Sports fans hate on Nickelback... again
November 3rd, 2011
05:23 PM ET

Sports fans hate on Nickelback... again

It seems Nickelback’s nasally rock ballads just don’t sit well with sports fans.

Supporters of the Detroit Lions are the latest to protest a possible performance by the Canadian band. (The Winnipeg Free Press published an open letter to the National Hockey League in August when word spread that Nickelback would play at its Face-Off festival.)

The band is reportedly slated to perform during halftime at Ford Field, when the Lions take on the Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving Day. But a whole lot of Lions fans/Nickelback haters have signed an online petition begging the National Football League to reconsider.

As of the time of this post on Thursday, more than 9,500 people had signed the virtual petition, citing:

“This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with 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.”

One person who signed the petition wrote, “I'd rather drink bleach than listen to Nickelback and have them associated with Detroit.”

And here’s a fun fact: Nickelback is one of the worst bands you can admit to liking on a first date, according to a U.K. dating site.

But any press is good press, right? Nickelback’s new album, “Here and Now,” drops November 21.

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  6. jim

    Please, please Americans do not bash Canada.....try to look at him as your pesky little brother (with a much larger penis)

    February 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzy

    Canada needs to just shut the F up and do what that US tells them! Canada is the US's bi*ch after all!

    February 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ChrisK

    my favourite thing about all the anti-canadian posters saying all we ever did was hockey and we should play a real sport must have no idea not only is national sprt is Lacross, but a Canadian invented basketball and Steve Nash (2time league MVP holder) is also Canadian. We also invented such things as *drumroll*...
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    November 9, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rey

    Nickle does truely suck, and mean that with all fiber of my being. who cares that they're canadian. BTW one fo my favorite bands is from Canada, Skinny Puppy. i also like the fancy ham we put on pizza, Canadian bacon. but i don't blame detriot one bit ... Nicklecrap is an aweful band.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. Kim

    Nickelback Sucks!

    November 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe from GR

    First off, Detroit hasn't been a rock and roll city for nearly 30 year. Now, it is more known for it's rap artists.

    Second. The last few superbowl half time shows can be classified as geriatrics on parade. Those groups, with the exception of the black eyed peas, have not written a hit song in several decades. And worst of all the acts chosen for the superbowl are barely relevant to todays music industry and can only sell greatest his albums.

    Third. Compared to most of the overproduced garbage out there nickelback is actually a decent band. And they actually sing and play their own instruments. You may not appreciate their music, but I for one do. I would challenge anybody who says they are terrible to write a song would chart or receive as much replay value as a nickelback song.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ballson Chinn

    At least it's not Coldplay.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Rock

    weak musicians anyway – enjoy your imminent obscurity

    November 7, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. mike

    Well, let's see...

    Nickelback sucks.
    Detroit sucks.

    What's the problem? Makes sense to me.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. YouPeopleSuck


    1- NickelHack = sucks.
    2 – Detroit, sucks.
    3 -College football (esp. PENN STATE and LSU), sucks, big time.
    4 – George Bush? He sucks.
    5 – 90s music. Oh yeah, that sucks hard.
    6- U.S. Govt, Wall St, The Fed, Hedge Funds : yes sir... SUCKS.
    7 – Reality TV? Sucky sucky, sucks.
    8- Texas. Sucks, podner.
    9- 75% of the world population, sucks.
    10- These polls/comment posters: All of you, suck it deep.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  16. Teresa-Fargo

    I would be more upset about Madonna being the halftime show at the Superbowl! I would like to see Kid Rock and Eminem do the Thanksgiving game. Why were they not even considered? It's their hometown!

    November 7, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  17. CFK

    Nasally??? Really? Has this guy even listened to Nickelback? Not a huge fan but don't hate them....but Kroeger is anything but nasally!!! Growlly....sure....but Tom Petty is nasally!! and I love Tom Petty!

    November 7, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  18. CJP

    Nickelback really isn't that bad (or even that bad of an influence). Think of what a bad influence in joke the rap music industry with its guns and violence and copious use of the 'N' word. It promotes racism, black on black violence, violence against women and the whole victim mentality in the African American community. (I would have become a rap singer myself but the problem is that I don't know how to use a gun properly).

    November 7, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      So Nickelback doesn't suck, because of gangsta rap?

      Say what now???

      Disregarding your silly tangent for now, no, you're wrong, Nickelback is horrible. Awful. It's got nothing to do with influence, though heaven forbid they actually musically influence anyone to create any more such artless and soulless drivel.

      Nickelback is the Wal-Mart of rock music.
      The Toyota Camry of rock music.
      The frozen pizza of rock music.

      They represent everything bland and boring and unoriginal, and while I'm typically pretty accepting of peoples' tastes, I just can't accept anyone appreciating Nickelback. It is impossible to like their music and have anything resembling good taste.

      November 7, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  19. CJP

    No need to bash Canadians. They are absolutely great neighbors. Good thing the neighbor to the north is not some whacked out screwed up nation like North Korea or Afghanistan or Iraq or Iran or Syria or some other poor excuse for a nation!

    November 7, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  20. Laureth

    I've found that people either love Nickelback or outright despise them. There's no middle ground. I love them. I think Detroit needs to get over themselves. After the way their team has played for the past few years, they should be grateful any band wants to play during the halftime of one of their games. I was excited for them because they were doing so well this year, but now, I hope the Lions choke.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  21. Albert911emt

    The Headline: "Fans hate on Nickelback"

    Fans? That word; I do not think it means what you think it means.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  22. Super-D

    Who would they rather have associated with Detroit? Ted Nugent? Kid Rock? Eminem? They all suck. Nickelback may not be the greatest rock band ever, but they're way better than most acts from Detroit.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  23. Canuck12

    Wait, there's people still living in Detroit? The Hemmroid on the Anus States of Hysteria?

    November 7, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  24. NWO BASHIN Nickleback


    November 7, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  25. Cruz

    November 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Americans are Ignorant

    Same old story...Dumb Americans think they are the best at everything. Canada has produced many great bands that even you nitwit Americans can appreciate. The tragically hip, The guess who, Blue rodeo, Barenaked Ladies just to name a few. Oh BTW, to the people who are going on about American hockey teams being better than Canadian ones. WHERE DO YOU THINK ALL OF YOUR HOCKEY PLAYERS COME FROM? You guessed it, CANADA! Americans are so clueless!

    November 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  27. 5centsback

    LOL! The DO SUCK!
    And, I'm a rock fan, not a Billy Bob.

    November 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Todd A

    Nickleback isn't a bad band at all. There are plenty of canadian bands that do suck. Rush is at the top of the list.

    November 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Rush indeed is horrid. But to say Nickelback is ok in the same breath is absurd. At least Rush was original...sucky, but original. Nickelback isn't even original.

      November 7, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  29. Cheefusury

    I wouldn't worry too much about what the US citizens say about our Canadian band, Nickelback. Most americans can't even locate Canada on a map.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd A

      You do realize that Canadians are Americans too?

      If you're speaking of US citizens, maybe the people from Michigan don;t know where Canada is, but most of the rest of us do.

      November 6, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Most Canadians can't find Canada on a map.

      November 7, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  30. David Barnes

    Perhaps the only thing in common among all the people at a football game is that they all like to watch football. Some will like rock music, some will like country, . . . . some might like Stravinski? . . . . There are always plenty of people who don't care much about the musical act at a football game. Maybe we should just go back to having marching bands and cheerleaders. What law says you've got to have a rock band, anyway?

    November 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  31. WeAreBetter

    Why Canada is better than the U.S:

    1) Lower crime
    2) Cleaner environment
    3) Better overall healthcare system
    4) Friendlier more giving people
    5) Less poverty
    6) No George W. Bush
    7) Less racial tension
    8) Better economy (currently)
    9) More natural resources for its population
    10)Better public education system (Canadians do
    better on your SAT scores)
    11)Quality of life indicator- U.N etc rank Canada
    12) stronger housing market
    13) Less money wasted on an unnecessary war.
    14) Suck it America!!!

    November 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  32. KWDragon

    I LOVE Nickelback. There. I said it. I love Nickelback, and I am psyched about their new album dropping at the end of the month. And I am a Lions fan, which used to be a lot more embarrassing, but I always loved them. So all you haters-STEP OFF! Love my Lions and love my band!

    November 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jimbob

    screw Detroit! With millions of albums sold, Nickelback, is a shot in the arm for some current music. Their focus is on humor and entendre – "sucker in her mouth" cracks me up every time I hear it. Maybe, NB could schedule a concert over superbowl weekend, There won't be any teams from Detroit playing that night...

    November 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Mr Canadian

    I am a canadian and i must say i HATE HOCKEY and I HATE NICKLEBACK. americans but they are right up there with hockey and nickleback. i am not proud of being a canadian...been around the world and i must say both canadians and americans are annoying, rude, ego manics with lower than average IQ's... hockey is a boring sport to watch. oh yes constant high speed action right? NO. same action for 3 long hours and dominated by 18 year old kids with no education. takke a look at any current hockey player and you see nothing players go from high school to NHL with a short stint in some stupid junior league. at least in baseball you need to be mature to play the game at the MLB level. no 18 year old children on that field. i live about 3 hours from where nickelback started. they suck and everytime their song comes on i quickly turn off the radio. lead singer sounds like kermit the frog on crack!!

    November 6, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  35. thanksgivingnfl

    halftime shows in general, suck. i'm sure nickelback has good songs most people would like, but either they won't play them or someone won't let them. most all tvs were muted for black eyed peas. that's why we have dvrs. to replay 1 out of 50 commercials that's actually funny, and not done by medicated overpaid morons with degrees, or to count how many times the refs make their agenda more important than the actual game people paid to watch, and to crank the nickelback halftime show when grandma, grandpa, and auntie have left the house.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  36. Chevontez

    While I absolutely cannot stand Nickelback, I think this is a bit extreme and disrespectful. It's a half time show and nobody is paying any extra for Nickelback to be there. Either change the channel, or get a beer if you don't want to watch the performance.

