Getting on the bull is the easy part - lasting 8 seconds... it can be an eternity. But how on earth do you dismount a bucking beast gracefully? It's not like the bull stops when the bell is rang - he's just getting started.
I think the bulls are having a great time at the rodeo - wouldn't surprise me if they looked forward all year long - jumping, bucking, throwing and showing off to great applause. The bulls are the stars.
Not many people know there's a cathedral on the Strip, right next to the Encore - not a huge one, but a cathedral nonetheless. The inscription on the statue says "May the Holy Family bless our visitors and protect them on their journey homeward". It means, if you've blown all your cash, please leave.