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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: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

As a Canadian, I can assure you we don't want them either.Embarassed



Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:56 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Go away.



Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:54 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

I am a HUGE Nickelback fan.  I think they are a great rock band.  I do get Detroit's point though.  They do have alot of good musicians, but don't take it out on Nickelback, they just signed up for a gig.


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Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:17 am
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Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:13 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Gotta tell ya, as a Canadian...I agree with the Lions fans!!! This so called "band" sucks. 



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:05 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Yes I can and do, write and sing better than Nickelback...and let's face it, that's not saying much
Link?? We would all like to see / hear.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2011 10:16 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

KMAN.  You've never been to Detroit have you?   If you had you know what great music comes out of the city.  You'd know that because of that, yes it's a major shame to have that band play there.  You'd also so know how much better the downtown area is getting.  You would certainly never use the words cess-pool to describe it.  Yes I can and do, write and sing better than Nickelback...and let's face it, that's not saying much.  They won band of the year...BFD.  The Grammys along with so many other award shows are a joke.  Anyone that knows the slightest bit about music knows that.  And how the team is doing has nothing to do with complaining about who plays during a game that has been a thanksgiving tradition for years.  BTW, it's not the first time in my lifetime The Lions have ever done anything.  Sure it's been a long while but did you forget about the NFC title game in 1991?    And the bottomline is, it shouldn't matter what city you're from.  If you're watching this game, you shouldn't want to see Nickelback.  They flat out suck.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2011 10:11 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Seriously?  A game this important and you're worried about who is playing at halftime?  Early betting has the Pack favored by 8 and I'm wondering what the odds makers have been smoking!  I could not care less who plays the halftime!



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:39 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

WOW - Really!.   IM sure you occupied loser out there could write and sing better. Can believe the hate. For once in your life time your team is doing something that you know you thought you'd never see and now your crying about NickleBack which by the clowns won new band of the year 1st year out. But your right that because the sux. I bet you guys don't even go to the games in that cess-pool of a city. Stay home and eat your chessypooh's bitches.  WOW  never statified.................



Wow, was this written in English? Nickleback is a prime example of how we (the US) are in the shitter in all facets, this being culturally. The same people that made Nickle back famous are the same that watch Jersey Shore, still smoke, think black acid wash jeans are rad, make at least 2 trips to Walmart a day, and are having a real hard time letting go of that rat tail or mullet.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:33 am
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

By the way. I thnk Music and bands belong at a Concert NOT at a NFL Game!


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