    November 6, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  37. Brian

    You know the world is getting stupider when mainstream journalists have adopted the practice of adding unnecessary words like 'on' in "hate on Nickelback" in their works. Come on. It's sports fans HATE Nickelback. This trend is brought to you by the people who ask for 50 cent instead of cents or who axe you a question...

    November 6, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  38. NBFAN

    Watch video. Read the lyric's. Then tell me truthfully that you hate NB.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  39. Chad

    If you become a movie star or a recording artist or tv star or any public figure with any international appeal, the first thing you do is LEAVE CANADA. Jon Stewart, William Shatner, Mike Myers, Alan Thicke, the list goes on. When you lose your fame, back to the freezer. HAHAHAHAHA

    November 6, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  40. Megan

    Go Nickleback, I think you're great!

    November 6, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  41. BumRush

    Nickelback is a great band. Because they are not drug addicts and sleep around, nobody likes them. Too bad. Their music is great, you can sing along to the lyrics (yes, you can understand 'em) and they play their own instruments. If you are not half naked and a drug addict people just don't like you. They don't have a clue how great this band iz.

    November 6, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  42. gary

    Huh? What's people's problem with NB? I love NB. I might even watch this whatever-it-is stupid sporting event just for the benefit of seeing NB in concert again. (oooo does that mean I'm a hater too???)

    November 6, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  43. j0eschm0e

    they play n.b. wayyy too many times a day on my local radio. I cant get away from them. I hate n.b. and his face is ugly as his voice. the songs all sound the same....ANNOYING. i dont have to buy thier cd, they play it too much on the radio. ive heard thier music so much I want to vomit. I have to change the station so much Im sick it and them

    November 6, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  44. jer

    Every time you listen to a Nickelback song, a kitten dies...

    November 6, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  45. Rose

    I love Nicklback

    November 5, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  46. john swanson

    By the way what the hell is HOCKY?A sport from MEXICO?There is only one AMERICAN sport and that is FOOT BALL.,and not kick ball from MEXICO.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  47. LMac

    I'm Canadian and embarassed that Nickelback are too! THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Matt C

    Tim "The Tool Man Tayloir" would not be pleased if Nickelback played during the LIons Thanksgiving day game maybe he should accidently turn out the power in the stadium again then we won't have to listen to them.

    November 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Cannorth

    Save your anger for when China invades North America. The music industry is all about money, crap sells and we all buy into it, so we all suck. They don't want Nickelback they can have listen to something different. I'm Canadian, and I love you all.

    November 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  50. ComedyBoot

    Darn good thing the Americans love their hockey teams this much, maybe they can all share an ice rink together when they tank their economy for good and have nowhere to live. Go USA... show the world you're great at hockey – because you've already proven that you are fantastic at destorying absolutely everything else you were once known to be great at!!!

    November 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Dr. Brad

    I've said for years that Nickleback was the world's most over-rated band, along with Chad Kroeger's little mini-me band Theory Of A Dead Man (I call them Theory Of A Nickle Dead Back Man). And if I hear another 'new' song from Chad whining how hard it is being a 'rock star ', I'm going to throw up all over my shoes!!

    November 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Beeker

    I'd rather have a colonoscopy performed with a live rattlesnake than sit through a halftime show performed by Nickleback.

    November 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  53. JJ Carrier

    The man they call Reveen!

    November 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Hockey

    News Flash!!! Cory Trevor Sucks!!!

    November 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jackson Chambers

    Nickle Back sounds like they are taking a strenuous crap in every song they sing.

    November 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Melissa

    The Toucher & Rich show on Boston sports radio did a segment on Friday morning about the Nickleback issue and how downright formulaic and awful the music is. They even placed two Nickleback songs over each other – and right down to the beat for key changes they were EXACTLY the same.

    It was downright creepy.

    November 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  57. BBK


    November 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  58. CanadianGirl53

    We are proud to have Nickelback in Canada!! The last concert of their tour in 2010 in Vancouver was the best concert I have ever been to they played for over 2.5 hours and everyone was on their feet all night!! "Burn It To The Ground"" and Rock Star!! Awesome!!!

    November 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  59. redmaddox

    Every time a Nickelback song is played, a kitten dies. I like kittens, but I can't eat a whole one.

    November 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  60. nateD2000

    Lol!! Its awesome because Nickleback do indeed blow goats.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  61. victor

    Funny this debate since hockey is the Canadian sport it's cute watching the Americans try to associate themselves with it. Hey losers, you have BASEBALL HAHAHAHHAHHAHAH...the most exciting sport in the world. What really matters is how badly the average non-pro American would get kicked if they played the average Canadian at hockey, not how pro-sports teams how purchase players from the international market. We grow up on it, you just dabble.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  62. slupdawg

    Every time a Nickleback song plays, baby Jesus cries and the terrorists win. If you can't make Detroit audiences happy, then you're no longer playing Rock and Roll, whatever passes for that nowadays.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Tom Hartman

    Detroit? Just have a good Motown act show up....oh wait..that's right...there aren't any anymore...

    November 5, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  64. Ambrose Smith

    These anti Canadian comments only proves that a lot of Americans like to trash other countries just because it's what they do. NO matter the country.

    By the way, I am born and raided in the USA and have a U.S. History degree. I am proud of the USA but wouldn't trash Canada. They are the best neighbors we could have. On another note: I am no fan of Nickelback but I would take them over Detroit native Kid Rock anyday.

    November 5, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  65. Coffee0316

    I think most comments are missing the subject that NB is a three chord band that is subject to harsh opinion. Taking that a step further most top 40 bands/musicians are hacks. They do not write there own music, use classic songs riffs, add a drum beat and a stupid rap and think that they are talented. It is not about talent it is about sales. Great band from US that should play Godsmack.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  66. Thom

    I am not a Nickelback fan, although they have done some songs I think are okay. However, If I was a member of Nickelback, I wouldn't want to be associated with Detroit. It's an unfriendly, dingy, industrial ghetto town. If they nuked the place, I wouldn't get bent out of shape at all.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  67. sm938

    FACT: People who like Nickelback are the same people who like 80s hair bands.

    November 5, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |

    last i heard, detroit was a rotting town with abandoned houses as far as the eye can see. I agree NB really do suck however, think of all the booze, hotdogs, greasy popcorn and fat ass burgers that will be sold once the seats clear. Not only will it help your sorry ass dying economy it will also make y'all even fatter then you are now. oh and please apologize for American idol.

    November 5, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  69. Creed Aint worth a Nickleback

    I don't have issues with Canada, or Detroit. One of my favorite bands is from Canada, I am not. While this whole string of bickering is hilarious to read, It's obvious from the article that this isn't about resentment towards our northern neighbor, but about one of the worst rock bands in this decade of music. So they are canadian, big deal. Once upon a time less than a decade ago, there was another band that damned our ears, and the horse it rode on was named CREED. They were from the States. The point is here folks is, we got to get these two bands to play in the same venue, and hopefully they will both see just how god awful they are, and implode.

    November 5, 2011 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  70. Chrissy

    Ok...let's have a little history lesson here. Celine Dion does not consider herself to now,or have ever been a Canadian. Although she was born in Quebec her family tree is a long line of separatist who never quite got over loosing the Battle at the Plains of Abraham. (English versus the French) and has said on many occasions she is not Canadian but is Quebecois. Canadians are no more maple syrup and back bacon then Americans are corn dogs and apple pie.
    Justin Beiber is a kid cut him some slack. Besides...where did the Osmond Brothers come wasn't Canada.
    Oh and whoever voiceofreason is he/she is not a true representation of an American and should quit posting. Some of my best friends are from the US....ok as for the band NickleBack....they stink. End of lesson

    November 4, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playjojo

      Celine Dion is THE GREATEST SINGER IN THE WORLD!!!! Just ask her, she'll tell you. Ugh. As for the article? That's cold people. I don't know the band, but jeez, you let Janet Jackson, and I can't think right now, but there have been others I've said what the h*ll!

      November 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  71. DN3

    I don't know what it is, but I really can't stand the phrase 'hate on'. It sounds so tweenie...

    November 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Ken

    I am Canadian & I'm proud to say NICKELBACK SUCKS!!! I also offer my apologies to the world for this lame ass cover band who has 1 original song that's repeated over and over again on all it's albums catering to Top 40 schmaltz.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  73. brad


    November 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Guest

    Thanksgiving is a completely American holiday, and they choose a band from Canada to represent the Thanksgiving Day game?

    November 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |

    Well being from michigan and a guitar player i could think of many bands that i would rather see but they got the gig and props to them for that and my girlfriend likes them and now i know i can watch the game and she will enjoy it with me

    November 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  76. 66Biker

    I don't hate Nickleback. I just think they suck.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Saxxon

    Nickelback should play every weekend in Detroit to shut those whiners up.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  78. shannon in Detroit

    The signatures to protest this were gotten by promises of beer and pizza for rest of the school year... go figure

    November 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  79. We live next to Idiots

    All these Americans who are acting superior, you are towards the bottom in the world in test scores, and despite paying the most money, you have the 38th life expectancy. So we'll be playing hockey, and you be dumb, then dead. Who wins?
    p.s. did you watch the last Olympics? A country with 10% of your population, had more medals and BEAT you like a drum. American hockey teams are loaded with Canadians, and Europeans, morons. Head to head, we beat the crap out of you. And you are going broke, and we are booming economically. So take your country, keep it, and shove it up your ***

    November 4, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • cowtowncdn

      Just proving the 'mercuns don't have a monopoly on idiotic generalizations?

      November 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Billie

    The lead singer sounds like he's trying to take a dump.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Matt

    Canada gave us Celione Dion... yeah thanks..... jerks

    November 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  82. The Possessed One

    This has nothing to do if they are from Canada or not. This band SUCKS. They are everything that is wrong with rock music today. Their next album should be called 'Music for the Sheeple" Because that's who buys this garbage. I on the other hand don't hate on Canada. I am a fan of one of the greatest bands to ever walk the Earth. The almighty RUSH. I would formally like to thank Canada for RUSH. Screw the haters on Canada. Great people great places. Just unlucky that this crappy band came from there. I would vote down any crappy band no matter what country they are from. It's about the music people not politics. By the way, I am an American.

