Montana Fly Fishing Guides’ very own Andy Watson shot AllPro NFL receiver #85, Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals, last weekend as Chad attempted to ride the bull Deja Blu.
When Andy isn’t guiding fly fishermen he’s the owner of Bull Stock Media, the official photographer for the PBR (Professional Bull Riders). Number 85 was talking a big game, which is certainly his specialty, about riding the 1,500 lb bull. However, Deja Blu only allowed Ochocinco a short ride of 1.5 seconds, well short of the full 8 seconds. For his efforts, Chad received $10,000 which he generously donated to Feed the Children along with a new Ford F-150 that he’s donating to one of his Twitter followers.
“I feel good. It was fun,” the healthy but humbled Ochocinco said, “I can cross riding a bull off my bucket list. This sport doesn’t get enough credit. The guys who do this week in and week out deserve the utmost respect. They should be the highest-paid athletes in sports.” We couldn’t agree more!
Andy had a great time working closely with Chad the two days prior to the ride and said he couldn’t have been more humble, attentive and all around a fun guy to spend some time with. Ochocinco enjoyed his time so much he’s headed to the Pueblo PBR event again this weekend in Pueblo, as a spectator this time, and Andy’s got another chance to get some great photos before the bulls slow down and the fishing season starts up. Maybe Andy can convince Chad to do something less life-threatening, like fly fishing this summer.
If you enjoy the PBR or would like to check it out for the first time make sure to join us in Livingston, Montana this July 27th! Make sure to check out the Bull Stock Media Facebook page to learn more about upcoming events.
– somewhere near the water via iPad