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Alright, I was talking with a co-worker friend of mine and we were discussing famous bull riders and famous bulls. There was one bull in particular that was completely unridable, or close to it from what we could remember. We are looking for that bulls name. Could it be Bocephus? Or was it something else? This bull is now retired too. The bull in question was, one of, if not the most feared by all the riders. I seem to recall that one rider had his face smashed in when he hit his face on the back of the bulls head. Went through hours of reconstructive surgery and actually went back to riding bulls. He then drew this bulls name in another competition and thankfully decided, at the last minute, not to try and ride him. I need that cowboys name too. We could only come up with Ty Murray but I don't think it was him because he had a pretty long career, 14 years, as an all-around rider. It was another rider. Who is he?

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Now that was good Bruce!
mastercylinder said:
you picked the right place to come talk bull. :)
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to mastercylinder again.

 

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Bodacious and Tuff Hedeman are the two parties I was looking for! Thanks guys!
 

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dont forget red rock,high and mighty, white litnin, nite train, number 5, shorty, heck the list goes on and on... and my favorite yellow fever (the one that broke my back in three places) at the old roundup in simonton......
 

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Bodacious the Bull (1988?-May 16, 2000), originally owned by Phil Sumner and branded J31, was a crossbred Charbray bull who was infamous throughout the sport of rodeo, and was commonly referred to as "The World's Most Dangerous Bull." The 1800-lb bull, known for his characteristic coloring as the "Yellow Whale," made unanticipated moves that rodeo athletes were not accustomed to and were defenseless to protect against. Only ten riders (six different cowboys) were able to complete their rides in 135 attempts. Clint Branger, Bubba Dunn, Tuff Hedeman and Terry Don West rode him twice. Bodacious was voted the PBR Bull of the Year in 1995.

It was suggested that Bodacious had gotten stronger and trickier as he matured after, in 1994, he gained national attention at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, employing his signature head snapping move that resulted in life threatening injuries to bull riding star Terry Don West. Tuff Hedeman was one of the few to stay on Bodacious for a full eight seconds. But, in 1995 Hedeman witnessed the brutal nature of "Bo" first hand when he suffered a major face smashing, and required emergency reconstructive surgery after a vicious encounter with Bodacious at the Professional Bull Riders Finals. Hedeman drew the bull again at the National Finals Rodeo in 1995, and opted not to ride him, calling Bodacious "the baddest bull there has ever been." In the same event, Scott Breding sustained serious injuries and became the last cowboy to attempt a ride on Bodacious.

Bodacious was retired on December 11, 1995, at the age of 7, still in his prime.

Throughout retirement, Bodacious toured state fairs, rodeos, and even appeared as a celebrity guest at Harrah's Las Vegas, and the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1999 Bodacious was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs where he was declared "The bull the cowboys didn't want to draw, but the fans loved." He was later featured in GQ and Penthouse magazines articles, and Bodacious was profiled on the Fox TV program "Guinness World Records Prime Time."

After a serious foot infection and damaged kidneys due to medications, Bodacious died at the age of 12, a relatively young age. His semen was stored and 120 cows have produced offspring from the legendary bull. Time will tell if any of his progeny will match his rankness in the arena.

Bodacious died on May 16, 2000 in his retirement holding pen at the Andrew's Rodeo Company Ranch and was buried nearby. Owners Sammy and Carolyn Andrews said the cause of death was heart failure.

The band Primus devoted a song to the late bull entitled "Ballad of Bodacious."

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodacious_%28bull%29"
 

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I watched a documentary one time on "Bodacious." Not much for watching a documentary on a bull but seeing the damage he inflicted and seeing why he has the legendary status that he does was pretty interesting. Watching the video of Hedeman's head and the bulls heading connecting would definitely make me think twice of ever getting on one.
 
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