CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 16: Frank Rhink locks a gate outside the home of the Chicago Blackhawks NHL team, the United Center, just moments after the NHL season was canceled February 16, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. The 2004-2005 National Hockey League season was canceled due to the owners and players failing to reach a labor agreement. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Well, here we are, folks. NHL Lockout 2012 is ready to roll, now that the 2005 NHL CBA has expired, and the two sides have failed to reach agreement on how to divide up the ever-growing pile of cash that fans and corporate sponsors have brought them in recent years.
There will be time for long diatribes, analysis, and coverage of breaking news, but for now, I just have a musical message for the two sides.
- This goes out to the owners, who are making the laughable claim that costs are spiraling out of control.
- It goes to the players, who base their proposals on the notion that they know how to run the league better than the owners do, and that the surge in revenue from the last couple years will keep on coming.
Just replace the word "girl" with "game" and it works perfectly:
I really wanted to post the NSFW version on here, but Bride of Forechecker talked me out of it.