Couldn't make this stuff up if I wanted to...
Nickelback to play Lions Thanksgiving Halftime Show
Why do they even exist still. I'm pretty sure they are aware by now that everybody knows they have no musical ability whatsoever.
They exist because people in general are stupid, and like stupid things. Same goes for Katy Perry, the Beebz, Jerry Springer, realitiy TV, and WWF wrestling.
(Get over it...you're reading a "why Nickelback sucks" thread at work...hey, look, Avatar sized!)
I think I like Katy Perry now
they are still singing about WANTING to be rockstars in thier 9th, yes 9th, album...
kinda sums it up.
I give up.
I will finally be able to say "excuse me while i go take a nickleback" and have it actually apply to something involving the band nickleback.
also thank you portugal!
Someone go put our marketing director into a medical induced coma until Dec 1. Before he realizes they'll be right down the road.
well this would have been good....never
We are officially the most white-trash fan-base in the NFL.
Looks like I'm going to have to buy a Nickelback decal for my '93 Camaro - I'll put it next to my Calvin-pissin-on-Bears decal
It's not the Lions fault - it's the NFL and the United Way that set the halftime performer.
we can't have nice things.
Chumbawumba wasn't availalbe
The Lions could really get pumped to play the Packers with some Tubthumping
Damn. I really looking forward to going to the game... Now, not so much.
So no Creed then?
woah, woah, woah. Kid Rock is no musical genius, but how dare you put one of Detroit's own in the same sentence as Nickelback and Bieber. Kid Rock has actually produced some pretty respectable stuff.
while i agree that kid rock > nickelback, it's a pretty meaningless comparison to say kid rock is better than possibly the worst band ever. nickelback : 2008 michigan football :: kid rock : 2009 michigan football. both horrible, one is just epically horrible.
What's with all the hate?
I'm going to complain about Nickelback here too because everyone else seems to be displeased about them and I want to fit in! Rabble rabble.
if you need proof that nickelback is the worst thing to ever happen to music (pre-rebecca black), it exists
at least he made a positive contribution to music as a drummer. if we're gonna play by the gopherquest rules, then a single win knocks you out of contention for being the worst all time. nickelback has no such blemish on their record of sucking at life.
he's going deaf, give him a break. At least, that's where I think Sussudio came from.
I'm going to change the channel during halftime in a blatent effort to lower the ratings of the halftime show. I believe this is the only way to send a message to the networks and record companies that Nickelback's perplexing reign of terror must end.
That and I'll be stuffing appetizers in my mouth and drinking beer.
have a Nielsen box? If not, they won't know how much you hate Nickelback.
I'm going to encourage all (five of) my Twitter followers to do the same. It's going to be a movement! One of them has to have a Nielsen box right?
Can't Pop Evil do a song for the Lions, too? "In Ford Field," anyone?
Man, this is almost as exciting as '07, when I went to the Thanksgiving game and we got..... The GooGoo Dolls. With all the talent around here, we have to pillage Canada yet again.
If we have to pillage Canada, why are we not getting Bieber?
without Googling, but aren't GGD's from Buffalo? I hate myself for having crap liek this rolling around in my head.
No shame, careless wording on my part. I was referring to Nickelback and not GGD
/not an english major or composition expert by any stretch
Who gives a shit? Does anyone really watch the Thanksgiving Halftime show? As I said in the Pop Evil thread a while back - it's not like Wilco or Radiohead is gonna show up for the festivities.
This year... no.
However, for the last 8 years the halftime show was the best part of the game (for Lions' fans anyway)
If you live outside of the home footprint (such as southeast Wyoming), the thanksgiving day game is maybe the only time you'll get to see the Lions on teevee without an internet stream. So even though they have been awful for the last 8 years, I would always watch.
i've had the lions of tv for 4 straight weeks in san diego now. it's been glorious. i haven't seen this many lions games in the past 2 years combined.
FUCK YEAAA, the back is comin to the D!!! You guys are just hatin cuz everyone knows nickelback is the greatest rock and roll band on earth. Awww YeAAAAHhhhhhhh gonna rock out with our cocks out!!
And they say that a hero can save us
I'm not gonna stand here asnd wait
I'll hold.on to the wings of the eagles
And watch as we all fly awayyyyy
when I pretend its Denard singing those lyrics.
jesse mccartney (?) third eye blind, goo goo dolls, mariah carey, enrique iglesias and a very butchlooking john mellencamp.
like everything else NFL, this is a tone deaf, corporate schlock fest and is a good time to go take a dump
Twenty one posts about Nickleback and no one has pointed out the thread title doesn't say "OT"?
