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CloakNNNdagger
05-14-2011, 10:08 PM
Riding a bull.........what is he thinking?????

PFT:

Chad Ochocinco thrown off bull in 1.5 seconds
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on May 14, 2011, 10:13 PM EDT

APChad Ochocinco didn’t last long in his bullriding debut Saturday night. He’s just lucky he didn’t get maimed during his adventure in bullriding on Saturday night.

Ochocinco was thrown off a bull named Deja Blu in 1.5 seconds. That’s 6.5 seconds short of what he needed to win $100,000 and a chance to re-name the bull. (He was considering naming the bull after his coach. The idea sounds familiar.)

Based on a replay we watched, the bull nearly stepped on Ochocinco after tossing him aside. (Yes, that’s Ochocinco on the ground in the picture.) The Bengals receiver quickly got up and jumped on a nearby gate to avoid further harm.

We give Ochocinco credit for following through on a dare that was a lot more dangerous than trying out for professional soccer. We’re looking forward to seeing what he’ll try next.

Versus will air the event Saturday night at 11 p.m. ET.

NitroGSXR
05-14-2011, 10:14 PM
NFL players cant ride motrcycles but they can ride a bull? I don't get it.

Also, I thought his name had been changed back to Chad Johnson?

PapaL
05-14-2011, 10:16 PM
NFL players cant ride motrcycles but they can ride a bull? I don't get it.

Also, I thought his name had been changed back to Chad Johnson?

Technically no one is an NFL player right now. :turtle:

eriadoc
05-14-2011, 10:17 PM
Also, I thought his name had been changed back to Chad Johnson?

IIRC, Reebok told him he could change his name back to CJ as soon as he bought their surplus of Ochocinco jerseys. I could be wrong.

The Pencil Neck
05-14-2011, 10:25 PM
IIRC, Reebok told him he could change his name back to CJ as soon as he bought their surplus of Ochocinco jerseys. I could be wrong.

Wasn't that why he had to delay changing his name from Johnson to Ochocinco?

CloakNNNdagger
05-14-2011, 10:34 PM
Wasn't that why he had to delay changing his name from Johnson to Ochocinco?

He paid $4 million for that change.

Texecutioner
05-14-2011, 10:42 PM
He paid $4 million for that change.

Just wasting money away. :vincepalm:

Personally I don't understand why people still care about him anymore. I just don't see what people find funny or entertaining about the guy.

BigBull17
05-14-2011, 11:06 PM
This ***** does realize that bullriding is extremely dangerous, right? What a moron.

gary
05-14-2011, 11:20 PM
Just wasting money away. :vincepalm:

Personally I don't understand why people still care about him anymore. I just don't see what people find funny or entertaining about the guy.This.

Wolf
05-15-2011, 10:10 AM
Playing in the NFL is hard enough, but he disagreed that bull riding presented a major risk to his longevity.

"No, every down is a risk to my career," he said. "Every time I wake up in the morning there's a risk to life in general. You never know what's going to happen. One of the things about me is I'm extremely interesting, I'm unpredictable and I am willing to do anything."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110515/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_ochocinco_bull_riding;_ylt=AqIpbKTV5wBLlBUBuib ogpZn.3QA;_ylu=X3oDMTM5NmtkNm9oBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTE wNTE1L2Zibl9vY2hvY2luY29fYnVsbF9yaWRpbmcEY2NvZGUDZ 21wZQRjcG9zAzEwBHBvcwMxMARzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXM Ec2xrA29jaG9jaW5jb3JpZA--