    November 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  83. G W

    Do you realize Nickelback doesnt play only nasally rock ballads? They have heavy songs, they just dont get to the radio because the radio's are biased toward ballads

    November 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Denise

    I'm sure I'm just slow, but can someone please explain why everyone is hating Nickelback? Did they do something bad? This is the first time I'm hearing about people hating them. Usually I hear about people loving them.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |

    Wow I am amazed how simple people are. So you dont like Nickleback. So what! Go get a beer during halftime. Thats what I do if i dont like a band. You people making it a Canada vs USA thing are sooooo dumb and simple minded. I have so many canadien musician friends that play with Slash. Half my music friends are canadien and are fantastic people and every person i meet from there are just as fantastic. Quit making americans look bad with your hate. DONT LISTEN THEN CRY BABIES!

    November 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  86. always home

    I think its a shame that something as trivial as a band playing at a game can cause so many people to go at each others throats.
    All Canadians aren't bad and all Amercans aren't bad. I am from the states myself, and after reading all of these hateful comments I am ashamed of both sides for acting so poorly. You would think that after so many centuries of our countries being neighbors we would all at least be a little more polite. (when I say that I mean after the land was declared and named, not the actual physical part)
    It is time for everyone to grow up a little.....

    November 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  87. flerb

    i hate nickleBUNK and they're goin to ruin a perfectly good game of FOOTBAAALL!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Rojo

    Its not the Superbowl game, its the Thanksgiving day (USA)game. I am American and I love Canada, let's stop the ethnocentric comments from both sides of the border. Let the NFL book a Detroit related band if that's the issue. Everyone has their own musical preferences, none are better than any other. Personally, I liked old Nickelback not strip club inspired crap they have released lately.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  89. dkc

    Oh Detroit u should not be associated with anyone. It is pity that nickelback would perform in Detroit. Remember when.the world.flushed Detroit was created. Ur city sucks donkey.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Mark

    Nickleback blows, but who watches the halftime show anyway?

    November 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Poop


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  92. The Human Fund

    It's Kid Rock's turf afterall..

    November 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  93. teahlee

    its funny how you people diss on nb but i dont see You making all that money. If they sucked, why is it their concerts are sold out, and they have millions of fans? Ahhhh something to think about yes? I love nb and i dont think they could care less what you all think. Get over it, it would stop you all from looking like idiots.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  94. bob

    If you play a nickleback album backwards you get satanic messages, even worse then that, if you play it forward you get nickleback.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Nickelback Fan in Phoenix, AZ and PROUD OF IT!

    I love Nickelback and hockey! The nice thing about being in either USA or Canada is that people have a right to speak their minds (even when they are spewing stupid, hateful garbage). I sit and listen to acts at sporting events that I don't really care for because I know there are others out there that do like the act that is playing. Why can't people behave better? It's just a game and Nickelback sells out shows all over the world......shows there ARE people out there who like them. Their taste should be respected too. Maybe this world would be a better place if people were nicer and more respectful of each other....oh yeah...I think that came from a Nickelback song too....imagine that!

    November 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beeker

      You like Nickelback and Hockey huh? Apparently you've suffered enough blunt force trauma to the head participating in one of your passions, that it has affected your decision making abilities into loving the other.

      November 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Roy Hobbs

    I don't get the hate the for NB. Why because they make money & sell music?
    Straight forward, rockin' songs about S, D, & Rock n Roll.
    If you don't like them that's one thing, but to say they suck, FAR from it.
    Apply the term sucks to Lady Gaga in more ways than one.
    At least they're rock, too many of the me generation like crap music and think that American Idol winners are actually talented.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jeffty

    No one should be down on anyone for liking a particular band, no matter how bad they are. I don't like Nickelback either, but ya know, there's a button on your radio or TV that allows you to turn it off or turn the station. If you don't want to see them in Detroit, don't go to the f*ing game. If you don't want to hear them in whatever venue you're in, go out and have a smoke until it's over or better yet, tune them out like I do. Also, I cannot logically connect how this has anything to do with Canada as a country. The same people who are b**ching about NB would probably unanimously agree that Creed sucks just as bad when that band is from right here in the good old USA.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |

    Kim, you, your mother and the rest of your sisters are nothing but money hungry attention seekers. I am hoping that now at least some people will wake up and stop wasting another minute on these superficial morons, however, the odds are against that. What a bunch of immoral, narcissistic idiots.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  99. moonstone

    I live in Winnipeg and it was so funny when they where saying that Nicklebag was possibly going to play all the Nicklebag haters did exactly the same as this hating on them which they totally deserve if this was maybe 15 years ago when they still sounded ok not great but ok then maybe someone would want to listen to them or admit to liking them
    Also Nicklebag Lite (Theory of a Deadman) sucks too!!

    November 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  100. magnus

    I dont understand this article. What's wrong with Nickelback. I mean, i dont go out of my way to listen to them, but i also dont understand the hatred towards them. This hatred makes no sense.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Grimsbygirl

    There are already two Quarterbacks on the field...what's wrong with adding a Nickelback.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Dan

    Unbelievebale: to all of you posting comments on hockey teams: The Bruins won last year for the first time in my lifetime, Canadian teams suck....I'm from Detroit.....Red Wings dominate, period. Four cups in the last 14 years, have been in the playoffs for 20 straight years – more than any other team or individual person in and sport, period. So when you spurt off about your hockey teams, you do so knowing that your teams are already below the stature of the Red Wings.

    BTW: as a Lions season ticket holder: I'll take Nikelback at halftime, but they do SUCK!

    November 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      sure the teams are american but most of the bruins players are canadian and as for the wings most of their players are european or canadian, they only have 4 us born players. head to head canada is way better than america in hockey so just stick to baseball or football

      November 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Sid

    Nickleback just sucks it's not a Canadian/ US thing! Rusty was the best Canadian band that never got the pub! Why are these guys still making music? Because 16 year old girls like crappy music!

    November 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Bobomccoo

    The thing about having a concert at the halftime show is that you will never please everyone. Put an old band and people will complain that they are has beens. Put a new band and people complain that the new stuff is not as good as the old stuff. Put a popular band and people complain that they are corporate sell-outs. Put a hip hop band and people hate rap. It doesn't mater who plays at the half time show, all we know is that they will suck.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Name*Pauline

    I read enough about Kid Rock and call it a day 🙂

    November 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  106. MotoJB

    Nickelback sux balz...

    November 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Jimmy

    Forward down the field,
    A charging team that will not yield.
    And when the Blue and Silver wave,
    Stand and cheer the brave.
    Rah, Rah, Rah.
    Go hard, win the game.
    With honor you will keep your fame.
    Down the field and gain,
    A Lion victory!

    November 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  108. answerman28

    Nickleback is a great band and great song writters. Most ppl that dis them only do so because they believe that is the popular concensus and have no balls to an individual or the slightest clue about music. The question is do we want to associate a great rock band with mindless jock BS? I think Nickleback could find much better venues.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Donkey Party

    My apologies Canada. If you dug a little further, you would find that the haters here are also the same people (and I use that term loosely) that hate and disrespect our President, as well as our staunchest allies (Europe, Canada, and the UK) in the name of their faux "American Exceptionalism". They are simply brainwashed little sheep who lack intelligence, sophistication, and manners, just like the insane right-wing politicians they support and look up to.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Eric

    You know what is really pathetic?? Everyone on here trying to bash Nickleback because a few mainstream people don't like their music. Grow up. Why is it so important for everyone on here to convince other people Nickleback is a bad group?? Here's something you guys can argue about. Which religion is better, abortion rights, and gay marriage. Now go ahead and bash one another on why you think one should be for or against one of the three topics I just mentioned.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  111. TESSDEE

    Screw all of you who say Canadians suck or we are losers, but it is typical of your yanks to trash other countries even though yours is going thru such a circus act right now, we can't wait till the curtain closes on ya. Nobody in any other country has respect for you why...gee just read some of these comments, the article is about a Cdn Band, don't have a hate on for them, Detroit hired them and they said yes, if you don't like them don't watch them, but the US has it's share of shi**y bands too just remember that bozo's.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  112. nickelsack

    To anyone who likes nickelback on here..fine, its just music its subjective, you can listen to anything you want, but you have to understand they are a easy target, a easy target, and they're just asking to be made fun of. When i hear them come on at the bars, i usually go outside and smoke... they are unlistenable to me because its your typical generic, mediocre , bland written songs. They sound just like 10 other bands on the radio .. and when i hear them come on the radio...well put it this way..the sounds of my moving bowels hitting the toilet, is much more exciting, then the sounds of "HEEYYY HEEEYYY I WANNA BE A ROCKSTAR". Funny thing is they have a couple of outsiders help them write their songs.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Who do you listen to?

      November 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • LeppFan83

      3 points "sack" lover....
      1.) I second the question....What do you listen to?
      2.)"...A...easy target"?!?!? Really?!?! and twice even..."...A....easy target"!?!??! Where did you go to school?!?!
      3.) For someone who claims to hate them you seem to know the words to their songs

      November 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  113. David in Corpus

    I am so sick of americans fkn with canadians. What do you people have against canadians. Do you know their history? Have you met many canadians? Should we blame the new wave of canadian hating on South Park (ie: blame canada?)
    I am from Texas, raised by military folk and let me tell you something canadian haters. Our friends (FRIENDS) to the north are excellent people and some of the best nazi (ie: germans) killers ever to walk the planet. They are also kind hearted compassionte people. We could learn a lesson or two from the canadians but feel free to go on talkin' sht about them because it is the 'in' thing to do.
    HAIL CANADA and thank you for saving my grandfather's life during the normandy battles of 1944. I nor my children would be alive without you fine canadians fighting alongside my american ancestors against the german imperialists.
    Ignore the haters canadians, just loser americans living out their final days in their dying empire.


