Nickelback? Step back!
Detroit Lions fans are rallying against the Canadian rockers after they were announced as the halftime band for the Thanksgiving game versus our own Green Bay Packers.
Dennis Guttman, a student at the University of Michigan, has started a petition to ask the Lions to drop Nickelback from the rock band’s scheduled appearance at the Nov. 24 game.
The petition rails against the group, asking "Does anyone even like Nickelback?"
One commenter, Eva Blankinship, said she would "rather drink bleach than listen to Nickelback and have them associated with Detroit."
As of Tuesday, Nov. 8, more than 45,000 people have signed Guttman’s online petition, and the pushback against Nickelback has drawn attention from national media outlets such as ESPN, Time and Deadspin.
Some Detroit-area rockers have even “volunteered” to step in for Nickelback.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., a rock duo, announced on its Facebook page that the group “would be willing to replace Nickelback on the Thanksgiving Day Halftime show, but we still feel the Robocop Statue is a more important enterprise that we'd rather lend our support to.”
What do you think?
Should Nickelback perform at the Packers-Lions’ Thanksgiving Day game? And if not, which band should replace them?