The suckage of Nickelback is always on topic.
That's how great the hatred for Nickelback is, it can make even the stingiest of OT-ist not care it's not labeled OT
"I guess Brian won't be posting that day."
Although, to tell the truth, when I finally googled them, because, well, apparently I like them, I didn't see it.
hoping some coked out lemurs would perform...
Now would be an apt time to get an #evacuateFordField hashtag or something trending in Detroit around the time of the game. It could serve to organize a mass exodus to the concourses or bathrooms or what have you.
What would be more vindicating than a completely empty stadium on national television? Besides the obvious...
It's like they're coming back from the dead. Last time I heard something Nickelback-related, they left the stage less than two full songs into a show in 2006. Why? Because the audience was throwing ROCKS at them.
Maybe the octopus tradition can be borrowed from Joe Louis and started at Ford Field...
Hold on hold on Imma let you finish, but guys Nickleback is the greatest band of all time. OF ALL TIME!
Because nothing says american holiday like a canadian band.
Good to see the Fords' incompetence is still alive and well.
Throw kid rock and pop evil on the bill just to balance it out.
Bobby Carpenter probably invited them. This what you get for having buckeyes on your team.
I thought they couldn't go any lower after they had Jesse McCartney......I was wrong
I think that since the Lions couldn't have a terrible team this year, they decided to torture their fans with a terrible halftime show.
won't be "cool" by saying this, but they really aren't that bad. Are they anything ground breaking or revolutionary? No, but there is nothing wrong with their brand of "pop" rock.
However, it is a strange booking on an American holiday.
If people would quit talking about them and listening to their music, they would go away.....
I hate all halftime shows that don't involve the MMB. No exceptions. I trace this back to the "Up with People"* Super Bowl horror in the 80's (or early 90's? I've tried to repress that memory, but just can't). I just feel bad for the fans with a$$es in the seats in Ford Field on T-giving.
Food for thought: what if the MMB covered Nickelback songs during a halftime show? By my self-proclaimed rule, I would have to love it since the MMB ejects pure gold out of their instruments.
*A quick Wikipedia check indicated 3 "Up with People" Super Bowl performances in the 70's and 80's. Wow. I completely understand that Up with People does good in the world. I just despised them as a youth during Super Bowl halftime performances.
I could care less who they have for the halftime show. I just want the lions to win. I was at the Denver game and the lions look really good live, or Denver looked really bad.
The lions are really good at beating really badly coached teams.
Being a huge packer fan, this is the one game I am most worried about, left on our remaining schedule. I dont know what it is, but you guys also come to play on thanksgiving
Except for that one year vs the Colts. What did Peyton throw? Like 6 or 7 TDs?
Don't forget 2008. When we showed up to play the Titans.....and left after the pre-game festivities. 45-10 I believe? Or the year that Joey Harrington and the Dolphins came in and threw like 3 TD's against us
or the year Tom Brady came in and dropped like a thousand points.
I vote for Black Sabbath. A little War Pigs oughta get the boys fired up.
O LORD YEAH!
Someone needs to make a hype video to 2011 Lions highlights with War Pigs in the background. Include cut shots of napalm and cold war era troops marching in Red Square. Totally fitting. #allkindsofawesome
Nickelback is awful. Poor choice.
In the 1990's, when "alternative" officially became mainstream, Clear Channel decided that you have to sound like one of five or so bands in each genre to get airplay. Nickelback made the cut, and got tons of airplay and promotion.
When you don't have much of a moral or musical compass, and you are being told "just keep doing what you are doing and you will be rich and famous," it's really hard for most bands to say "no."
So, don't blame Nickelback for doing what most people would do in their situation, blame Clear Channel for using their power to turn mainstream radio into a flatulence joke.
I voted for a White Stripes reunion so we could have 7NA live. Alas, guess my voice wasn't heard.
You can't do a reunion of a band that's been disbanded for less than a year...
Bob Segar wouldn't be bad and he's a local guy.
Bob Seger thinks Bob Segar sucks.
Well, at least we'll have a clear scapegoat if they lose.
Is that they're named for a kind of defensive back. FOOTBALL!
Clearly some sort of savage focus group corporate think was at play here. Some sort of intersection of Rust Belt football, the almighty dollar, and fan consciousness had combined to pull Nickelback out of the bowels of hell to play the halftime show, in Detroit, on Thanksgiving. What's next, ICP?
pound more food at halftime.