    A member of the future restored republic of TEXAS.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Eric

    Voiceoreason – It's funny how you say " We allow you to live on our border". Just remember who burnt down your WhiteHouse durign the war of 1812. As for not being intelligent enough to charge more for our commodities. Once again you retard the world market dictates the price not America. As for protecting Canada??? Protect us from what? You can't even keep your Southern Borders secure.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  115. chips

    Personally I just hope that people enjoy chips while watching the big game.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Bobomccoo


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  117. Stephanie

    I love Nickelback! I have attended 3 of their concerts in Michigan, 2 of which were held at Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings. All 3 concerts were sold out! I think there are plenty of Nickelback fans in the Detroit area. I for one am tired of the aging rockers and out-of-date Detroit talent that have played at nationally televised games of the past. No more one-hit wonders of the past singing the SAME SONG! Ugh! Nickelback may have haters but think on this, almost every single they have ever released has soared on the charts. They sell out concerts and sell tons of albums! Somebody sure likes them, so grow up and get over it!

    November 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  118. PauletteB

    And when was the last time Detroit had a winning team? They should be happy that ANY band wants to play there.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest from Canada

      That would be the Detroit Red Wings....lead by a Canadian – Steve Yzerman!!

      November 4, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  119. adam

    27,000 votes and it

    November 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Trace

    What? Since when are football fans haters of a decent heavy guitar riff? And isn't it Detroit "rock" city? I admit I like their old stuff better, but NB is hugely popular for a reason...they are a great great rock band. I really hope they get to play and that their amps and the cheers from the rest of the crowd blow away the 9500 signers.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Greg

    Look, I don't like Nickelback's music, but having Kid Rock would be exponentially worse. Black Keys.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Josh

    The Spin Doctors could make it worse! Even Jesus turns the station when one of these bands comes on:)

    November 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Lizz

    My problem with Nickelback is not that they sound bad. My problem is that the majority of their songs promote domestic violence, stalking and are generally abusive toward women. They should not be featured at a nationally televised event such as this NFL game on Thanksgiving day, when more families are exposed to it. Lyrics such as "you look so much cuter with something in your mouth", "I like your pants around your feet..." and "I love your lack of self respect, while you're passed out on the deck, I love my hands around your neck" are hardly appropriate Thanksgiving fare.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Steven Gaynor

    Nickelback is fine, but why would they not get one of the many, many great musical acts from Detroit to perform? Here are a few: Bob Seger; Kid Rock; any number of Motown artists; Eminem; Ted Nugent; Aretha Franklin; Madonna; Alice Cooper; etc.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Well, you got the garbage acts out of the way. When are you going to list the good Detroit acts?

      November 7, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  125. Rocketman

    I've been to a lot of rock concerts in my life, going back to the 70's, and I have to admit that a Nickelback concert was one of the best I've ever been to. I find it humorous that Detroit has a winning football team for the first time in many, many years, and the arrogance is starting to show. They are getting a little press because of it, and it's going to the fan's heads. Get over yourselves Detroit Lions fans. It's just a rock band. If you don't like it, stagger to the concession stands and buy another beer during half time. Green Bay is going to kick your butts anyway.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Dave

    They should get Green Day and have them Play American Idiot... over and over

    November 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Kevin

    This American vacations with his family in Canada every year. Your country is stunningly beautiful and the people are friendly. Speaking from personal experience, Canada most definitely DOES NOT suck. If you are into outdoor activities, Canada is a place you need to check out. I fail to understand the poutine though.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • cowtowncdn

      Ha! You must visit in the summer. Come back and visit when it is winter, the sun shines for less than 8 hours and it is minus whatever degrees... then you will understand the alure of gravy and cheese curds on fries...

      November 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  128. dart

    The problem with Nickelback is not that they're Canadian, it's that they're just not that great. They're not the next anything. And I'm told that they don't put on very good live shows.

    There are thousands of other, better Canadian bands that could play. Barenaked Ladies, for one. Do Make Say Think are another, and Broken Social Scene. Faunts are pretty cool too, and Ladyhawke, and I hear Tokyo Police Club are good.
    But that's if you specifically want a Canadian band. I personally feel that if the game is in Detroit, a local band or at least a band originating in Detroit is far more appropriate.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  129. SciFiChickie

    Superbowl fans had to deal with "The WHO" 2 years ago do they seriously prefer that ancient crap to Nickleback.
    I've yet to find a Nickle back song I don't love. Nickleback let these ignorant jocks go back to crap half time shows...

    November 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Peace

    Opps, @ quarterback nickleback samething.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  131. BD

    If you all think they suck so much, then stop buying their albums, you idiots. Funny how everybody seems to hate them, yet they always go multi-platinum. So who exactly is buying their albums?

    November 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Peace

    Been there, done that! LOL! (Love that song!)

    November 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Jay

    I am from Wisconsin and have always had great experiences visiting Canada. I really do not care for Nickelback and am not a Packers fan or a NFL fan. Have to put up with the Thanksgiving game since my dad will have that damn game on. Better to have Nickelback than Justin Bieber or Celine Dion.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  134. jon

    My advice: just wait it out for another year or two–by then Nickelback's career will be deader than Patrick Swayze.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Quarterback Nickelback samething!

    Nickelback's lyrics are deep, and true.

    I'll need a credit card that's got no limit
    And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
    Gonna join the mile high club
    At thirty-seven thousand feet

    Who doesn't think that?

    November 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  136. jay

    Nickleback sucks so much it's not even funny go back to canada nickleback not that they probably like you guys

    November 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  137. JAT

    Rush would have been the better choice if they wanted a canadian band for halftime show.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Lestat

    What is wrong with people, I like this band. Would they rather see crappy Justin Beiber singing Baby Baby Baby

    November 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  139. johninmemephis

    Okay – I'm outta the loop – why the nickleback hate? what have i apparently missed?
    Or is this being hyped up... I mean people hate other groups as well... right?

    November 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  140. the_dude

    Its not like detroit has anything to be prud of anyways. Crap band for crap city seems like a perfect fit.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  141. meadowmuffin

    For all those saying Canada has terrible musical influences....I have but two words....Lady Gaga

    November 4, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  142. yeahbut

    They're not awful. Good Lord!
    You don't get that kind of success by being awful.
    Like them or not, Nickelback has done very well.
    I'd take their awful paychecks anyday!!!

    November 4, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  143. cxd

    Can you blame them? Nickelback SUCKS!

    November 4, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  144. Jason

    Anything to be divisive in this country. Too bad we act like spoiled losers, rather than just appreciate living. Ridiculous.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  145. Maya

    I will never understand the hatred here. I LOVE NICKELBACK!!! (I think football sucks)

    November 4, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  146. Some-guy

    voiceoreason, please stop posting. You are making Americans look dumber than the rest of the world knows we are.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  147. nickelback n packers

    I LOVE NICKELBACK AND PACKERS WHOOO HOO THAT WOULD BE AN AWESOME SHOW ... maybe it will give people some entertainment while the packers sweep the floor with the lions 😉 hahahaha .... GET A LIFE PEOPLE!

    November 4, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  148. FNickelback

    Nickelback is a non – band. Period. I'd rather listen tot he non-music of the-black eyed snores

    November 4, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  149. emil

    To all the commenters.
    It's not a Canadian thing. Canada is Great!! Too cold for me, but a great place nonetheless. Lots of gorgous women. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy more than here in the US.

    It's a music thing. Canada gave us some great bands. Nickelback is not one of them.

    Nickelback is the blandest most overproduced corporate garbage out there right now. Non offensive psudo tough guy rawk!

    They sampled a solo by Dimebag Darrell for the publicity , then after he was killed, stated to the press he jammed with them. That's low. I like to think Dime would have shot himself first.

    All this band represents is taking money. There is no love of music or songs or fans. It's just money. They are not even entertaining to watch. If you pay for it, you're a sucker, plain and simp
    This band is the musicial equilivant of lindsey Lohan. A boring dull not entertaining rather ugly trainwreck that people will throw money at, and publications and television will attach a camera to their ass and stuff them down your throat, and will just never die.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • onemassivetaint

      actually, dimes brother vinnie, gave the guys from nickleback a unused solo from the fbd the nickleback guys asked him for one. They were all good friends even before dimes death.

      November 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Why Rush???

    Seriously? How can anyone say Nickleback fans have a bad taste in music and be a fan of rush at the same time? Rush is garbage! Yes i said it! His names Tom Sawyer and he's a mean, mean man!

    November 4, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  151. jdog

    I'm Canadian...WORST BAND EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  152. The Realist

    I am Canadian...proud to say Nickelback is GARBAGE....Go Lions!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  153. FAN


    November 4, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  154. Cory Trevor

    I don't see anyone running to claim that any of them are the illegitimate father of their child. Feh.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  155. derek

    What a bunch of losers in MI. Nickelback is a very cool band and I'd love to see them play at halftime.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  156. erich2112x

    .As a former Nickelback fan, I considered them to be the greatest rock band of all time, then all of the sudden, without warning I was dumped for the ultra pop crowd. I have hated them ever since.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  157. Tessie

    I like Nickelback. Saw them in New Orleans a few years ago and they gave a fabulous performanace. If Detroit doesn't want you guys, you're welcome at the Superdome or Death Valley any time. GEAUX Tigers, beat 'Bama!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  158. Pandagirl

    Wow, so much for "courteous discussion" here! Chill with the name calling, people. No one is stupid or a moron for like or disliking a band! I love football. Hate Detroit. I like Nickelback. I LOVE Rush. Tastes vary. You are no master-judge of everyones' taste level or value.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  159. Desidude

    Terence and Philip and Ike and the queef sisters are from Canada and I love them!! YAY!!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  160. Matt

    I love you Nickelback!

