Playing fantasy rodeo is great way to add an extra level of excitement to your regular rodeo or bull riding experience. For new fans it's a great way to really learn the nuances of the sport and for seasoned fans it's a great way to really involve yourself and become more than just a spectator.
What is Fantasy Rodeo?
Fantasy rodeo or bull riding works the same as it does in other sports. It is basically a game that is played by watching rodeo and bull riding and trying to pick who you think will do best in the event. Players complete against each other by picking a 'team' (in rodeo terms a team is just a selection of various competitors and/or livestock). That team will determine your results based off of the real world competition of your picks. Points are rewarded for how well your team did versus the teams of other players.
How to Play
While each game may have its own specific rules or regulations, the basics remain the same. Players usually select a set combination of riders and livestock (bulls for instance in fantasy bull riding) that will form their team roster for a particular event. After the event is completed points are rewarded for how well each of the player picks did in real world competition. The player who picked the best combination of competitors and ends with the most points wins.
Where to Play
- Ultimate PBR Fantasy – The official fantasy bull riding game of the PBR. Free to play but you have to sign up to be a TeamPBR Member.
- ProFantasy Rodeo – The official fantasy rodeo game of the PRCA. This website has free and money games but hasn't started its new season yet.
- Royal Fantasy Rodeo – Offers fantasy rodeo in conjunction with the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City.
(Disclaimer: The above information is provided for informational purposes only. About.com and the rodeo guide do not endorse any of the sites mentioned above and accept no responsibility if you decide to purchase or play on these websites. Proceed at your own risk.)
Tips, Hints and Advice
- Don't always pick the hottest contestant going. For one they will cost you the most (in terms of salary or points) instead try and go for those contestants who can knock of the top person and will still have a good showing at the event.
- Pay attention to the draw. If a rider had a bull or bucking horse has been scoring high and fits his cowboy’s riding style, it’s a good bet that the horse and cowboy will score high.
- Every Wednesday (starting February 25th) I will post my picks for the Ultimate PBR Fantasy game and offer suggestions and advice based on how I see the event going that weekend.