8. Bull Riders
Even if any cowboy doesn’t tell you that bull riding is the most dangerous sports in any rodeo event, it’s all there for everyone to see. Ranked has America’s first extreme sports, bull riding isn’t for the faint-hearted. Known to be the ultimate test of courage for cowboys, bull riding is undoubtedly the “most dangerous 8 seconds in sports.” That’s because 8 seconds is the minimum time that a professional bull rider, using one hand to grip his rope and without touching the bull or himself with the other hand, must cling on to a bull to complete what can be considered as a successful ride.
It’s always in the hope of the rider, fans and other stakeholders involved that the angry bull doesn’t throw the rider off before crushing his skull on the ground. Bull riding might be exhilarating, but it’s engulfed with danger. Winning bull riding contests consistently will obviously make the rider wealthy, but losing badly, even once, could cripple the rider for life or maybe cut short his life.