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Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 3:06 p.m.

Nickelback has some video fun with Detroit Lions halftime 'controversy'

By Staff

The Detroit News reports that Canadian band Nickelback is finally responding to the uproar caused when they were tabbed to be the halftime entertainment for the Detroit Lions' nationally televised game on Thanksgiving.

The choice of the generic Canadian pop-rockers to play in city with Detroit's rich musical heritage led University of Michigan student Dennis Guttman to respond with a protest petition that caught fire online. Then, in another local connection, Ann Arbor native Mayer Hawthorne enlisted Rolling Stone's help to pitch himself as an alternative choice.

The NFL didn't budge, and Nickelback is set to play on Thursday. But the band has found some room to laugh at the whole situation with a video on the comedy website

Read the Detroit News article here, and watch the video on FunnyOrDie (NOTE: contains considerable profanity).


Jerome Blue

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 11:28 a.m.

Funny video. But really, why would any one care? Nickleback or the Lions, it's all just entertainment. Nothing to take seriously here folks, move along…

Kai Petainen

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 4:08 p.m.

all just entertainment.... that's why its filed under entertainment


Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 3:52 a.m.

I'd rather see the McKenzie brothers on the field...and a beer

Kai Petainen

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 12:04 a.m.

that's awesome. this canadian is happy. michigan people sometimes dislike canadians... and i can think of 3 reasons 1. the pipeline 2. granholm 3. canada wants a new bridge at windsor. michigan doesn't.

Kai Petainen

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 4:05 p.m.

hahhaha.... now this canadian is starting to agree with you!


Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 2:43 p.m.

No, Celine Dion is the reason we don't like Canadians. Nickelback is just adding salt on our wounds =)

Kai Petainen

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 6:39 a.m.

HA! i can appreciate a good jab back.... ha... funny stuff.

Krystal Marie

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 12:45 a.m.

Nickelback is THE reason we don't like Canadians :)


Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 11:30 p.m.

Good for them.


Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 10:58 p.m.

Funny. But they're still terrible.