    November 4, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Schmoopy72 from SFN

      You post this here, but I can almost guarantee you that you would NEVER put that in your status update on Facebook.

      November 4, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  161. Jed

    It could be worse, they could have booked DAUGHTRY

    November 4, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Schmoopy72 from SFN

      ZOMG that would be the "Things that should be lower than mute" Tour

      November 4, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  162. Mary

    People are hating on them, huh? Poor NB...and they're crying all the way to the bank.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  163. Micheal Giysen

    If it wasn't for that ghetto filthy city and it's music you Nickleback,Kidd Rock fans would have nothing to listen but country music, because that 'old fart'music has been manipulated every kind of ways possible.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  164. Kat

    Go lions!

    November 4, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  165. Kat

    They should of hired kid rock instead!

    November 4, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
    • LeppFan83

      "...should OF..."?!?!?!? is key my friend....get some!

      November 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Dawn

    Nickleback... The only band whose cds sound better in the microwave than in the cd player.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  167. Albert

    Yeah.. we can mention Rush. But, there is also 'The Tea Party from the 90's, Devin Townsend(which would be perfect for a NFL or CFL game) and several others I can't remember because I've been drinking in the somewhat wonderful City Of Houston.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  168. ruatool2

    This is the perfect example of the "Group think" mentality that the internet and social media creates. People love to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to being critical. If it wasn't for giving the pesimist a way to have an instant voice to the world.. people would have just gone to the game liked the concert or left and grabbed a beer, instead we have this situation where the band gets insulted and the moron sheep get thier thrill. I'm disgusted with the outlook for the human race.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  169. Mark

    First Celine Dion, then Nickleback and Bieber. Three strikes, you're out Canada.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  170. detroit resident

    Detroit thinks Nickleback sucks? Talk about throwing stones in glass, or in Detroit's case, cr*p, houses.

    Seriously? Detroit's image can get worse? How do you go lower than "Nation's Anus"?

    November 4, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  171. pointless

    Do people think that they really know the definition of good music? The reason why they want to show Nickelback is because they have millions of fans, and those fans will watch them play on TV, which gets them better ratings. It really isn't that difficult to understand. You're all preaching to the wrong choir; this is purely a business decision, which is the way the music business operates these days. There's no changing that.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  172. Theresia

    I like Nickelback and I don't care who knows!!!

    November 4, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  173. musician

    they recycle the same bs like saliva,"well these three songs sold lets combine them and change the lyrics a bit".

    November 4, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  174. Tim

    I'd just like to point out that I was the first person, ever, in the world, to state that Nickelback sucked. It boggles the mind to see that they're still being played. Sort of like Hootie and the Blowers.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  175. Gaven

    Detroit is the worst city in America. A huge meteor could destroy it and nobody would care. Hey, Detroit, how about you show a little appreciation for any band that is willing to come to your cess pool city to entertain you. I am sure playing there wouldn't be fun for Nickelback, but you don't see them writing all over the internet that they would rather drink bleach than to play in your piece of cr ap town now do you? You should consider yourself lucky you have anyone willing to come there at all!

    November 4, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Cleveland Rocks

      I'm not sure, I think Cleveland might give Detroit a run for the money over which is the crappiest city in the US.

      November 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Eddy

    I love NickelBack not sure why all the hating....As for beiber thats another story.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  177. ohthatchar

    No wonder no one wants to live around Detroit.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  178. Marty

    It's official......sports fans are a bunch of whining crybabies with too much tine on their hands.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  179. matt

    I think we're losing the main poiint of this post, it's not that Americans hate Canadians at all... hell we're basically the same. It's that anyone and everyone should hate Nickelback, and be punished if that is not the case. They are the sound equivalent to getting the AIDS virus in one's ears. Please, if you like one of their songs, just take a second, and think about drinking the kool-aid.... Jim Jones style..

    November 4, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  180. James PDX

    This may be even more stupid than Herman Cain's escapades. Nickelback is a ridiculously successful band, and with good reason. And I've never found them to be nasally. Clearly the author is showing his bias. These morons in Detroit should be so lucky. I say give them Justin Bieber and let them stew in that tragically embarassing association.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  181. tatertaught

    Uh...SOMEBODY is lying about liking them or they wouldn't have skyrocketed to the top of the charts and made millions of dollars. People might not like to admit it, but they aren't getting radio play time because nobody likes them. Personally, I do not. But somebody must or it's a secret covert way for the government to torture us. hee-hee

    November 4, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  182. LeppFan83

    There is a little word called Subjective. I've read a lot of these comments and true, a lot of the posters seem to dislike NB. However, that doesn't mean that they suck. That just means that there are people out there that dislike NB. There are also people out there who dislike U2 and Led Zepplin and Rush and Van Halen and KISS and James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett and Nelson and blah blah blah.....Music, like every other ART is subjective. Just like opinions are like ***holes – every one has one. Chill people. It's a band. It's music. If you don't like it change the channel. Don't buy their CDS. And if you really hate them THAT much – don't attend any concert or venue or sporting event where they are playing. But to claim that your opinion that they are the worst band in the world (or Celine, or Avril, or Rush, or whoever) is the absolute are just showing your ignorance.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Raven

      Agreed! Everyone's tastes are different. I dislike rap and the teen pop stuff, but I don't hate on the people that do like that stuff. Music is art, and everyone has different tastes in art. It's just a couple of songs, relax. If you don't like it, go for a walk.

      November 4, 2011 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  183. nicklebag4anicklebackfan

    The band is extremely talented I don't care what anyone says. "every good gold diggers gonna wind up there"

    November 4, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  184. Toothskull the Frigid

    I love P*rn-Star Dancing. I pretend im dancing n working the pole while i have my big bad stunt man E.K. watching and loving every min of it. Then after a sweaty hot workout, working the pole..i crawl on all four and purr in his ears like a sweet litte pu*$*y cat ..meow..lmao

    November 4, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  185. @Peace

    Kidd rock ? D@mn girl I thoughts u was older then that. My bad.:)

    November 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  186. masasu

    Without question the most vile, worthless, least talented, horrific piece of dung band ever to form..WAY TO GO DETROIT!

    November 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  187. kitty

    if i were nickelback, i would not want to be associated with detroit. and yes i live in this ghetto, rotten filth of a city. People who are proud of this city need to put down the crack pipe.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  188. @peace

    Don't listen to michael giysen. He must be a hundred years old and a canadian. Are those groups alive michael. Kidd rock is born and raised in detroit to. You say 'we' don't want kidd rock ? Well 'we' would rather have him over your old fart music.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  189. bob

    Your kidding right? Nickelback has a ton of great hits. How can you say they suck? They are one of the better rock bands of this decade.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Brian


    November 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Elwood

    Well if Wyld Stallyns or Spinal Tap are not available, I guess NB will have to do.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  192. SpeakEasy

    The only thing worse than Nickleback is Nickleback opening for Creed.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Micheal Giysen

    @Peace no we don't want to listen to kidd rock,i'm Canadian and I would much rather see The Temptations,The Four Tops,Smokey Robinson...real Detroit born and raised groups that we may not get a chance to see.Screw Nickleback.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  194. drew

    I LOVE NICKELBACK..... always have.... always will. I am sure you could get a lot more than 9000 signatures of peeps who LOVE them.!

    November 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  195. dmercedb

    this has nothing to do with canada or america. it's just that nickelback sucks. plain and simple.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Nancy

    Nickelback should boycott the game because of the stupidity of these sports fans. What dorks.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Watnen

    Could be worse.... Could be the Black-eyed Peas.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Nancy

    Nickelback is a great band!! Why is this even in the news, there are a lot of other things to worry about. Get a life.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  199. JustAFly

    Perhaps, Nickelback was the only rock band willing to come to a poop-hole like Detroit! LOL

    November 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Peace

    Ok, if you (Detroit) don't want NB, HELLO, Kidd Rock ring a bell? How much closer to home can ya get than that?

    November 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  201. RHReese

    The reason people on here don't like Nickelback is that they wouldn't know good rock music in the first place. These people should be glad it's not rap crap that's playing at halftime. Nickelback is a great rock band and 10'000 sports fans out of a United States don't like them but millions of people do like them. That's some statistic there ! What one tenth of one percent that will whatch the game that don't like Nickelback ? Sounds like a very small minority. I can't wait to see them play.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      I agree. I would rather watch the band, screw the game!

      November 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • SciFiChickie

      Totally agree with ya, I'll be watchin halftime even though I will be ignoring the rest of the game...

      November 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nickelwhat?

      those are only 10,000 from detroit, that are going to the game..... imagine how many nickelback haters there are, i would put the figure somewhere in the 50-60 million mark.

      November 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  202. sarah S

    i think Nickleback is horrible. of course i don't really like anything that's come out since like '98.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  203. sarah S

    i think Nickleback is horrible. of course i don't really like anything that's come out after like '98.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  204. lois

    Could be a lot worse. What if Justin Bieber performs?! YUK!

    November 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  205. keyser

    I have seen over 300 concerts in my life. I had to see NB because my GF liked them.
    The worst concert I have been to in my life
    I had to sneak to the bar just to make it through the nite

    November 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnny thunders

      You poor b3st3rd, I don't know how to express my condolences to you. I think if I were in the same situation I would be turned off to women forever.

      November 4, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  206. nickelwack

    Nickelback is for morons. Period.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  207. HomeyDontPlayDat

    I think this article misses the point. Everybody hates on Nickelback, not just sports fans. They suck.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |

    man,nickelback blows bad.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  209. tim

    whenever i hear someone admit to liking nickelback, i judge them like no other, not to mention i feel bad for them like their dog just died.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Semiahmoo

    I'm Canadian and there's something about Nickelback that seriously gets under my craw. Don't know why, but they irritate the heck out of me.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  211. janus

    i was getting a hummer the other day while listening to a nickelback song!
    deepthroated and all!!!!!
    it was great!
    when the time arrived-i pulled out and blew my wad all over his mustache!
    wow!that was one great b-–j!

