Serious rodeo fans, who know of Flying "U" Rodeo Company and Cotton Rosser, have lost a great cowboy. Cotton died yesterday at age 93. I met him, and worked in the arena for him, back in the early 90's. He was a real Showman and kept a rodeo going. One time, during a PRCA rodeo, he had me take the Dodge Ram truck into the arena to set up barrels for barrel racing. After the event ended, I went back in the arena and picked them up. The arena gate was pretty narrow, but I was able to get the truck inside the arena without breaking either side mirror (thank God). Cotton was remembered last night at the Reno Rodeo. A video of rodeo announcer Bob Tallman interviewing him was shown as was a picture of Cotton holding his baby grandson and Cotton's son, Reno. Reno rode around the arena leading Cotton's horse beside him. Cotton's white Silverbelly hat, boots and chaps were on the horse. Really brought tears to my eyes. I introduced my wife to Cotton back in 2000. His daughter, Cindy Rosser, will be inducted into the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame next month and we will see her then.