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Rodeo question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ARD, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. ARD

    ARD Member

    In bull riding, is the breed of bull a Brahma or a Brahman? I thought the latter, but even PBR.com lists both.
  2. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    AP Style says Brahman.
  3. ARD

    ARD Member

    Ah. Under "Brahman" instyead of "Rodeo." Thanks!
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Brahma is a hindu god, isn't he?

    I was always taught Brahman, but I don't that I trust my relatives to be right.
  5. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    There is a high school here whose mascot is the Brahmas. They have a cow running around the sidelines. Not a Hindu god. (Insert own Hindu god joke here).

    I remember from world history that the term "Brahman" referred to the highest caste of citizens in Indian culture (that's India Indian, not Native American Indian).

    So I guess my answer is: I don't know, and I'm too lazy to look it up.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    may i inquire to why you ask?
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I looked it up.

    Brahma = Hindu God of creation.

    Brahman = the concept of supreme spirit in Hindu and a breed of bull.

    All info courtesy of Wikipedia.
  8. ARD

    ARD Member

    A writer used it, and I wanted to make sure he was right.
  9. ARD

    ARD Member

    Yeah, I checked Wikipedia. But brahma came up so often that it was still troubling. On the Pro Bull Riders site, Googling "brahma site:pbrnow.com" produced 44 pages; "brahman site:pbrnow.com" produced 25. But cattle.com seemed to clinch it: all brahman, all the time. Gotta trust someplace called cattle.com, right? :)
  10. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Guest


    Oh, nevermind.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i've never read a rodeo story that referred to what type of bull is ridden during a rodeo. that's like "saying" a football is made of pigskin in a game story.
  12. 0-fer

    0-fer Member

    I disagree, Tom. It would be closer to saying "this football is made from (insert breed of pig here) skin, but even that fails to take into account the difference in bull breeds as opposed to pig breeds. The Brahman bull has a different appearance than other breeds, and I think it's good to have a little detail.
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