If you smell the whiff of manure around Madison Square Garden this weekend, you can rest assured it isn't just the Knicks—Professional Bull Riding (PBR) has returned to MSG!

It's one of the most important weekends of the year for the sport, in which riders attempt to stay on the bull for eight seconds without allowing their free hand to touch the animal. You can see all the other info about the event, which is happening Saturday and Sunday, here.

In case you're a rodeo enthusiast (or John Slattery) and can't make it down there, we stopped by Friday to check out all the riders, animals, and denim-clad superfans with matching bolo ties. Click through to get a taste of the action.