"God gave me my talent and I was afraid of facing him one day if I didn't use it." ~ Jack Sorenson When the rodeo first began, the concept of clowns developed as a way to entertain spectators in between shows or events. The clowns’ role has evolved greatly since then, on the rodeo circuit today they are known as “bullfighters”. According to F.J. “Scooter” Culbertson, professional rodeo clown, bullfighter and barrelman for the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association, “Getting hit by a bull is like getting hit by a car going 20 mph. It’s not if you are going to get hurt. It’s when and how bad.” During 23 years of rodeo, Culbertson reportedly suffered 24 broken bones, three concussions, a dislocated jaw, internal injuries, and a torn-off ear.