23,000 Try To Stop Nickelback From Performing At Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Game
An organization in Detroit has rallied the troops, 23,000 of them in fact, to prevent Canadian pop-rockers Nickelback from performing at the Thanksgiving Day game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 24th.
Perhaps Detroit Lions' fans are worried that Nickelback's Thanksgiving performance will screw up their sex lives, after all, they were just voted as the band least likely to get you laid. The party responsible for the petition to stop the band's gig at Ford Field, which is already 23,000+ strong and counting, is being spearheaded by Change.org. The statement attached to their online petition reads:
"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."
Despite the fact that Nickelback is not the most critically acclaimed band, one thing is undeniable -- they are one of the (if not the) most successful rock bands still at it today. People are more likely to tune in for a halftime show featuring Nickelback than critically acclaimed musician and Detroit native Jack White.
If you would like to participate in the petition you can follow this link to the website, but before you do, ask yourself this -- is this really the most embarrassing thing Detroit Lions' fans have had to endure in the past decade? The 6-2 Lions finally have a team worth bragging about, but it wasn't so long ago their 0-16 outing in 2008 was the lowest point among a dismal string of losing seasons.