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Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:25 pm
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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: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Skyhawk your opinion would fall in the vast minority.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Nickelback is actually pretty awesome. I might actually watch the halftime show now.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Isn't this game in Detroit???? Get a Ted Nugent/Eminem medley goin on!!!! LOL




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

Honestly, 10-15 years from now, who's going to be thinking, "Wow, Nickelback was a great band way back when!"? The only thing unique they have going is the synthesized growly sound in the vocals that makes me want to smash the radio until I can get it turned off.  There will be a room in Hell where people are forced to listen to Nickelback as their torture for eternity.  And up until this year, you could probably say the same thing about watching the Lions . . . . .



Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

You have got to be kidding me. Be happy they still let the Lions play on Thanksgiving (and I'm a fan) and shut up. No one is going to watch the half time show your going to get up, get some grub & and a drink BS for awhile and sit back down when the 2nd half starts. Also, it is the NFL that picks the act not the Lions so there is nothing they can do about it if they wanted and I'm sure they, like most of us could care less. Must be a slow news day!



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Lions fans don't want to see or hear Nickelback

The only time people pays attention during half-time is during the Super Bowl, to watch the funny commercials and to ponder why some companies paid tons of money for that 30 seconds slots. If you're in the stadium, it's time to pay attention to your date, until the 2nd half starts of course, lol.


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