06 November 2011

Nix the Nickleback

Like any party, music selection is always important. Well, Lions fans have come out in numbers to make it clear that they do not want to hear Canadian rockers Nickleback at halftime of the the team's Thanksgiving game.

An online petition claims that "The Lions ought to think about their fans before choosing such an awful band to play at halftime," and requests that the club replace the band.

With the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers coming to town while a tryptophan-addled audience tunes in from coast to coast, the Lions will look to make an impression on the field. The city of Detroit also wants to send the right message: They want the rest of us to know that they do not like Nickleback.

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Just because the last time the Lions had a 6-2, potentially 7-2, record going into Thanksgiving was 2007, and that was the last time Nickleback was actually relevant, does not mean we should give them the time of day. There is no correlation between Nickleback music and the Detroit Lions style of play. I highly doubt Chad Kreoger would be determined "dirty" by a group of his peers. Nickleback isn't the only group set to release an album by the end of 2011. Drake, Rhianna, R.E.M., and John Mayer are all in need of just as much publicity as Nickleback. And as far as the argument that the halftime show is geared toward women, there are very few artists that would appeal to the ladies as much as the aforementioned artists.

The thing that most people don't realize is that besides having below average music, Nickleback has been an inside joke of pop culture since Coldplay fell off.

In my opinion, Nickleback is the only gourp who would agree to only playing a 4 song set and not getting that much money for it. I would say that John Mayer isn't above a short set at this point, but he prolly asks for a milli a show. Bill Ford's pockets aren't that deep. Could you imagine John Mayer busting out with a cocaine-fueled guitar riff, followed by a panty dropper or two, and closing with a Jimi Hendrix cover for good measure? Sounds like success to me.


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