|You guys are the worst|
Yahoo - For the first time in eons, the Lions are a very exciting and competitive team, which means that football fans around the country will not be scheduling their post-Tryptophan naps to coincide with the appearance of Ford Field's home team. It's a marquee game for once, so you'd think that a tribute to some tough Detroit rock would be in order. Nope. Instead, the league has presented us with halftime entertainment in the form of the inexplicably popular proto-generic post-grunge band Nickelback. Some Lions fans have taken this to the Internet, and created a petition at change.org, begging the NFL to get the band (which is from Canada, by the way — aren't there some CFL games it could inhabit?) out of the picture: This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback? 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. The Lions ought to think about their fans before choosing such an awful band to play at halftime.
Nickelback catches a ton of shit, and pretty much all of it is deserved, I mean they really suck, the ultimate example of posers, but this I don't get.
Yea, your football team might be good for the first time since the Clinton Administration, but you're still Detroit, right? Like the city of Detroit? You realize inviting a performing artist to perform in Detroit is like trying to get a band to play in war torn Somalia, except colder, right?
Their music may suck something awful but you're just not going to attract a bigger act to Detroit, I mean, this is still the same city that recently sold an entire NFL stadium for the cost of an average three bedroom home, right? The same city that looks all depressed and bombed out, who's vibe could only be described as Russia in the fall?
I'd say just take what you can get guys and be happy your team is having a competitive regular season, worry more about your musical half-time acts when your city looks a little less pre-industrial revolution.