Detroit Lions Fans Petition Against Nickelback Playing During Halftime of the Annual Thanksgiving Game

Can you really blame them?

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Are you excited about seeing Nickelback play during halftime of the annual Thanksgiving game this year? No, you say? Well then, fans of the Detroit Lions have got a treat for you! In order to try and force the Lions to reconsider their options—what, Slaughterhouse isn't available on Turkey Day, guys?—Lions fans have started up a petition. Here's why they've done it:

"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."

Much as we love "Rockstar," "Gotta Be Somebody," and, of course, "Photograph" (kidding!), we've gotta agree. Ayo, Paul: Can you please provide these people with someone they'll appreciate? [via Detroit Free Press]

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