Cowboy Monkey Rodeo

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email

 What: Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Round Rock Express

When: 7:05 p.m. Saturday, August 31

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion

Tickets: $7 to $16.50

Web: omahastormchasers.com

Yes.
Yes, that's a tiny monkey on a Border Collie.
Yes, the monkey is riding the dog like a cowboy at a rodeo.

Yes, the two – and more like them – are going to be at the Omaha Storm Chasers game on SATURDAY (August 31).

And yes – oh, most certainly yes! – I will be there to witness it in person.

Since this monumental event takes place on Saturday during the Storm Chasers' 7:05 p.m. game against the Round Rock Express I'll have to DVR the Nebraska football game. So, please, nobody text me Husker updates on Saturday. I've got cowboy monkeys to watch, and I want to go home afterward and see the Huskers take on another cowboy (of the University of Wyoming variety) without any knowledge of the outcome.

And what about those little monkeys? They belong to Tim "Wild Thang" Lepard, a former rodeo bull rider and barrel man. He's got a team of four monkeys and four dogs, and they travel the country performing night after night in front of wide-eyed audiences. The star is Charger. He rides a collie named Rock. Still with me?

Tickets to see Charger and Rock and rest of the crew – along with a baseball game, don't forget the baseball game – at Werner Park, 12356 Ball Park Way, are $7 to $16.50. You can get more Storm Chasers info at omahastormchasers.com.

Oh, and BTW, Saturday is also "Huggie Diaper Derby" night at Werner Park. I have absolutely no idea what that is, and I don't want to know. I want to be surprised. That's how I roll. That's how I live, John ... day by day. (Tell me what movie that line is from and you win a free bowl of soup.)


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