Lightning Postpone Unveiling

Before I even had a chance to mention that the Tampa Bay Lightning scheduled a press conference for this afternoon to unveil new uniforms, some pathetic excuse for a human forced the team to postpone it.

Just yesterday, the St. Pete Times reported that the Bolts had submitted paperwork with the league to change their uniforms. Then last night, the team had already called a press conference regarding a "major announcement concerning the organization's complete brand and business transformation."

I was really looking forward to that.

Unfortunately, a weasel hiding in his attic shot and killed two police officers this morning in St. Petersburg. By the way, if that's not enough to convince us that guns really aren't cool, just yesterday two officers were shot by a lunatic outside Seattle. And four in Detroit.

But that's a discussion for a different kind of blog. Here's what the Lightning said on their website:

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s press conference scheduled for this afternoon at the St. Pete Times Forum has been postponed indefinitely. Out of respect for those involved in an ongoing emergency situation in St. Petersburg today, the Lightning has elected not to move forward as previously scheduled.

More information will be available later today. Thank you for your consideration.

Good for them. We can wait. This isn't news today.

I'll keep on eye on future updates regarding the rescheduling of the press conference, which will probably be sooner than later. Despite no longer living in Tampa, I'm very excited to see what my team is up to.

By the way, when the Times mentioned the postponement on its website, the headline specifically said that new uniforms would be unveiled as this news conference. The team has not officially confirmed this yet.