Four Insane Questions with Professional Bull Rider Bob Mitchell
Hooray–who–yay, Motherfucker. If watching bull riders launch into the air is your thing, listen up. The 2022 PBR Team Series Outlaw Days arrives at the T-Mobile Center this weekend. The Kansas City Outlaws are hosting their first homestand Aug. 5-7.
Missourian Bob Mitchell, who won the coveted PBR Rookie of the Year in May, will take on his cowboy cohorts.
In his short professional career, the 19-year-old sensation has racked up some pretty impressive stats, including 41 complete outings in 124 attempts (those are pretty stellar numbers for a rookie). He gets knocked down, but he gets up.
We caught up with the athlete to ask him our series of insipid questions. Needless to say he was a good player.
The pitch: If you could only order one thing in a restaurant for the rest of eternity, what would it be?
Bob Mitchell: This is a difficult question. I like lots of different foods and I eat just about anything. If I could only have one meal for the rest of my life, it would be just some good old nachos loaded with any Mexican joint. I never need a menu in Mexican restaurants.
What’s the weirdest bull riding dream you’ve ever had?
One of my most common dreams, whether in sleep or just during the day, would be to ride the old Bruiser. [Editor note: Bruiser was both a wildly famous and wildly vicious American bucking bull who died this past May.] Too bad I won’t have this opportunity. I don’t know if this dream would really be considered weird or not, but it’s the dream that comes to mind.
Name a movie star you could successfully teach the art of bull riding.
I should go with Ms. Jennifer Aniston. And you’re probably thinking I’d choose her just because of her looks and, well, you’d be 100% right.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
When I was a kid, my brother taught me to ride, and while all the other kids were using butterfly wraps, my brother wouldn’t let me. He always told me, “If you’re too scared to wrap up, you don’t need to ride bulls!”
Bounty 5e Question: When it comes to mutton chops, how long is too long?
Shoot, I’m not sure there is too long a length. If I could, I would grow this Yosemite Sam stache. I think I could pull it off.