it's a major award
Nickelback to play Lions Thanksgiving Halftime Show
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.