I?ve had many honors in my life but this might be in breed all by itself. On Monday night I attended a Professional Bull Riding auction and my good friend, Tom Teague, bought a championship bull and named is after me.
When Tom purchased the bull he thought it had a touch of blue in him and decided to name it after me. Deja Blue will perform in the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough Series presented by Wrangler. And that bull better win the championship!
After watching and attending many PBR events over the past couple of years I am very, very impressed with how those young men try to ride those bulls. Absolutely no electrical prongs are used to get the bulls going; they?re just tough.
I admire the riders tremendously; the courage is there. A lot of these bull riders can play baseball but I don?t know of one ballplayer who can ride a bull.
I would like to commend Randy Bernard on his leadership and vision. Randy is the PBR CEO, but more importantly a fine gentleman and a good friend. He is the embodiment of a cowboy and all its virtue.
I am truly honored to have this championship bull named after me, and you can bet on the fact that Deja Blue will be wearing Dodger Blue.