[Nameplate] A Few Clouds ~ 86°F  
Excessive Heat Warning
Sunday, July 24, 2016
The former Daily Statesman is now The Dexter Statesman and currently does not have an operating website.

Running with the bulls???

Posted Friday, July 10, 2009, at 7:56 AM

As I perused my morning headlines today I noticed that at least three news agencies seem to be making a big fuss out of the death of a person at the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain this week.

Is it just me or is that not really newsworthy? I mean picture this scenario...

Man travels around the world to visit Spain and run down the street alongside a 1,000 pound animal with giant horns and a bad temper, man dies...DUH!

In my opinion, the news story should have been titled "Only one dies in Pamplona."

I know the people who go do this treat it as some kind of spiritual or religious experience, but is it just me or does teasing God not sound a little crazy?


Comments
Showing comments in chronological order
[Show most recent comments first]

I myself have never understood this tradition. Everyone knows that bulls are onery critters. I have no urge whatsoever to tempt fate by running along side one of these beasts. If any of you would like to run with the bulls though I do know a few farmers with some cattle that could probably use a real good laugh at your expense, this way you would not have to travel all they way to spain. LOL

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 12:52 PM

You guys are skeerdy kats.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 1:02 PM

No not skeered I just got more brains than people who actually do this lol

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 3:23 PM

And skeered.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 4:26 PM

It is wise not to play with the bulls. Very good idea to be skeered.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 11:37 PM

ok a little skeered, them some big ole critters. The only way I wanna deal with a bull is medium rare with a baked tater on the side. Oh and some garlic bread lol. Or maybe chasing corey down the street, i would get a good laugh out of that as we all would lol.

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Sat, Jul 11, 2009, at 7:56 AM

Hoon is comfortable with the bull, because he's thrown so much of it...

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Jul 12, 2009, at 9:10 AM

Some would say that the goring of a man who chose to run with bulls is natural selection at work.

-- Posted by FJGuy on Mon, Jul 13, 2009, at 2:34 PM

Never thrown bull, but much bull poo poo!!!!!!

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Mon, Jul 13, 2009, at 7:08 PM

I think I have to side with FJGuy, people dying during the running of the bulls is natural selection. Now we need running of the lions and running of the bears.

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Tue, Jul 14, 2009, at 6:59 PM


Respond to this blog

Posting a comment requires free registration:

Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.

UCB logo
UCB logo
BBA logo
© 2016 Dexter Daily Statesman · Dexter, Missouri