Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies, & Bull Riders: A Year Inside the Professional Bull Riders Tour

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Rodale Books, Oct 14, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 336 pages
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An intimate look at a fascinating subculture, its star personalities, and the death-defying confrontation between man and beast that has made bull riding the fastest growing sport in the world.
Just as spectators flock to a NASCAR race because of its inherent danger, bull riding possesses a blood-and-guts excitement that sells tickets. In Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies, and Bull Riders, award-winning sports journalist Josh Peter takes readers along on the 2004 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) tour to witness the sportís exploding popularity--and discover why athletes in spurs, cowboy hats, and colorful chaps are hooking millions of fans across the country.
The 2004 season begins like all PBR seasons, with 800 cowboys competing for a chance to be in the top 45 who ride in 29 major events during the season, with the best of the best taking home a $1 million bonus. Success is measured in seconds--managing to stay on a bull for 8 seconds without getting tossed is likely to secure a rider a big score. Most riders fail. Many get seriously injured; some die. Josh Peter captures the high drama of the sport and introduces readers to a culture thatís rife with colorful characters: the courageous riders chasing their dreams, the scouts, breeders, love-struck groupies, and a few of those very angry bulls.

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Review: Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies, & Bull Riders: A Year Inside the Professional Bull Riders Tour

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

Entertaining and well-written account of a year in the PBRT. I liked learning the history of the the PBRT as well as the profiles of the bull riders. Each chapter ends with a chart of that venue's concession offerings and their commentary on fried twinkies, which was a fun touch. Read full review

Review: Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies, & Bull Riders: A Year Inside the Professional Bull Riders Tour

User Review  - Beau Smith - Goodreads

A really fine book on the modern day rodeo/bull riding scene. a lot of humor and real life goings on. The grind is like that of professional wrestling or concert life. If you only read one book about rodeos and bull riding, even if you're not a fan, then this is the one. Read full review

Contents

THE MARATHON BEGINS
10
HEADS TAILS
24
RIDE AT TOUR OWN RISK
36
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About the author (2005)

JOSH PETER is the lead sports enterprise writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and some of his in-depth features have appeared in The Sporting News. His numerous writing honors include several prestigious awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Louisiana Press Association.

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