charlotte (NC) Observer, pg. 7B,col. 3:
Bonus bull riding
The most dangerous eight seconds in professional sports. A rider climbs aboard a Brahma bull weighing 1,500-2,000 pounds, complete with horns and bred for aggressiveness. His only connection to the bull? A rope wrapped around the animal’s midsection and looped around his hand.

18 December 1994, Calgary (Alberta) Herald “The Real Roughrider: Daryl Mills is the best in world at staying aboard 2,000 pounds of angry beef, and that’s no bull!” by Gyle Konotopetz, pg. F4:
World champion or no world champion, Mills proudly pays his own expenses to the rodeos and an entry fee to gamble his life in the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.

OCLC WorldCat record
Bull riding : rodeo’s most dangerous 8 seconds
Author: Floyd Cowan
Publisher: Calgary : Detselig Enterprises, 1999.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

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The NATIONAL network takes off!
Elmer Alley
Nov 28, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
The following TNN press information was released today over the wire.

TNN ACQUIRES THE TOPS IN ‘POP’ FROM PARAMOUNT:
THREE ‘STAR TREK’ SERIES AND FIVE ‘STAR TREK’ MOVIES
(...)
Since TNN started 1-888-POP-1090, calls have come in from all over the country about WWF and other TNN shows, including PBR (Professional Bull Riding, the first extreme sport and the “most dangerous eight seconds in television"), motorsports coverage, TNN outdoors programs (more than any other network) and dramatic series such as the TNN original 18 WHEELS OF JUSTICE.

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Football, morality, reality, and fatherhood
BlackHawk
Sep 19, 2004, 4:33:11 PM
Good stuff.... Give him his rein and let him fly.... his Coach is also
watching, so You can relax a bit.
Football, like military operations, requires one to do whatever it takes to
win.

We parents can’t protect our kids forever, much as we might wish we could. Let him know how proud you are of him.... after all, he Could have chosen to be a Bull Rider...!! I see those young men engage in the most dangerous 8 seconds in organized sport.... where the Bulls win more than half the time.... and nobody’s paying the medical bills after you have been stomped on and “out for 7 months getting healed”. No insurance… no medical plans.. just a million to two million bucks extra if you win the PBR finals in Las Vegas in October.

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YouTube
Chris LeDoux Hooked On An Eight Second Ride
Sep 11, 2013
Brent Henshaw
Chris LeDoux’s classic song Hooked On An Eight Second Ride, put to several bull riding clips.

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Replying to @DC_Draino
The only sport I’m watching is the “most dangerous 8 seconds in sports”!! #PBR #BullRiding
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