CloakNNNdagger
05-15-2011, 11:04 AM
Playing in the NFL is hard enough, but he disagreed that bull riding presented a major risk to his longevity.
"No, every down is a risk to my career," he said. "Every time I wake up in the morning there's a risk to life in general. You never know what's going to happen. One of the things about me is I'm extremely interesting, I'm unpredictable and I am willing to do anything."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110515/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_ochocinco_bull_riding;_ylt=AqIpbKTV5wBLlBUBuib ogpZn.3QA;_ylu=X3oDMTM5NmtkNm9oBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTE wNTE1L2Zibl9vY2hvY2luY29fYnVsbF9yaWRpbmcEY2NvZGUDZ 21wZQRjcG9zAzEwBHBvcwMxMARzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXM Ec2xrA29jaG9jaW5jb3JpZA--

Exactly what an NFL team wants to hear.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KmWgXYmoaIM/S72Sxn5ctkI/AAAAAAAABWs/yp45A-5kOPI/s320/dumbass_award.jpg

awtysst
05-15-2011, 11:07 AM
Exactly what an NFL team wants to hear.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KmWgXYmoaIM/S72Sxn5ctkI/AAAAAAAABWs/yp45A-5kOPI/s320/dumbass_award.jpg

Isn't he a Free Agent? Perhaps working out, getting himself into the best possible shape, or working on route running may be a better use of his time.

ChampionTexan
05-15-2011, 01:26 PM
Isn't he a Free Agent? Perhaps working out, getting himself into the best possible shape, or working on route running may be a better use of his time.

He actually has one more year left on his contract, but pretty much everyone (including Ochocinco himself) is expecting the Bengals to let him go sometime after the lockout ends.

TimeKiller
05-16-2011, 09:21 AM
We're gonna single out him for being an *****....but not pro bull riders?

DonnyMost
05-16-2011, 09:23 AM
Sounds like a bunch of haters hating in here.

HOU-TEX
05-16-2011, 09:28 AM
I actually like Chad. Since I started following him on twitter he's kinda grown on me a bit. He's great with the fans and treats everyone with respect. Sure, he's a bit of a showboat, but a lot of it is for the fans.

The only thing that might irk me a bit with him, is when he brings up things between he and his team that he probably should keep in house. Then again, a lot of that is for show too

Texecutioner
05-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Sounds like a bunch of haters hating in here.

That term "hating" really is so overused at this point that it's practically lost it's meaning.

You could say that about anyone who forms a negative opinion about someone or something. The key is, are those negative thoughts valid and do they have substance to them? Well obviously they do with an attention whore who cares a lot more about getting twitter followers and attention from people than he does as far as being a football player. He's violating his contract by riding a bull for one, because he could get injured. If I was a dedicated Bengals fan, I'd be pretty ticked off if any player was doing that. He also has caused a lot of problems in that locker room over the years and has proven that he's more about himself and his self promotion than his team. He always has been.

Double Barrel
05-16-2011, 11:35 AM
He looked more like a rodeo clown than a bull rider.

Texecutioner
05-16-2011, 11:50 AM
Sounds like a bunch of haters hating in here.

Here is what Chad said as well about this whole ordeal that might give you a better idea of why people bash this clown.

"I'm sure my coach was probably [upset], I mean, I would be, too. I'm sure the NFL is [upset], but I don't follow their rules anyway."


That's the substance I was talking about earlier. Chad's a POS. He openly admits that he knows this will upset his coach and that he'd be upset to if he was the coach, but that he doesn't care about any of that and he wants to do it any way. Then he even says the league will probably be upset, but he doesn't care, because he'll never follow their rules. The guy is like 31 years old or whatever, but still acts like a 13 year old. If you've studied his history as a player going back to HS and college he's had horrible relationships with every coach he's ever had and he's never learned from any of that.

And the fact that he's literally that stupid to openly admit that he doesn't follow NFL rules and that he's perfectly happy pissing off the league office and his coach is exactly why he is thought of more as a clown these days than a player.

GP
05-16-2011, 12:02 PM
Asd a guy who spent roughly 17 years of my life competing in rodeos (calf roping and then later on steer wrestling) I can tell you that (a) Those who are GOOD at riding bulls are still insane even though they are good at it, and (b) those who are trying it for giggles are worse than insane...there's no words to describe it.