    November 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  212. MusicIsLife

    @CMFP: Please do! This is just a stupid fight about people's taste in music!
    If you don't like Nickelback, don't listen to them! If you do like them, just keep listening to them! Personally, I am a proud fan, and I'm only 14. I love the meaningful stories that their songs tell. I have my own tastes in music and I don't care about anyone else's tastes. Just keep that to yourself and these useless fights won't happen!

    November 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • sweet666

      That's the thing, you're 14! You have much to learn about good music young grasshopper.

      November 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  213. mbal

    So a small group of people disagree with the choice of half-time entertainment at a sporting event? No way! Who gives a flying fu&k. They're there to watch the game anyway.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sweet666

      Yes, but during that 15-20 minutes of no football will be covered with crap.

      November 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Albert

    This is so petty and stupid. Can't believe I just wasted 5 minutes of my time reading this crap. This helps solve the worlds problems how?!?

    November 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Cat

    Wow, seriously. Who cares? It's just a band. And they're not even that bad.
    People need to stop acting like the world revolves around them.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Amy Dexter

    ...And if it wasn't for the U.S. You wouldn't have any hot dogs to eat and Toronto wouldn't have any baseball and you can't dance and your ham bacon is nasty your whiskey is cool,and the people that I met
    from Canada at a musical event in Tennessee this summer said that we have a lot more fun than they do.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  217. I say

    Nickelback RULES! Sports fans obviously only like to hear themselves fart and belch

    November 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Mare0568

    Wow. I had no idea so many people hated Nickelback. I love them and I know a lot of people that do. Everyone's taste is definitely different that's for sure. I'd rather boycott Professional Football. I can't stand that. A bunch of overpaid sissy's who whine and cry. I'll stick with college football. Perhaps Jerry Lewis should sing at the football game. That would be perfect. It'd suck as much as pro-ball.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  219. steve

    i think canadians are great!! hell of a lot better than our drug smuggling neighbors to the south. just saying...

    November 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  220. The Kid who calls Greg a loser is a loser

    Dude/dudette why are you being so harsh you bi***

    November 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Tamala

    @Cory you pu55y if it wasn't for Detroit your stupid a55 wouldn't have anything to drive's the home of the automobile.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  222. LOL!

    My question is, why would anyone want to perform in a festering scab like Detroit? It's the most disgusting place. Run Nickelback run! While you still have a chance!

    November 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  223. ranch111

    Nickelsack sucks so hard.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Arbalester

    Canada is a great country and an even better neighbor (from the states myself); not withstanding, Nickelback is an abomination before man and the universe, in all of its celestial majesty. They're terrible and we shouldn't have to be subjected to them.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Chris B

    I'm from Florida and I apologize for Limp Bizkit and Staind.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      You can apologize for Limp Bizkit, but Staind's from Massachusetts... and I will take the lead in apologizing.

      November 4, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  226. Raevyn

    Oh wah. What a bunch of babies. Considering the crappy american "talent" that is showcased at most U.S. events I fail to see how Nickelback is any worse. And your ticket is for the game, not the half-time show.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Cory

    Nickelback is terrible, but for the people of Detroit to worry about their image due to this band is absurd. Come on... you guys produced such jokes as Kid Rock and M&M. Not to mention the soulless junk cars that come from that city. If there was ever a place that deserves to be punished with Canadian bands its Detroit.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Nickel for your thoughts

    Nickelback could care less, they are too busy banging your daughter and making millions.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  229. JackTors

    Let's be fair. We all know Creed is the worst band ever and these guys are second worst.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Canuck Joe

    It is a fact that a Canadian invented electricity, television, computers, antibiotics, and the internet. All of you would still be living in caves if it wasnt for us Canadians.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Chris

    Look up the Kidd Kraddick radio show's spoof of Nickelback. Hilarious and sounds just like them

    November 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  232. joe

    So Detroit would rather be associated with a drug addict woman beater like Eminem? Oh thats right....... its Detroit.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ouch!

      Wow, the first post that actually cuts to the heart of the story. It's not about whether NB is lame or whether Canadians or Americans are lame, it's about who Lions fans and other people of Detroit want to be associated with. Plus it's also about the overblown and somewhat irrational hatred many people have for Nickleback. (I am definitely not a fan, but come on, their stuff is not THAT bad.)

      November 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • tsnootch

      if you're from Detroit then you can ask to be associated with whoever you damn well please....

      November 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Dave '73

    Ditto,what Big Pimpin' said lol.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Beautiful Vixen

    @Kyle..ha,ha. It's like when you are listening to some awesome music, speeding down the hwy and you get a slow person in the fast just wish you can do a Mad Max and ram them, move them out of the lane and go on your merry way.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Roscoe

    If you don't like" burn it to the ground" during a sporting event then there is something wrong with you

    November 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  236. nate

    If you drink water guess who invented it ? A Canadian. There wouldnt even be such thing as water to drink if it wasnt for a scientist from our Northern Provence.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • tsnootch

      If you're being sarcastic then I apologize for my comment....but did you just say Canada invented drinking water???

      November 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Corvus1

    This is the same state that's about to pass a law that would make bullying gay kids legal if it's done for "religious reasons".

    November 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  238. nate

    WE ARE NOT JUST CANADA. WE ARE CAN A D IN ! You bunch of hosers. We are The Great White North ! We invented electricity and television and even antibiotics ! The first manned space flight took place in Ontario. We are PROUD ! We are CANADA !

    November 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      Um Canadians didn't invent electricity, but other than that I agree with you.

      Still don't like Nickelback.

      November 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ImCanadianAndIHateYou


      while you are right on many of our great achievements, you forgot to mention the fact that those Iphones and crackberries many Americans constantly have glued to their hands... would not exist without the help of Canada... WE INVENTED THE TELEPHONE!

      I grew up not even an hour away from the hometown of Nickleback... guys, even their own hometown is embarrased that people know they came from there.

      November 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  239. BigPimpin'

    Only two great things ever came out of Canada and they're on Pamela Anderson Booyahh!

    November 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  240. JonahBC

    I know Chad (lead singer) through mutual like most canucks he and his mates just laugh it off.... he loves his neighbourly fans dearly... including the haters..:)

    November 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diarrhea of the mind

      Next time you see him, please take a s**t in his ears, since that is what he has been doing that to us for years now.

      November 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Cedric Mason

    Canada you can take you big a55ed fish,coins,music,French,your winning pucks and 'leave'.Detroit is the home of Motown.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larz

      Cedric , I bet you would like it if Kci & JoJo sang All My Life as the halftime show. I know I would like that. They are not from Detroit are they? I dont care if they are or not , they are AWESOME, they could do the Stevie Wonder song Lately, an incredible version of that Motown Song.

      November 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Jonathan

    What's wrong with Nickleback? I'd rather listen to them than watch football (which isn't really saying much, since I find pretty much most things more entertaining than football). It ranks somewhere above baseball, but below paint drying.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  243. e11e11

    ...all the way to the bank.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Ann

    I have not heard this "Nickelback" upon which everyone hates. But I think it's high time for the governments of the world to apologize for their pop cultural crimes against humanity. Canada can apologize for Nickelback and Celine Dion. The US can apologize for...well, wow, way too many things to name...and covering decades. Then, and only then, might our peoples be able to live and work together in harmony.

    P.S. Canada is America's hat.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lol

      Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne are Canadian too. Plus unlike other countries, the US doesn't have to apologize for the bad singers cause this country is the founder of many genres in music. (Jazz, Blues, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Rap, Funk, Soul, etc.)

      November 3, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest from Canada

      Ok, but look at it from our view point – the US is Canada's diaper.

      November 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • USAndrew

      Fine, Canada may be the hat, but that makes the US the head, wherein the brain resides. The butt is Texas which makes Mexico the diaper. You doubt that? The bottom of Texas is BROWNSVILLE!

      January 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Manny Thurwood

    @escher7 the folks you've mentioned except for Neil Young suck.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Dean

    what's really going on here, is that folks on this board are just too young to know what 3 guitars and drums sound like anymore. Rock and roll is almost dead it seems. It's yer own damn faults for making 'top 40' what it is today, which apparently is to introduce your 10 yo to club/dance 'sounds'. Can't blame the organizers for trying to find a rock band who actually has had a top 10 'hit', or whatever, in the last 20 years. The other choices are slim. Folks aren't complaining about the band, they're just tired of having the same band show up to these things.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  247. ethan M.

    I do like bare naked ladies and Tamia (singer married to ex NBA baller Grant Hill her body rocks.Yea we've got some crappy musicians here in the U.S.also ,but they do belong here you can keep Nickleback they ssssuuuccckkk big time!

    November 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Brandon

    Nickelback is to music as the Detroit Lions were to football a few years ago.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  249. James

    Nickleback is horrible. Kid rock is even worse.
    Why not the Black Keys? Jack White?

    November 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      I'm not so sure I'd want to see decent bands showing up at half time for a major football game. Next thing you know they'll start degrading all the good songs by using them in every movie, TV show and Zales commercial – oh wait ...

      November 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Frank Bag'O Donoughts

    Nickelback has a post-grunge sound that peaked in popularity in the early 2000s. Unfortunately, the group has not changed their material with the times. They keep cranking out recycled 2002 Spiderman movie soundtrack music, that has no business being marketed as 'new' in this decade. I wish that 'a hero would save us from Nickelback! '

    November 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Beautiful Vixen

    I like NB. I'm cool with any kind of music (except country). I'm mostly into Rock to Heavy Metal ..from- Pink Floyd, Ted N., Led Zep, Ozzy, Hendrix, Overkill, Slayer, Dio, Metal Church, Motorhead..etc. I even like club music. All depends on my mood..

    November 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Riddleofsteel

    Rush should be playing instead of Nickelback.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Oh, HELL YEAH.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • janus


      November 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • pliglee

      I don't know if that is such a good idea. See, Rush = talented and they tend to use more than four chords while and perform thoughtfully constructed music, which might confuse the Nickelback fans.

