Some Detroit Lions football fans are upset with the choice of the Canadian rock band Nickelback for the halftime show during the Thanksgiving day game against the Green Bay Packers.  There’s even been an online petition asking that the band be replaced.  I guess I’m not fully understanding the anger.  How do you feel about it?  Take an online poll here.

Comments (5)
  1. Evan says:

    I love WOMC!

    As a Detroiter I have a sense of pride about the musical history of my city. I’ve been a DJ, and a singer, and have a deep appreciation for the influence that my beloved city has had on music in the US and abroad.

    Nickelback plays passionless, canned music. Their song writing is lazy, and their silly tough-guy image seems contrived. I thought that we could find something with a little more soul for halftime in Detroit.

  2. Heather says:

    Love Love Love Nickelback!!!! I think they would be awesome! Better then the Who, don’t understand what the problem is either!

    1. Evan says:

      Nickelback wins for halftime because of their mass appeal. This is totally fine. What Jim Johnson is confused about is the backlash by Detroit Lions fans. As it turns out, most Lions fans are from metro Detroit! We come from a city full of musical innovators.

      Detroit is musically hip. Nickelback is not. Their down-home flannel clad twangy grooves reek of mediocrity at best, and flat-out lazy pandering at worst. Lets not forget that the majority of their lyrics focus on drugs and sleazy sex. These are fine subjects to write some songs about; but I’m talking about 5+ albums worth of drugs, booze, and sleazy sex, all of which have received less than glowing reviews.

      I honestly believe that Nickelback will be booed at Ford Field.

  3. alli says:

    I am from Michigan and an attending next weeks game and I can’t wait to see Nickelback at halftime!! Maybe Detroit should consider all the canadian fans that help support their sports! Rock on Nickelback…..Love the new album!!

  4. Ed Budnick says:

    I think Nickelback should perform at Ford field this coming thursday without no problems
    sorry to say their are so many anti-Canadiens in the Detroit Metro Area that just donot like anybody from over the border.

    I happen to have realtives from Calgary, Alberta and St. Basile Le Grande, Quebec and thank god for this because they are special to my family and myself even if they do live in another county.

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