Riding a bull is extremely dangerous. I have never tried it, and I one time had a dream that my parents were forcing me to do it at a rodeo...I woke up in a cold sweat and my heart was pounding out of my chest because THAT is how badly I do NOT want to ever do it.

Bulls are unpredictable. And large. And generally angry all the time, looking for ways to take out their problems on other things much smaller than them.

Chad Johnson is fortunate that he didn't suffer major damage. I saw the clip, and all he did was basically slide off right out of the chute, which I am sure was his plan: Make it out of the chute and just slide off. But what he fails to realize is that those bulls, when they sense you sliding off, they turn from trying to get you off their back and into trying to adjust their angles so as to gore you or step on you.

All of my 17 years of rodeo'ing I have never understood why bull riding was allowed as a regular mainstay of rodeos. The other events, such as bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, and steer wrestling, are all rooted in practical ranching methods of securing and/or doctoring or branding cattle and/or breaking horses from the wild. Bull riding is just a freak show event that people want to watch for the thrill of seeing if a guy can do it and live to tell about it.

And all us timed event guys (the ropers and steer wrestlers) hated bullr iders because the bull riding event takes forever to be done with....due to the propensity of those guys to get hurt and then need in-the-arena medical assistance. Generally speaking, nobody involved in competing in rodeos really likes bull riding nor bull riders all that much. They're a different breed of cat, and they are loners who stick to their group and us timed event guys stick to ours.

/rant

I just think Chad is lucky. He could have been hurt badly. One wrong step by the bull and it's over.

CloakNNNdagger
05-16-2011, 03:44 PM
Asd a guy who spent roughly 17 years of my life competing in rodeos (calf roping and then later on steer wrestling) I can tell you that (a) Those who are GOOD at riding bulls are still insane even though they are good at it, and (b) those who are trying it for giggles are worse than insane...there's no words to describe it.

Riding a bull is extremely dangerous. I have never tried it, and I one time had a dream that my parents were forcing me to do it at a rodeo...I woke up in a cold sweat and my heart was pounding out of my chest because THAT is how badly I do NOT want to ever do it.

Bulls are unpredictable. And large. And generally angry all the time, looking for ways to take out their problems on other things much smaller than them.

Chad Johnson is fortunate that he didn't suffer major damage. I saw the clip, and all he did was basically slide off right out of the chute, which I am sure was his plan: Make it out of the chute and just slide off. But what he fails to realize is that those bulls, when they sense you sliding off, they turn from trying to get you off their back and into trying to adjust their angles so as to gore you or step on you.

All of my 17 years of rodeo'ing I have never understood why bull riding was allowed as a regular mainstay of rodeos. The other events, such as bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, and steer wrestling, are all rooted in practical ranching methods of securing and/or doctoring or branding cattle and/or breaking horses from the wild. Bull riding is just a freak show event that people want to watch for the thrill of seeing if a guy can do it and live to tell about it.

And all us timed event guys (the ropers and steer wrestlers) hated bullr iders because the bull riding event takes forever to be done with....due to the propensity of those guys to get hurt and then need in-the-arena medical assistance. Generally speaking, nobody involved in competing in rodeos really likes bull riding nor bull riders all that much. They're a different breed of cat, and they are loners who stick to their group and us timed event guys stick to ours.

/rant

I just think Chad is lucky. He could have been hurt badly. One wrong step by the bull and it's over.

Have you ever attended "Hard Money" at the Huntsville Prison. It's unbelieveable how much damage (to the prisoners by the bull) I had to reconstruct. The bull usually won. There's a reason why they say strong a bull..........................and dumb as a stump!

NitroGSXR
05-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Asd a guy who spent roughly 17 years of my life competing in rodeos (calf roping and then later on steer wrestling) I can tell you that (a) Those who are GOOD at riding bulls are still insane even though they are good at it, and (b) those who are trying it for giggles are worse than insane...there's no words to describe it.

