Raise your hand if you are so opposed to cold weather that you are already looking forward to spring. Okay...well, I see a couple in the back.

I say this to remind you that maybe planning for the springtime might be a good idea for one specific reason...right now, anyway. And if you're a big rodeo fan, you'll want to pay close attention. (Honestly, even if you're not, this is always a blast.)

Professional Bull Riders will make their return to the tri-state on May 28th, 2022 with a performance at the Ford Center in Evansville.

I have seen quite a few rodeos in my time--most of them out west--and it's as exciting as it gets. If you're a big fan, too, then I'm preaching to the choir. But yes, most of my cousins participated in rodeos when we were all kids, and every time we'd go out there, there was one to attend in either Silver City or Las Cruces, both in New Mexico.

But the rodeo action we get here in the tri-state is no less thrilling. And BULL RIDING just amps it up a couple of notches.

The Ford Center posted the following on its Facebook page:

"PBR Touring Pro Division is kicking off their season at the Ford Center May 28th! Now through Thursday use code SHOE to grab your tickets early AND receive $5 off your ticket. Tickets start at just $23 and are available at Ticketmaster.com."

See? How reasonable is that? It's like going to a zoo. All that fun for very little money. And the PBR Touring Pro Division is top of the line.

Based in Colorado, the PBR has been an organized event for nearly 30 years and has been a fixture of weekend sports programming on CBS for almost a decade. And if you've never been, you can start making plans now.

You won't be disappointed.

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