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'It's probably one of the greatest races the PBR has ever seen'

Updated: October 23, 2009, 12:00 PM ET
By Ty Murray | Special to ESPN.com

The wreck involving Ryan Dirteater was horrible.

But what's starting to become a problem is that more and more guys are getting their spurs hung up in their bull ropes.

I had a long career and rode over 8,000 animals, and I never had that happen to me. I never had a spur rowel get hung in my rope like that, but I did have a flank half-hitch around the shank of my spur one time.

I think the reason we're seeing this happen is that guys, as I did, like loose-braided ropes to the ...

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