Riding a bull is extremely dangerous. I have never tried it, and I one time had a dream that my parents were forcing me to do it at a rodeo...I woke up in a cold sweat and my heart was pounding out of my chest because THAT is how badly I do NOT want to ever do it.

Bulls are unpredictable. And large. And generally angry all the time, looking for ways to take out their problems on other things much smaller than them.

Chad Johnson is fortunate that he didn't suffer major damage. I saw the clip, and all he did was basically slide off right out of the chute, which I am sure was his plan: Make it out of the chute and just slide off. But what he fails to realize is that those bulls, when they sense you sliding off, they turn from trying to get you off their back and into trying to adjust their angles so as to gore you or step on you.

All of my 17 years of rodeo'ing I have never understood why bull riding was allowed as a regular mainstay of rodeos. The other events, such as bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, and steer wrestling, are all rooted in practical ranching methods of securing and/or doctoring or branding cattle and/or breaking horses from the wild. Bull riding is just a freak show event that people want to watch for the thrill of seeing if a guy can do it and live to tell about it.

And all us timed event guys (the ropers and steer wrestlers) hated bullr iders because the bull riding event takes forever to be done with....due to the propensity of those guys to get hurt and then need in-the-arena medical assistance. Generally speaking, nobody involved in competing in rodeos really likes bull riding nor bull riders all that much. They're a different breed of cat, and they are loners who stick to their group and us timed event guys stick to ours.

/rant

I just think Chad is lucky. He could have been hurt badly. One wrong step by the bull and it's over.

You ever slap a bull? I'm reminded of that bull scene from Wild Hogs. What I mean is... do you guys really do stuff like that?

pbat488
05-16-2011, 05:18 PM
child, please. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEm5YUKsilw) (NSFW)

i like chad; he's a really funny and as hard as it is to believe genuine guy. however i'm glad he's not on the texans.

hot pickle
05-16-2011, 05:31 PM
wow he got owned by the bull!!! hahah kudos to him though! really humble afterwards!

cowboys are crazyyyy as hell!

GP
05-17-2011, 10:05 AM
You ever slap a bull? I'm reminded of that bull scene from Wild Hogs. What I mean is... do you guys really do stuff like that?

The vast majority of people involved in rodeos, I'm saying basically 98% of us, are people who understand limitations when it comes to pushing the envelope of what's possible with rodeo competition.

Bull riding is something that only about 2% of the rodeo competitors are involved in, and it defies all logic to do it. The ones who are really good at it, IMO, are the ones who would base jump and see how long they could fall before having to pull the cord--Adrenaline junkies. But the funny thing about bull riding, as opposed to things like base jumping or racing motorcycles, is that with bull riding you NEVER know what the bull will do. Yes, they have tendencies, and guys plan on a bull named Mojo to come out and just spin really hard to the left (because Mojo always does that). Or, they expect Cyclops to leap high in the air and try to slam you down as the bull's hooves hits the ground upon returning to earth. However, even the world's best bull rider (in his era), Tuff Hedeman, had his entire FACE crushed by a bull who did just what I described--Leaping high in the air, arching the back, and then tilting forward and basically causing Tuff Hedeman to face plant onto the back of the bull's skull. Even with all of Tuff Hedeman's skill, he was going to lose that battle. Now you see guys wearing fully-caged helmets. THAT is why.

And this doesn't even take into consideration what the bull might do when you're off his back and on the arena soil. Yeah, there are clowns to help distract the bull from the downed rider...but I have seen bulls just fully ignore the clown and purposefully go for the downed rider.

Bull riding is just too dangerous. The really good guys in the PBR are so good that I'll watch it from time to time. But watching it on a high school or even collegiate level is most times a very brutal and almost gladiator-style sport to watch. Broken femors, crushed-in faces, separated pelvis, internal re-arranging of guts from a hoof stomp by the bull, lacerated biceps, arms sticking out in the wrong direction, a dude knocked out cold and being tossed around the arena like a rag doll...I've been at rodeos where these things have happened during bull riding. You just get to where you don't even watch it. You sit on your horse, away from the action, talking with other competitors and waiting your turn for your event, and you hear second-hand reports of the things I just said.

