Friday, August 14, 2009

Oh my hells and cow bells

My dad and my brother Jarad, since he was roughly 9 years old, have had these manliness competitions - eg. who can stand the spiciest food, who can lift the most, who can jump the highest on dirt bikes, who can call each other a "woman" (or some variation of that) the most and basically refuse to step down from any challenge. But this week Jarad took it too far. He entered a wild cow riding competition at the county fair. Now I hadn't been to the Cassia County Fair and Rodeo in Idaho for over 10 years, but I knew that it could potentially be bad news given the fact that it would a) require me to go to a rodeo and b) I could potentially have to witness first-hand my bro being hospitalized. When it was all said and done just about both happened, and despite his insistence that "you can't hurt manly steel" I am still not convinced that he doesn't have cracked ribs. You can see why in the video, and he has a hoof print on his chest to prove it. I was also worried that he maybe had a concussion because he said he was dizzy and saw stars and colors for a while after the cow assault. If you can't tell he is the one in the maroon shirt wrestling the cow......strap in...


We were worried for a second...it was a good thing my dad wore his lucky Holstein print hat......


My niece was even wringing her hands...


But he pulled through. Bear in mind these pics are merely an hour after it happened so the black and blueness was yet to set in.


He walked away with with a limp from another hoof coming down on his calf. His "favorite work pants" were ripped and his whole body admittedly ached. But after a few expletives and a couple hours, he was already planning for his next bovine death match. No offense boy, but I probably won't be attending the next one. My ticker can't take it.

5 comments:

Dave said...

That takes me back to my early days as a matador. And yes, I will now remember the name of your brother - actually, it will just be "el matador" and not Jarad, but, hey, baby steps.

Clint and Elle Stallings said...

Holy cow, he is bold and stupid. But gotta love his courage. I would have had a heart attack watching that live.

Clint and Elle Stallings said...

by the way are you on facebook?

Grace said...

oh my (: the wringing hands picture so hilarious!

Amanda May said...

CRACK! Guys are so stupid sometimes!