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The Different Types of Rodeos posted by Rodeo Fan

Rodeo is a sport that came about from the practices used in cattle herding across United States, South America, New Zealand, and Australia. The sport involves the skills generally used by a cowboy with livestock and horses. Professional rodeo consists of different competitive events such as steer wrestling, calf roping, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, and saddle bronc.

Steer Wrestling

In this rodeo event, a rider on a horse has to chase a steer, then drop from the horse onto the steer, and wrestle it to the ground by manipulating the steer's horns. This requires specialized technique and there is high risk of injury. Presently, the steers used for this competition are longhorns or Corriente cattle that weigh around 450 to 650 pounds.

Calf Roping

This is a timed event where a person riding a horse has to catch a calf by throwing a lasso around its neck, dismount, and then go to the calf and tie three of its legs together in order to restrain it. This has to be done in the shortest time possible. The PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) mainly regulates this event, and according to the rules, the calf's weight should be between 220 to 280 pounds.

Bare Back Bronc Riding

In this competition, the rider climbs on to a horse without a saddle, which is kept in a wooden enclosure. The gate of the enclosure is then opened to allow the horse to burst out into the arena and start bucking. The rider has to stay on the horse for at least eight seconds, using only one hand to grab onto a leather strap that is fastened around the girth of the horse. This event has more risk of injury than even steer wrestling. The horse used in this competition is from specially bred bucking stock, and is not a wild horse.

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Welcome to posted by Sports Fan

Welcome rodeo fans!

Please join the site if you love to go to the rodeo. I've set this site up so that rodeo fans can interact with each other, share stories, news, and information about the rodeo. Joining is free and easy so sign up now.

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Kentucky Derby Memories posted by Jan Hoadley

 The Kentucky Derby, run the first Saturday in May, is a race known around the world. While many fans and horsemen also follow the Breeders Cup races, the other stakes races such as the Travers and the Arlington Million, for many folks the Kentucky Derby is horse racing. Yet the Derby is a cruel mistress. When those gates open anything can happen. Good horses can get shuffled back and, because they only run as three year olds in this race, it can be their one date with destiny. These young horses will see and hear a crowd unlike anything else they will likely hear in their lives. A horse that backs off at that 'wall of sound' coming out of the turn may not get a chance to come back. There are almost expected winners - Citation, Street Sense, Whirlaway. There was the top quality horses people thought would falter - Secretariat and Seattle Slew. Of courses those made history. There was the stirring challenge of Affirmed and Alydar. Easy Goer and Sunday Silence. There has been long forgottens in the likes of Sea Hero, Cannonero II or Riva Ridge. There's the favorite seconds - any other year but 1973 Sham would have stood well above the crop and probably swept the Triple Crown. There's those that the Derby was their finest hour. The beautiful colt Charismatic and Barbaro are examples. There's stories that are unlike many other races. The owner who after a lifetime with Thoroughbreds had a real chance and could not see her bay, white faced colt but relied on her trainer's call of the race as Unbridled barreled down the stretch to win. There's Smarty Jones, who suffered a hoContinue reading "Kentucky Derby Memories"

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Inbound link contest winner announced! posted by Earn Money Blogging

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the "Inbound Link Contest".  We have a winner!  A big congratulations go out to Marija.  Thank you for all your hard work on this.  While we had a lot of people participate, Marija was able to win with only 4 links!  So it wouldn't have taken a lot to win this contest!  We'll be having another contest soon so stay tuned.

The whole purpose of this contest was to get our bloggers networking with other webmasters and to start to build up their inbound links which will help their traffic.  Even a few links can help you with the search engines as they will see you as more of an authority on your topic the more inbound links you have.

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Marija's blog can be found here.  If you're a Knicks fan, check it out:

The original post announcing the contest can be found here:

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Inbound link contest - Win $100! posted by Earn Money Blogging

To try and motivate our bloggers to get inbound links we're going to have a contest to see which blogger can get the most inbound links to their blog. The contest begins now and ends July 31st, 2008. To be entered in to the contest all you have to do is go out and get as many websites to link to your blog as you can and at the end of the month send us an email listing all those links. All links must be active from August 1st through August 7th when we'll be judging the entries - a winner will be announced on August 7th. All entry emails must be received by Midnight on July 31st, 2008. You can email them to

We're going to impose some restrictions on the types of links you can get so please see below for the full list of links that do NOT count.

To get started simply go to Google and find other websites and blog that are about the sports and teams that you write about. Email the website owner and ask them for a link by explaining that you think your blog would be a good resource for their readers. Or offer to write a guest post for them with your by-line and URL at the bottom of the article. Or offer to exchange links with them by writing a quick write up of their site and a reciprocal link back to them. Some webmasters will be happy to add you to their blog roll even if you don't give them a link back (which is ideal) but some may want you to link back to them - you can easily do this with a quick blog entry on your blog about their website.

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Sonics End Skid, Beat the Spurs? posted by kellex

Tonight turned out to be a nightmare for the ailing San Antonio Spurs. Earlier in the day, coach Greg Popovich decided to bench his All-Star point guard Tony Parker indefinitely while he deals with bone spurs in his left foot. Then the team found its way up I-5 to Seattle to take on a team that had not won in 14 straight games. Well that streak came to an end tonight!

The Seattle Supersonics found a way to win tonight against the reigning NBA Champs. Kevin Durant had his first solid game in quite some time including a late basket to seal the deal for his young Sonics. Seattle desperately needed a win like this to try and salvage some of their season.

The Spurs on the other hand are looking bad in all the wrong places. Parker takes a seat for what could be weeks to come leaving the Spurs with an aging Duncan and a busted up Ginobili. Without one of the big 3 this season the Spurs are just 9-9 and have looked horrible at times.

San Antonio began its season at 17-3 and has gone just 11-13 since. The Spurs are 0-2 at the beginning of their annual 9 game road trip in which the AT&T Center gets overrun with stock and rodeo festivities. This could prove to be the turning point in their season and should be the indicator as to what seed they will find come playoff time.

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