There are a lot of great musicians from Detroit, Bob Segar, Kid Rock, Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Madonna… but Nickleback is not one of them. So Detroiters did not act so kindly when it was announced Nickleback would perform at the annual Thanksgiving Detroit Lions game.
Fans started an online petition protesting the gig and collected 10,000 signatures in just 24-hours. After years of bad teams and a 2008 0-16 season, the Thanksgiving Classic will be competitive, as the 6-2 Lions face the undefeated Green Bay Packers. Detroit battled critics to keep their Thanksgiving game, after NFL fans rallied to rotate teams on an annual basis with a playoff contender.
With the nation watching the Lions, the petition begs the league to reconsider: “The Lions ought to think about their fans before choosing such an awful band to play at halftime.”
Besides the members of Nickelback are Canadian anyway who celebrate Thanksgiving in early October.