Garth Brooks Concert Cancelled For NHL Playoffs in Tampa
by David Volk

News Item:

The scheduling of the NHL's Stanley Cup Final is prompting Garth Brooks to cancel three shows set for Tampa next weekend.

With the Tampa Bay Lightning making the finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, the NHL and NBC slated Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at Tampa's Amalie Arena — the same day Brooks had two concerts scheduled for the same venue.

Yes, I know, this is old news, but it's still worth mentioning because it's a sign that the end is near.

There are those who would say a Garth Brooks concert alone is one of the signs, but I disagree.

No, I believe an NHL championship in Florida goes against the forces of nature because, well, because the NHL is the governing body for professional hockey, and I'm not talking field hockey, either. I'm talking about ice hockey.

As any self-respecting Canadian or Chicagoan will tell you, ice hockey is played in the winter where there's skate on, not to put in your drinks. If you don't have ice in the winter, you shouldn't be allowed to play in an ice hockey championship ever.

Granted, having grown up in Florida, I know that the inside temperature of many buildings are so over air-conditioned that icicles could grow from your nose, but you can't really skate on that, so it doesn't really count.

Which is why this is today's proof that the end is coming....