By Chuck Burton
College Sports Journal
LYNCHBURG, VA — A few years ago, I got to go to my first "rodeo".
In our family trip to Yellowstone park, my wife, son, and I took a long side trip to Cody, Wyoming to experience something that everyone ought to experience at least once in their lifetimes.
I remember it well – the clowns, team roping, bull riding, the works. The crowd was encouraged to participate, and you couldn't help yourself after a while: you had to, somehow, show your appreciation for the displays of ability that were going on.
I thought back on that "rodeo" a lot when I flew down to Lynchburg, Virginia to take in the Lehigh football game. It was a lot more packed than the "rodeo" I went to in Cody – there's a lot more money in Liberty University than there is in "rodeos" – but, like the show I saw in Wyoming, it wasn't just a football game, it was a spectacle.
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