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Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:25 pm
 
Nickelback (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While we all can have our own tastes in music and individually decide whether certain groups should be playing at certain halftime shows*, I think we all can agree on one indisputable fact.

Nickelback should never be allowed to play anything anywhere.

*For instance, I ripped the selection of the Black Eyed Peas to play the halftime of last season’s Super Bowl, and in turn, I was ripped in the comments section.

And that’s exactly why a dude named Dennis Guttman has put together an online petition that begs asks the Lions to not employ the Canadian rock band to play the halftime show of the Nov. 24 Thanksgiving game against the Packers.

In the petition, Guttman writes, “Detroit is home to so many great musicians and they chose Nickelback?!?!?! Does anyone even like Nickelback? Is this some sort of ploy to get people to leave their seats during halftime to spend money on alcoholic beverages and concessions? This is completely unfair to those of us who purchased tickets to the game. At least the people watching at home can mute their TVs.”

Or as another signer put it, “I don't want to be sitting around with my family and have to listen to even more annoying people.”

And really, how fair is this selection to Lions fans? For heaven's sake, they're still getting over the loss of the Booty Lounge. Haven't these people suffered enough?!?

Really, the only thing that could make the Nickelback selection somewhat palatable is if the band brought in Slash to play guitar. Or maybe not. Even using him in what turned out to be an underwhelming cameo, the Black Eyed Peas still managed to ruin halftime at the Super Bowl.

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Comments

Since: Nov 10, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 12:13 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

As a Canadian I would like to formally appologize for the existence of this band.

No, it's not my fault, but I still feel extreme shame.

Believe me, as I will be at the Lions-Packers game, I was... well... unhappy, to say the least, when I found out who was playing at the half-time show.

Anyone join me in a "BOO!" when they hit centerfield?



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 1:52 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Guess I need educated on why people dislike Nickelback and/or their music. Great football name too. [sigh!]



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:57 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

The Stooges and MC5 weren't available, apparently.

Nickelback is not very good, but this is the NFL, not an indie record store. The NFL is all about the safe, lukewarn, easily digestible, casino-buffet-food image. Why rock the boat when they can hire skilled Vaudeville comedians who know how to play it safe to make a buck?

I wish people would stop saying that so-and-so was a distaster for a Super Bowl halftime show. They all suck. Not one good Super Bowl halftime show. Janet Jackson's titty was as close as it got. Not the show, not the music or "singing" or dancing, just the titty.



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

just a few seasons ago there was talk of taking the thnksgvg game away from detroit cuz they sucked. this year they are playing better to start the season, and now their fans have a voice? who do they think they are? AMERICA'S TEAM? go Cowboys!!




Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

I'm glad the Bengals don't get coverage like the Jets, Lions or Broncos I might start hating my own team.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Nickelback=anti- hip hop.......Rock on!!!  Detroit STILL sucks!!



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Nickelback is a very good rock band. who do they want?  Diana Ross?  



Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Funny, people have netioned Kid Rock, even Gene Simmons....both of which can be found on Nickleback's video - Rockstar.  Even Ted Nuggent is in the vid...I'm pretty sure you'll hear Burn it to the Ground and the whole crowd will be rockin.  99.9% of the superbowl half-times are way below this selection.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Sure Nickelbum sucks, but what`s with Detroit thinking they`ve got such a great football team all of a sudden that they can do whatever they want.  For many years other than Barry Sanders it was usually the other team worth watching.  Half time is there to eat & drink more, not become violently ill over some bubble gum wankers. Good luck getting KISS to play halftime Lions fans. Focus on IF your team can handle the Pack. Your slamming of Ninconpoople only keeps them in the press....and as you know bad press ex 0-16 is press.  



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Was at the Lions game last Thanksgiving..Kid Rock played one song ( which was great).  All this uproar for one, possibly two songs ? It's a football game.


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