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Monday, April 12, 2010

Never Underestimate A Cowboy

Have you been watching The Amazing Race?  I don't usually watch it but I have this season because of Oklahomans, Jet and Cord McCoy.  These brothers are from Tupelo, OK.  They started out really strong then went through some rough patches during the race.  Last week's episode they were in last place and had a "speedbump" which means that they were the only team that had to complete an extra task to finish the race.  Despite their setbacks the McCoys finished first.  For a recap of last week's episode from the LA Times go here.
In last night's episode the McCoy brothers came in 3rd which they are now in the final 4.  These guys are genuinely nice guys.  They don't try to hold other teams back they play the game with integrity.  I hope they win but if they don't they will be alright.  Cord, of course is still on the Professional Bull Riders circuit, with close to $300,000.00 career earnings.  Jet and Cord are both stock contractors owning many bucking bulls which means $.
You can catch Cord riding bulls on Versus every weekend.  As for Jet he will be speaking at the 4-H Banquet in Prague, OK this Friday, April 16th.
Good luck guys!
Territory Mom

P.S. Want to buy a bull or a horse from Cord check out his website.  Also to see some cute photos of Cord go to Cord McCoy Invitational


Anonymous said...

I love this about the real McCoys! Have you heard of Rick Bayless? He won Top Chef Masters last season. He's also an Oklahoman with integrity. Rick Bayless (born November 23, 1953)[1] is an American chef who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He is, perhaps, best known for his PBS series Mexico: One Plate at a Time. Bayless was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, into a family of restauranteurs and grocers specializing in the local barbecue. Having begun his culinary training as a youth, he broadened his interests to include regional Mexican cooking as an undergraduate student of Spanish and Latin American culture. After finishing his undergraduate education, he did doctoral work in Anthropological Linguistics at the University of Michigan and, from 1980 to 1986, lived in Mexico with his wife, Deann, writing his first book Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking From The Heart of Mexico

Prairiemaid said...

So, you are following the guys! I hope they do well, they seem like nice guys.

We are about 20 miles from Tupelo; however I do not personally know them, but know many who do.

Hope you have a great week!