(well…why not?)

“From the Motown Sound to the Motor City Madman, from the MC5 to Mitch Ryder, from Bob Seger to ‘Detroit Rock City,’ from Kid Rock to ‘8 Mile,’ the city of Detroit has a rich history when it comes to all kinds of rock and roll,” writes the Timmy Vulgar-snubbing Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports, expressing dismay the universally-despised Nickelback (“those seventh-generation Pearl Jammers” ) have been commissioned to perform at halftime of the Thanksgiving Packers/Lions tilt.  Full credit then, to the folks who’ve done more than merely pretend an actual Pearl Jam show wouldn’t suck just as much ; as Farrar points out, there’s an anti-Nickelback petition in the works.

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.

Indeed, the mute button is an option, as is a telegram to Roger Goodell, profusely thanking him for booking the merely generic Nickelback rather than the diabolical Jack White / ICP collaboration.