Of all the things Detriot Lions fans have to be thankful for (A 6-2 record, an inspiring head coach, the best wide receiver in football), being graced by the bro-rock of Canada's Nickelback on their annual Thanksgiving showdown is not one of them. Lions faithful are repulsed, in fact. When your team escapes being the running joke of the NFL after essentially decades, you deserve a little something better, right?
According to Yahoo!'s Shutdown Corner blog, Lions fans are outspokenly appalled by Nickelback's planned halftime performance during the Lions-Packers Turkey Day matchup at Ford Field. So much so, that many of them have taken to change.org to petition against the band's presence. One user cried out, "This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback? The Lions ought to think about their fans before choosing such an awful band to play at halftime."
It's bad enough that Detriot, a goldmine of rock n' roll history, doesn't even get to feature one of their own beloved sons for one of the year's biggest sporting events. It's even worse that they get Nickelback instead. Can these internet petitions put an end to this grunge-rock travesty? Probably not. But please, join the movement and stand up for what's right.