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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 1, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Tebow > Matt Millen > Nickelback >= Gregg Doyle.

And bring back 'Another Lions first down!"




Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

dud not a huge nickelback fan but this is one of the best video's ever.



the NFL could do worse



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Hey I'm from Alberta, birthplace of Nickelback, and I take no offence to anybody that doesn't like that band. Every song sounds the same, I thought the album was one 40 minute song. Zero originality. They have maybe 2-3 songs that don't make me want to nibble on the barrel of a shotgun when they're on the radio. Detroit is the birthplace of Motown, has tons of high quality rappers and all kind of talent. Find the homegrown and lend it the support it deserves.



Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

No offense meant to Canadians, but why are we hiring a band from another country when we're in one of the worst economic periods in U.S. history?  Detroit, of all cities, got hit hardest by this...  They should know better!  



Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Listen to the songs Someday and How You Remind Me at the same time (there's a video on youtube).  The two songs sound EXACTLY the same when played at the same time.  Basically, this band is awful.  Their drummer is horrendous, their guitarists only know how to play basic chords, their bassist is weak, and their vocalist has NO range.  They had rocks thrown at them in Portugal they are so bad, sign the petition! 



Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:34 pm
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:23 pm
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Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Nickelback is the worst kind of d-bag, frat boy, wuss rock.  I'd hardly even put in the rock genre as there's nothing hard or tough about those guys.  Hell even their own country doesn't want to listen to them!  Winnipeg petetioned the NHL to NOT have them play at its Face-Off Festival.



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Actually, anybody who understands the difference between quality music and new age trash would be up in arms over this. Seriously, those guys are terrible



Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Anyone that knows music in general and likes all kinds, knows that this band can jam with the best of them. Nickelback freakin rocks and anyone that says otherwise hasn't ever seriously listened to them. Do they show the halftime show on TV, I don't know if I was at the game and heard they were playing I'd be pumped. Kid Rock obviously had other plans as you would think they asked him first anyways, plus bands hardly ever play except at the superbowl, so this is a bonus for the fans to hear a jammin band!


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