      November 3, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse Fisher

      As a Lions fan, a music fan, and a citizen of Michigan, I wholy support Rush playing at the Lions biggest game of the regular season. Yea, music from detroit would be great, but Rush is the Music of the Universe. So it must happen

      November 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Nicholas B

    Nickelback is one of the best bands out there at the moment! Screw this red hot chili peppers BS and this pumped up kicks $*** and half of the other crap comming out on the radio now-a-days. Bring back the days of good Korn, get Disturbed and SOaD, Nickelback, Seether, etc. fired back up and finally get that decent music back out on the radio!

    November 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • pliglee

      Nickelback and Seether? Now you're just being redundant.

      November 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lawrence in Phoenix

      Nickelback is one of the best bands of the moment? Really?

      If I paid 5 cents for one of their albums, I'd demand my nickel back!

      Lawrence in Phoenix

      November 4, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  254. Thompson

    Nickelback must be pretty terrible if sports fans, who usually have no taste anyway, think he is bad.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  255. mochica

    Canada has some great musicians. Many of them are terrible, just as in the US and every other country. Right now before opening this article, I was listening to Neil Young- that's great music!!!!! I also love Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, No Means No, the Guess Who- there is no reason to get into Bryan Adams, Alanis Morrisette, Debbie Gibson or that awful 80s tv sitcom where the little girl was a robot- that was unforgivable. It would be nice to have health insurance, which neither of my 2 jobs offers.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Nova Scotian

    I love Nickelback!

    November 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  257. TBJ

    I think Nickelback is great; their language is a it questionable, but their songs are catchy, for the most part. Don't understand the big deal; don't we have more pressing worries in this country – and why down on the Canadians? What's the problem with people.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Jayleigh

    You people are all crazy. They have some catchy songs. It's not revolutionary, but it's not as bad as everyone is writing. Some of it sucks....I've heard worse.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Ben from Winnipeg

    Haha as a resident of Winnipeg, the first city to protest against Nickelback playing a sports related event, I just want to let Detriot know that we feel your pain. Rest assured, Nickelback is just as highly hated in Canada by true music fans as it is in our neighbours south. Our city is the hometown of legends like The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, and Neil Young spent his formative teenage and young adult years here; so with that said, we understand what it must be like for a city of music legends like Detroit to have the threat of having their ears poisoned by Theory of a Nickel Creed.... you get my point. By the way, our protest was successful. Nickelback did not play, and it was good.

    Signed, Ben, your sympathetic neighbour to the north.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Random


      You know, I played a Nickeback CD Backwards once(I used black magic) and it sounded exciting!! Who knew???

      November 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  260. skyjelly

    Nickelback is everything that is wrong with contemporary rock. I can't fathom how they are so popular. The lead singer sounds like he's straining to force a bowel movement. If the NFL is going to have a Canadian band playing at a US football game, at least get Rush.

    November 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Briguyphx

    Why is everybody hating on NB? They are a great band! I'm sorry, if the Black Eyed Peas can play at the Superbowl, Nickelback deserves to play at a regular season game.

    November 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      I agree! NB freak'in rocks!!!

      November 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Everybody on this board who doesn't like Nickelback has zero taste in music.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      LOL did I hear a NB fan tell everyone else they have zero taste in music? Nickelback is horrible, and apparently at least 10,000 sports fans agree. Sorry, you FAIL.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • vance

      true dude that's wats upp!=)

      November 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • hatersgonhate

      your aware how small of a number 10000 is to the total fanbase of nickleback, right?

      November 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • KB

      I don't know who black eyed peas are, but even if they are nothing but real black eyed peas in a pod, they would have more musical talent than nickleback, creed and all the other groups combined which only the tone deaf people seem to like.

      November 4, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest from Canada

      Black Eyed Peas Sucked! Where are they from?

      November 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  262. ethan M.

    @Sharon you forgot Avril,Bill Shatner now he's one hilarious Canuck.

    November 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  263. JohnnyOh2323

    Nicleback's Canadian? I didn't know that...That explains why they're so terrible though

    November 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny can't spell

      really Johnny? that's just a cheap shot. It actually explains nothing. Say something like "Of course they're Canadian. I mistook their music for the sound of baby harp seals being clubbed in a pool of maple syrup."

      November 4, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  264. kgomg

    It could be that all their music sounds the same and you can play two of their songs at the same time and see how similar they are. They had one or two good tracks and copied those a hundred times each. It's junk. I don't care where they are from, it's junk.

    November 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Guest

    Some of these negative comments posted here towards the neighbors to the north and America's largest trading partner show why Americans are despised throughout the world. I'd rather be associated with hockey, salmon and maple syrup that be associated with just being stupid. The fact that these posters think that is what Canada is about just proves that point. Like how Americans are gun loving country invading serial killers. Keep up the good work tanking your country and hopefully we'll be done with you once and for all!

    November 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • bozoboi

      I am from the united states and could not agree with you more. our major export is stupidity followed by hate

      November 3, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • voiceoreason

      I guess you better hope we stick around, who else would you sponge off after we are gone? You have no technology that wasn't given to you, your largest manufacturing plants are american companies and the reason no one hates Canada throughout the world is that you have never made a significant impact or taken ANY risk. Keep being a winner.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vangroovy

      Hey Voiceoreason, it'll be nice to see you talk that talk when we shut your power off – you know, given that we are the largest oil and gas exporter to the United States? You also happen to benefit hugely from our water (ie. hydroelectric power), our trees, our mineral resources...truth be told, you really don't have enough resources to support yourselves, whereas we have plenty. We also have a better banking system, less corporate greed (not that that's saying much) and take much, much, much better care of our people. As for "sponging" off you, how would we do that? YOU'RE BANKRUPT. Want your manufacturing back? Call China. We just make all the auto parts for Detroit, so they can ship them down to Mexico for assembly. Wasn't our call...your beloved "hardworking rich people" just thought that would be a better way to make a buck.

      November 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Voiceofreason is the very kind of American the rest of the world loathes

      November 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lawrence in Phoenix

      Dear Guest (and everyone else for that matter),

      Lighten up. Be proud of your country. Canada is a great nation, as is the USA. Yeah, we have stupid people, you have Nickelback. Just show's nobody's perfect. No one is putting down the entire nation of Canada because of some lame band. And those who are are just trolls. So, let's stop this Canada and USA bashing. Who really cares? The only people who are truly moronic (besides Nickelback fans) are those who slam an entire nation based on the actions of a few.

      Lovingly yours in the Grand ol' USA,
      Lawrence in Phoenix

      November 4, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest isn't even a clever name

      At least when we riot it's because we're too lazy to get a job and we blame the economy, not because our crappy hockey team lost.

      November 4, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
    • voiceoreason

      Yo, Vangroovy...You been living in a van down by the river tooooo loooong. Bankrupt? far from it, taking resources from you? intelligent because your not intelligent enough to charge what we would. We allow you to live on our border....stick to hockey, it's the only kind of fighting you could win at. We'll keep protecting you....

      November 4, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Canada: America's Hat

      clearly, the United States doesn't have a monopoly exporting stupidity.

      November 4, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Light In The Dark

      Rochester New York here.
      Carabana was the best time of my life........
      LOVE CANADA !!!!!!!!

      November 4, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • tsnootch

      yeah! everyone hates America and loves Canada!!! that's why they call it the "Canadian Dream!!" oh wait...they don't...the only stupid thing I've read on this board is the gross over-generalizations about hatred toward can always tell an idiot when he spouts off absolutes about something to support his argument....ya know, like all Muslims are terrorists!! The biggest lie told by haters of America is that "everyone hates America"'s actually laughable stuff written by morons who've never stepped out of their own home...I have been to Bolivia twice, Guatemala once and Haiti once....I can tell you for a fact that NOT EVERYONE HATES AMERICA

      November 4, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • TRH


      Many of us down here agree with you. I hope our next election shows who the true "Americans" are....and I don't mean the Tea Party twits.

      BTW....wish you could send your health care plan our way!

      November 5, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  266. David

    Just to be clear, it isn't just sports fans who hate Nickelback. They're awful. I've never met anyone willing to admit they like the band. The fact that they show up on the charts has me convinced that there's still plenty of payola going on, because nobody on the planet seems to be really buying their records.

    November 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • greg

      Yeah, just a big conspiracy. There are millions buying their records and going to their shows. So, they arent Led friggin Zeppelin. Big deal. They write catchy songs that people like. In an industry where no one can sell records, their popularity is pretty impressive

      November 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • daRAT

      I like them, but I know people who don't 😛

      November 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • James PDX

      You actually named yourself "greg is a loser" because Greg likes Nickelback? I bet you really impacted his self esteem, because most people take to heart what an 8 year old says on the internet. Nickelback is a talented and successful band. I'm betting you're not nearly as successful in your chosen occupation as they are in theirs, although I'm sure you do well enough to keep your McJob.

      November 4, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • James PDX should leave Portland

      While Nickelback is successful, I must disagree about their talent. They've done just enough right to make music for bodies that still have a pulse but the brain is not fully functioning. I can't believe JPDX lives in the same city as me. Portland is indie town, we are way to cool to listen to that trite derivative vanilla filler for sheep. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to put on some depressing self absorbed neo retro pseudo gutter folk that you losers have never heard of.

      November 4, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Schmoopy72 from SFN

      Nickleback sucks as much as the vacuums I sell.

      November 4, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy

      Greg – Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli sold huge numbers as well. Just sayin'.

      November 4, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Lianne D.

      Yeah I'm from BC and I don't like them. I actually don't know anyone who likes them either but funny enough, they sell tons of CDs, they have sold out concerts and do make the charts and they are huge in the US. Heck, they even have groopies! Let's just blame it on Obama :o)

      November 4, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Venusian

      My sister loves them but then again she has no taste. Sorry sis!

