Fearless

Sep. 3rd, 2016 05:19 pm
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Before I begin I want to share a backstory that got me interested in watching this documentary series from Netflix. Last Sunday, I was sitting with my dad in the living room and as we were flipping back and forth between pre-season football (American) games and neither interested in the teams playing we came across the PBR competition in Oklahoma and watched the whole thing. I don't know why but I became intrigued by this sport that when I came across the documentary on Netflix I decided to watch it.
Some background on the sport, PBR stands for professional bull riding. It's an old sport and has been around for a long time in America but it seems that I have never heard of it until last weekend. How it works is a cowboy will ride every weekend to score up points to enter the world finals in Las Vegas. However, what I have found facniating from just watching last weekend was it's not just Americans competing, there are Brazilians, Canadians, and Australians that compete and it is awesome. On top of everything the bulls are also ranked and given such a high respect that a bull is even ranked for the world final as well.

Fearless, is a six part documentary following the top bull riders in the world. The riders that are followed are Kaique Pacheco, J.B. Mauney, Joao Ricardo Vieira, Robson Palermo, Guilherme Marchi (my personal favorite), Valdiron de Oliveira, and Renato Nunes. The first episode covers a lot of the history of PBR but quickly turns into an interesting following of the Brazillian riders and the push the have on the sport. They have made the sport larger than it has been before.
Besides the history, the remaining episodes follow the road to the world final and the highs and lows that each rider has to deal with as they work their way to becoming a World Champion bull rider.



If you're like me and you like the riders but you like the bulls more you can find their ranking here. Currently the top bull is Air Time with 100% buck offs. 
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