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Nickelback To Play Packers/Lions Game? Not If Fans Can Help It

In all their infinite wisdom, the NFL has tabbed Nickelback to play halftime of the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving tilt with the Green Bay Packers.

Nickelback is probably the shittiest band make a major-label record in the past 20 years. All their shit sounds the same and it all sucks donkey balls. Plus, they’re a bunch of idiot poseurs. It’s kind of like when the NFL made the awesome decision to have the Black Eyed Peas play the Super Bowl halftime show. Nice choice… for people who are deaf and retarded.

I guess their selection process goes something like this.

“Hey, who is the biggest no talent bunch of losers we could get to play during halftime?”

“Let’s see, is Nickelback available?”

“Of course they are. What else would they be doing? They’re fucking terrible and no one would pay to see them so there’s no way they’re touring!”

“Perfect! Let’s sign them up!”

Well, thankfully, we’re not the only ones who consider this an outrage. Someone in Detroit has started a petition to get Nickelback booted from the halftime show. Here’s the reasoning, which we totally support.

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.

I mean, the NFL couldn’t get anyone from Detroit to play halftime? Kid Rock? Bob Seger? Jack White and one of his 17 bands? Someone from Motown?

Any would have been a better choice than Nickelback!

Go sign the petition. Save Detroit from the embarrassment and save yourself from wanting to stab yourself in the ears.

(Via The Score)

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Dickleback November 3, 2011

    The sad thing is a lot of people actually still listen to them, hard to believe but the American public is just that awful

  2. miracles November 3, 2011

    ICP is from detroit. They could get all of juggalo nation to support their lions. It might even be an improvement on their current fan base.

  3. iltarion November 3, 2011

    I don’t get all the Nickelback hate. People are too lazy to have an opinion of their own or what?

    Or is that the heavy burden of what now constitutes California cool? “I hate Nickelback. See, I’m cool! YEAH!!!”

    ICP? Seriously? You have to be coked to the gills to enjoy anything by ICP in the slightest. I think more people have offed themselves to ICP than any band in history, more than NIN.

    Actually, considering they actually have a couple tracks worth a shit, Nickelback would be a vast improvement over most their halftime shows, which usually include some performer or band that no one under the age of 30 gives a shit about.


    1. Abe Frohman November 3, 2011

      Iltarion – I generally see the point in just about all of your posts. I agree with many, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to draw a serous exception here. Nickelback does suck. I change the channel whenever I hear Chad Kroger’s voice. It’s like nails on a chalk board.

      Besides, Nickelback is from Canada, eh? Isn’t this America’s game? I’d love to see the Dead Weather or the Raconteurs rockin’ at half time. Bring on Jack White!!

  4. Buddymobile November 3, 2011

    I authentically hate Canadians and Nickelback. Anthony Kiedis is from Michigan, therefore the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be a hot ticket. Again fuck Canada and fuck Nickelback, both annoy the shit out of me. Not because it’s cool, I just hate them.

  5. Joe November 3, 2011

    finally, lions fans and packers fans can agree on something!

    even fuck face vikings fans dont like ni… oh wait, yeah… they do


    1. Savage57 November 4, 2011

      Hilarious, dude.

  6. Daaaave November 3, 2011

    Uh…all those Detroit acts you mention up there (Rock, Seger, Jack freakboy White, ICP??? (double WTF)) suck shit too soooooo…..unless Marvin Gaye can claw his way out the friggin’ ground I’d say keep quiet about all the great music over there.

  7. retirednavyync November 4, 2011

    I am a Packer fan and hey – I actually like Nickleback and have paid to see them. And for those of you bitching that the music all sounds the same it should you dumbasses. If you listen to music, all bands have their trademark sounds. As for me: I plan on NOT signing the petition and am cranking my volume up. It is after all, just music. Some like, some don’t. If you don’t like the show, get your ass in the kitchen for another plate of Turkey, or whatever you want to do –

  8. MexicanpackFan November 4, 2011

    Get a mexican band to play

  9. Phillthy November 4, 2011

    I fully ignored an article mentioning nickleback playing halftime show thinkiit was a joke.

    Illitiration – never really disagreed with you until now. If you can withstand that sound for longer then 90 seconds, you are more tolerant then I.

    Magnets, how the fuck do they work?

  10. mxz600 November 4, 2011

    Yea, Like harley davidson…How about Elton John?….lol…Kid Rock and all his plagerizing songs and music from other artist…yea…thats cool…Give it a rest, its a rock band, they’ll play 2 or 3 songs…who cares…Get over it.

  11. Rob November 4, 2011

    The NFL would put Brittany Spears in the half-time show if it meant making a shit ton of cash. Oh, wait. They already did that.

  12. Sonic Youf November 4, 2011

    Nickelback sucks a bag of dicks, shove Iggy Pop’s emaciated walking corpse on stage and poke him until he plays something from Funhouse. Everyone wins.

    Seriously though, hating Nickleback doesn’t make you a scoffing hipster, it makes you A Person With Ears who appreciates music.

  13. ToddR November 5, 2011

    Thank god for DVRs…I’ll be skipping the Halftime festivities. I see this crap as a nice payday for any ‘artist’ willing to bend over and take it from the Man. Jack White? I’m not a huge fan of his, but he’s an artist for sure. I don’t see him or anyone of his ilk playing a halftime show. But I suppose anyone needing some quick cash would consider this (Roger Daltry).

  14. bchell November 8, 2011

    So let me get this straight. Somehow Detroit is above anyone and everyone. Please!!! You all should be grateful Nickelback agreed to show up! Millions of records and sold out shows says it all? You all have just proven what idiots you really are? Detroit = Ignorant Idiots!