Having said that, in my best sport I competed in--Steer Wrestling--I have seen guys blow a knee. I have seen a guy snap his leg. It was in Abilene at the arena on Grape Street; college rodeo sponsored by Hardin Simmons University. I was waiting my turn, and the steer wrestler before me had a hard-running steer. He finally caught up to the steer about halfway down the arena, and was easily doing about 35 to 40 mph by this point. He made the transition from the horse to the steer, grabbed the horns like he was supposed to, and when the guy planted his feet in the ground and started "sledding" which is when you start shifting your weight from a straight-forward slide and into a sideways, turn-the-corner slide (much like when you make a turn on a pair of snow skis) the dude's left leg (the weight-bearing leg) stuck into the dirt and snapped. Sounded like a shotgun going off. POW!!! And he just laid there and screamed. Kinda' makes you nervous when you know you're going next!

But let's talk about how this happened, and why it's not comparable to the risks of bull riding. Many factors contributed to the accident with the steer wrestler, and all of them but one was avoidable. Factor 1: The steer ran hard, which means you're going to be going wayyyy fast when you dismount onto the steer--this is the factor that is unavoidable. Factor 2: That arena in Abilebe is notoriously DEEP soil, and it is thick dirt at that! Factor 3: The guy should have know that a combination of factors 1 and 2 means he has a higher probabliity of blowing a knee or snapping a bone in the leg.

It's hard to calculate all these things when you go from zero-to-50 yards in about 4 seconds AND have to jump off and throw the steer as quickly as possible. I'm not saying I knew this at the time. I'm saying the accident caused me to quickly dissect (in my mind) what happened just before my turn and how I better think of ways to limit the risk MYSELF when it became my turn.

I fortunately had a steer that didn't run that hard, but I also factored in the deep dirt and adjusted accordingly. I sledded the steer further than normal, meaning I skated on the ground for a longer period of time than normal before shifting my weight to make the turn (which then allows you to make the Judo-throw action of throwing the steer). Therefore, I slowed down my momentum enough so that my leg wouldn't get stuck in the arena's deep soil. My time was slower than I wanted, but I still had enough to tie for first. Because it was an average time on two head of steers, meaning we competed a few days before and then the top 10 times from THAT day got to compete in the final round, and you add the two times together and divide by two in order to find out who had the fastest "average" time, I still ended up doing very well and winning money. The biggest thing is that I wasn't out of cometition with a broken leg for the rest of the season.

In the other events, you can limit risk 10-fold compared to bull riding. I won't say bull riders are dumb people, I would say they are risk/reward "challenged" people. LOL!

Steer wrestling is an adrenaline rush, though. I got out of it without doing any major damage to myself. A busted up nose is all I ever had happen to me. Steer ran hard, and when i dismounted and almost to his horns, he planted his feet in the ground and jerked his whole body backward...slamming my face into his left horn before I could raise my hand and shield my face from it. I still threw the steer, won the event, and won the year-end title though! Now, 17 years later from that day, I go for a root canal on June 6th because it killed my right incisor tooth. Knocked the tooth loose and killed it via severing the nerve connection. My tooth is a dark gray color due to the necrosis of not having blood flow to it. Yay!!! LOL.

Norg
05-20-2011, 03:29 AM
hes living life nothing wrong with that

CloakNNNdagger
05-20-2011, 06:39 AM
hes living life nothing wrong with that

Why not just play Russian roulette instead. That would give him a rush for sure...............and it wouldn't leave him an invalid if things didn't work out.:kitten:

Allstar
05-23-2011, 05:23 AM
Chad needs to get out of Cincy. He needs to compete for a ring while he still can.