Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Good Bye to One of the Old Boys

As with any industry, great individuals come along every once in a while. Some are there for only a short while, where as others remain for ages. A few retire before their time for one reason or another. Whatever the reason, once they are gone from our sight we wish they would return at least in some form, even if only for a short while.

One bull who will always stand out in many a fan, rider and stock contractor's mind as one of the greatest is Little Yellow Jacket. Ridden just 14 out of a total 90 attempts, his average ride score was 93.0 and he was the PBR's three time Bull of the Year. He had the distinction of being one of a few bulls to put two time World Champion Chris Shivers in the dirt on more than one occasion. This red Brangus bull, though now retired, still has an outstanding presence within the arena. LYJ's sons are now starting to make their own big appearance on the scene. If they prove to be anything like their daddy they should provide the PBR's fans and riders with some extraordinary rides, as well as some terrifying wrecks.

1 comment:

Cubby said...

I'm partial to Bluberry Wine, myself, but that doesn't take anything away from Little Yellow Jacket. He was definately one of the highlights of watching PBR. I miss him.