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  • Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival - Tee-up and Recap

    For the third consecutive year I joined Rawhide Rodeo Company in presenting Bull Riding, Bronc Riding and Barrel Racing at the Kapuskasing Lumberjack Heritage Festival in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. Kapuskasing is probably the farthest North someone wo...
  • Congratulations to the Social Media Contest Winners going to Holstein Rodeo!

    Tons and tons of entries... 120 on Facebook, 200 on Twitter with 1,725 "Ballots", watch the "Live Draw" video to learn more about this year's 2013 Holstein Rodeo Weekend presented by the Egremont Optimist Club and to watch the raffles as they happened! {...
  • Two Chances to win Holstein Rodeo Weekend Passes!

    Enter to win one of TWO (2) WEEKEND PASSES to the Holstein Rodeo Weekend by Egremont Optimist Club July 11-14, 2013 in Holstein, Ontario, Canada! 4 Days/Nights including 3 Pro Rodeo Performances featuring Rawhide Rodeo Company and the Canadian Cowgirls Pr...
  • Rockin' Your Action Sport, Motorsport, Equestrian Sport and Rodeo: Joe Scully, ProRodeo MC

    As my next summer season embarks, I begin to reflect on the diverse array of events that I have been priviledged to be a part of.   When my rodeo announcing began to take flight and I started achieving the goals I had set: an event in Texas, Profess...
  • Ontario Budget Day

    The paradigm is that Politics and Religion are taboo subjects among friends and dinner conversations. However, many of our friends and neighbours have been adversely affected by Ontario's Liberal Government, so I will share my opinion. Today is a big day ...
  • How was your April Fools Day?

    Ultrasound pics of twins, engagement ring photos, texts turning into Rick Roll'd, and more, the day of International prank-pulling was filled with jokes, gags and more in Fun.  I think Eastern Canada got the biggest gag by Mother Nature... Snow Squal...
  • I must be doing something right...I've got my own parody video!

    At the Uxbridge Horsemen's Association's 2012 Everything Equine Show I was tasked with sound for the ring all day, announcing and sound for the Bull Riding, and my favourite, play the role of Rodeo Clown as well. It's a fun challenge which I have accompli...
  • I'm forever grateful for the recognition

    The Ontario Rodeo Association presents an award annually in honour of Mick Flick, a New York State cowboy who spent a lot of time in the Ontario Rodeo Association as an avid competitor, and transitioned to also become a stoic judge. Tragically, Mick was d...
  • Buckin' Music, Rockin' Horses - Featured on #RodeoChat - March 21

    Recently my social media friend Paige Gregory asked if I would be interested in doing #rodeochat, a weekly Tweet-Up discussion with members of the Rodeo Community.  The premise was #myOFR (Ontario Finals Rodeo) and what goes into it from an announcer...
  • Fate Brought Us To Norwich This Week

    In my travels on Monday, I came across the Village Family Restaurant in Norwich, Ontario, and was intrigued by its Bull Riding Themed decor. There are PBR Posters, rodeo pics and more on display around the establishment. I thought it was pretty cool, and ...
  • Ontario Horse Racing's Race to the Finish - 5 Days to Post

    I have been crazy involved in events for the past three-consecutive weeks, and have been following as best as I can the final days of the Slots-at-Racetracks Program and the negotiations of transition funding of the tracks involved mostly on tweets. ...
  • Gloomy update on Ontario Horse Racing - it's February

    With just over 33 days to the next and final deadline on Racing in Ontario (#OntarioHorseRacing) it does not look as hot as the recent glimmers of hope had tried to foreshadow. I have written on this matter numerous times on www.JoeScully.com (...
  • Work in Sports Entertainment? Remember what's important

    The Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski is known for being a guy that speaks out and bucking the paradigm.  He recently was featured in an article in USA Today and was quoted as saying, "The problem I see in the sport is that there a...
  • An Insider's View of My Career

    In my role within the business of event production Bio's are a standard item, which read like a grocery list of bullet points.  On the rare occasion, a writer may be looking for an interesting angle while covering rodeo, and the announcer definitely ...
  • Rodeo Announcer Lessons

    On a recent trip to Wendy's, Marshall found the best prize ever at the bottom of his kid's meal... a microphone!  It kinda sounds like a kazoo when you talk in it, this entertained us for ever, until we noticed there was no one left in our section. ...
  • See my ad in this month's Canadian Horse Trader

    The Joe Scully, ProRodeo MC ad is featured on Page 18 of this month's Canadian Horsetrader.   Are you ready to enhance your action sport event? Set to leverage your brand through events? Need marketing 411? ow.ly/i/1wKxn— Joe Scully (@rodeoan...
  • Bell Lets Talk Day - $14.00 of $4.8 Million!

    February 12 brought the return of Bell Let's Talk Day, an annual promotion where Bell Canada donates 5 cents for every Tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, Text Message by a Bell Cell, Long Distance Call on the Bell Network or Facebook Share of a post. ...
  • It's Officially Clinic Season!

    With snow on the ground for about 60 percent of North America, it brings Clinic Season upon us in the North-East, as we introduce new people to our sports and competitors amp up their skills for the 2013 Season. There are four clinics that have come acro...
  • The After-After-School Special

    Throughout grade and high school, I loved French.  Like loved it.  As I date myself, I went to high school at the time that there was both Grade 13 (OAC's) and Beginner, General and Advanced classes.  I studied French from Grades 4 through ...
  • Inspiration from Twitter and the 43rd International Finals Rodeo

    While enjoying International Finals Rodeo 43 online through a web broadcast, participating in an online chat and following along on twitter, I came across a stellar tweet the exudes inspiration. Competing at his third International Finals Rodeo, Clint Th...