When no one has heard anything from the Colorado Springs, CO based Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association or their defecting members for longer that three days obviously it is too long of a time.
Friday night a few social media outlets began reporting that the PRCA’s Commissioner, Karl Stressman, was in Texas talking about moving the associations “superbowl of rodeo” to that state starting in 2015 once the current contract with Las Vegas Events expires. I decided not to report anything until I had a little more proof and that proof came this morning.
Karl Stressman, PRCA Commissioner visited with Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and Cecil Bell Jr., Texas House Representative about moving the Wrangler NFR to Texas.
Saturday morning on Kirby Cannon’s facebook page, who is the brother of WNFR bareback rider Clint Cannon, pictures were released showing Stressman in Texas meeting with Governor Rick Perry and House Representative Cecil Bell. Now remember we all do not know exactly why or what these three talked about but it is kind of interesting that the PRCA’s Commissioner would be there when that camp has been very quiet since all the news has broke about the move and the defection. It is also funny that more pictures were taken that same day with PRCA and Texas bareback rider Heath Ford sitting in on a round table type looking discussion with the Texas Governor. This may all be staged for media publicity or it may actually be something that is happening that now one is being told about yet. It is safe to say that only time will tell!
PRCA bareback rider talks with Texas Governor Rick Perry about moving the WNFR to his home state of Texas
All this breaking news or rumor however you want to take it is just adding one more piece to the puzzle. Commissioner Karl Stressman, the Board of Directors and the PRCA home office in Colorado Springs, CO have not been doing much good to themselves over the last week or so and now this? I find it interesting that they are in hot water with a lot of people and then these pictures arise. I would think that if something big like this was going to happen that it would have been announced. It does not seem to me that PRCA office wants to tell anyone anything as their press release about the defecting members I wrote about is still nowhere to be found on ANY of their media outlets. Does the PRCA have a hidden agenda up their sleeve or are they running with their tails between their legs? This question and others are up to each one of you to decide and draw your won conclusions. I hope that you continue to enjoy the reports coming from therodeoroundup.com about this situation and others and please keep it classy going forward! God Bless each and every one of you!!