Hook’s Slappy Reading: September 24
There is a reason death is mentioned five times in the pro bull rider’s liability waiver. Moraes has broken legs, arms, collarbone, ribs, nose, He has torn muscles and tendons. “I got gored in the belly once,” he says. “I had facial reconstruction on my eye socket.” He has had major surgery nine times. Coping with pain is not only necessary but crucial to success.
—The New York Times Sports Magazine, September 2007, Page 16, “Yippee Kay Oof!”