A $50,000 prize pot certainly ain't no spittoon, and who takes that steak money home depends on which cowboy can put up with the most bull for the longest amount of time. Beginning tonight at 7 p.m., the 2011 National Western Stock Show will present the PBR Bull Riding event, in which ninety rodeo cowboys from around the world will compete against each other and against 1,800 pounds of hoof and muscle for life, limbs and a fat saddlebag of cash. Will any of them last eight seconds? You'll have to mosey on down to the Coliseum, 4655 Humboldt Street, to find out, and may the spirit of Hank Williams be with them -- always.
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The bull-riding competition runs through Wednesday; tickets vary in price from $15 to $60, depending on the event round and seating preference. For a full schedule and more information, check out the NWSS website at www.nationalwestern.com.
Mon., Jan. 9, 7 p.m., 2012