      November 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Dean

    To our Big Brother USA, As a Canadian I do not understand the issue with Nickelback playing at the superbowl... It is funny our two countries are two leaders in the fight against world terrorism, we have fought and died on many battle fields from World War 1 to Afganistan and we took all the planes in American Air space and looked after the people that were stranded because of our enemies on 9/11. Then this cramp comes up. You tell me what our enemies are thinking??? Looks like the General Population forgets Canada is your best friend... Dean, White Rock, British Columbia. Canada...

    November 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • r p

      This is not for the superbowl, and the argument is, Detroit is a rock and roll city, so choose a band from Detroit

      November 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liam

      Dear Canuck,

      It's the Thanksgiving game, not the Super Bowl. BIG difference.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      Couldn't have said it better myself. Many Americans like to think they are masters of the world, at various times hating France, Cuba, Germany, and even Canada. Firstly, half of Hollywood is comprised of Canadians, and a lot of musicians. Go to Vegas and watch Paul Anka or Shania. And the guy above mentions Bieber, Neil Young, Guess Who, Bryan Adams etc etc. Hate Nickleback if you want, but leave the Canadian thing alone. And by the way America, you aren't king anymore. Show a little humility.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      Nickelback is a polarizing band. I would not play them at an NFL game, but they would fit in nicely at a Red Wings game. That would explain why I want to punch someone in the face while listening to them.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • yourmom

      You're not helping the Canadian cause here much dude.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      I'm a Canadian and I'd really like it if the US of A would claim Dean. He's way too sensitive.

      November 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vangroovy

      Coming from Dean's city's big brother (Vancouver), I can honestly say that the only people in British Columbia who like Nickelback are from A)White Rock B)Abbotsford C)Langley D)Aldergrove E)Your roof, because they are your ROOFER. F)Many parts of the United States, and for no explicable reason. Seriously, I think more Americans should consult Canadians about the "local talent" before getting too hopped up. We could have saved you from Celine Dion ages ago.

      November 3, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ch66

      Honestly I didn't even know they were Canadian. I just know they suck.

      November 3, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dude

      There are two issues. There's the suck issue and the local talent issue. If Rush were playing, there would still be the "we should be showcasing local talent issue". Even though, Rush is huge in Detroit and throughout the US.

      Since you neglected to mention this, I will. In 1979 the US embassy in Tehran was overrun by extremists and the Americans trapped there were held for 444 days. Many Americans were able to get to the the Canadian Embassy where they were issued Canadian passports to escape Iran. This was a very risky move on the part of the Canadian diplomats. So, thanks!

      November 3, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Light In The Black

      What do you expect from us Americans, huh ?
      We renamed french fries "Freedom Fries: because the french said it was a bad idea to
      invade Iraq.
      Guess they was right.

      November 4, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • IcemanSlim

      r p, Motown put Detroit on the map and Bob Seager, Ted Nugget and Kiss made it Rock & Roll!!!

      November 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |

      Its not the Superbowl but the Thanksgiving day game at Ford Field. Fans just need to backoff and enjoy the show. Really its about football not the halftime show. Go Nickelback.

      November 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • America the greedy

      Canada , the #1 supplier of oil to the U.S, should shut the oil supply off. Remember the Roman Empire. They lasted 2000 years. Greed and immorality and huge armies they couldnt afford did them in. Same thing with the American Empire, but it wont make it 250 years. Imploding from within. haha

      November 4, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Ross

      Look "America the greedy'. If we decide we want your oil, I assure you, we'll take it.

      November 5, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob836

      Detroit is a rock and roll city??? Is that why the Hall of Fame is in Cleveland and the inductions are conducted in NYC?

      November 5, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Sharon

    Just to be clear, I am a Canadian and I live in the same province that Nickelback comes from and I would like to apologize for some of the crappy music that has come from this country...Nickelback, Drake, Justin Bieber, Shania Twain, Celine Dion (who is obviously loved in Vegas – which I might point out is and AMERICAN city) etc...

    Nickelback is one of the top touring bands in the US so that doesn't say much about the US's taste in music does it...

    Keep in mind, the US and produced Rebecca Black, Lady BlahBlah, the Black Eyed Peas and many a lame band or musical "act".

    November 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • AndreaM

      I'm from Denver, I apologize to you for The Fray, OneRepublic and 3Oh!3.

      November 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keegan VerBurg

      Hate Nickleback? Check out this video; it's 2 minutes of put Nickleback-loathing.

      November 3, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • sid

      foo fighters would be a good thanksgiving day band...just sayin

      November 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      AndreaM – Apology accepted 🙂

      November 3, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dude

      As an American I must, sadly, admit that our musical taste, as a nation, is pretty poor. I blame a lot of that on watered down, undrinkable beer.

      We did ignore our own Jimi Hendrix, until he was a hit in England.

      In our defense, Rush and Neil Young had a lot of their early success here.

      November 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      I live in Alabama...apologies for all the crap country music that tries to "crossover." I find NB to be the most vulgar band on the planet, I'd go to a GWAR/Megadeath concert before I listened to that NB shizzzz

      November 4, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Will.E.Coyote

      Curse you Canada for blasting us with Celine Dion...take your Justin Beaver back too...

      November 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr T

      "Who are you? The Foo Fighters? I hate Foos! I'll join you."

      November 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I am from Peoria, Illinois, and I apologize for REO Speedwagon.

      November 4, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curtis The Mailman

      Good Call!!!

      November 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  269. nate

    Everything that is good comes from Canada The Beautiful ! Maple Syrup. Hockey. Salmon. Other things too.

    November 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      Justin Bieber, For one.

      November 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      You are more than welcome to take him back.

      November 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Argghhh NO, I'm Canadian – you can keep Justin there!

      November 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whawha?

      Seal clubbing?

      November 3, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank D

      Salmon comes from Alaska you idiot, Canadians deserve a fair chance on getting hated on equally. Nickelback stands for everything that is wrong with music today and our youth. Please Roger Goodell rid of these hosers!

      November 4, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
    • youcantsplityourpleas

      We have salmon in Oregon and I'd listen to Nu Shooz or Everclear before Nickelback anyday.

      November 4, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • bobby b

      Gaven when was the last time you were in Detroit? You certainly seem to know a lot about it from the arrant news story you catch here and there probably about something bad. Frankly writing this is as much time as anyone should ever waste on you. I hope you stay out of my city and trash talk it from whatever Podunk town you are from.

      November 4, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      @Frank D
      Dude, whoever told you that salmon "come from" Alaska was pulling one over on you. Of course they also don't come from Canada. In fact, I have rarely seen a salmon at any of my border crossing stops.

      November 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • NDres

      Seal clubbing and Celine Dion are good?! Figures a dumb Canadian would say everything good comes from Canada. You guys can't drive either! Stay in Canada! Quit coming to the US to shop!

      November 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • DK

      The guess who, neil young, basketball, arcade fire, rush, blackberry, poutine, ski doo, DFA 1979, paul anka, theory of a deadman, tegan and sara and the telephone. All of these bands and things more than make up for Nickleback.

      November 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curtis The Mailman

      I have been to Canada before. Beautiful country, awesome people. I have high regards for John Candy, Bob & Doug and of course... Beer, eh?

      November 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  270. nate

    You are aboot to make me mad you hoser. Us Canadians are winners! We have the greatest hockey teams in the world! GO MAPLE LEAFS ! : ]

    November 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Voiceoreason

      You won a stanley cup when? Go Ottawa...HAHAHAHAHAHA

      November 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • sid

      could be worse....they could have got coldplay.

      November 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rezblade

      Agree with you sid!! and go canucks!

      November 4, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Nameless-guy

      James PDX should leave Portland – funny stuff man.

      November 4, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • lloyd

      that's your comeback to most humans despising a crappy Canadian band, nate? you have the best hockey teams? the teams made up of americans, russians, swedes, finns, etc..., and some canadians?

      nice retort, eh?

      November 4, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • WIngsforLIfe

      Really? I believe that the US has pretty much dominated the NHL for a long time. The Wings will take any candian team and beat them like the nickleback lovers they are. NIckleback is a legit excuse to invade Cana-Duh

      November 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      Maples Leafs? Seriously??

      They haven't won the Cup since 1967!

      Reason: They suck!!

      November 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leenie

      Greatest teams in hockey????? Um the Bruins are from The United States. We even beat a Canadian team to win the Cup.

      November 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mart

      Hey Bob, at least us Canadian dont screw-up the world ecnomie and create wars all over the place.
      nice going Bob.

      November 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisK

      Pretty sure before displaying some good ol' stereotypical American ignorance about USA always being the best at everything you should take a look at some Stats pertaining to hockey on a world wide level, we not only dominate hockey on a north american level but on a world level. Google it eh!

      As of the 2011-2012 season the NHL is comprised of 53.3% Canadian players to the Us's 22.2%

      Olympic Medals:
      Mens: Canada – 14/20 Olympics tournaments played = 8gold,4silver,2bronze
      USA – 11/21 Olympic tournaments played = , 2 gold, 8 silver, 1 bronze
      Womens: Candaa – 4/4 Olympic tournaments played = 3gold,1 silver
      USA – 4/4 Olympic tournaments played , 1 gold,3 silver

      November 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duhhh

      I really LIKE the band they ROCK

      November 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Betty


      November 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • chrisK

      Top 5 most winning Stanly cup teams, notice 3 of 5 are Canadian?
      Montreal Canadiens: 23
      Toronto Maple Leafs: 13
      Detroit Red Wings: 11
      Boston Bruins: 6
      Edmonton Oilers: 5

      November 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • dory

      well nickelback is alot better than the detroit lions anyways, & we support terrisom if we BUY the albums come on !! with everything else going on in the world u guys r worried about nickelback playing a 1/2 time show on thanksgiving. nickel back is one of the best rock bands out there right now so GET over it

      November 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Layne

      You Canadians are cute. It's like you think you have your own country or something.

      November 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      These people are truly rediculous,and obviously since they are Detroit fans are clearly out of their minds to begin with. I am a Nickelback fan and I take offense to their absolutely rediculous comments. Maybe if they got some rappers on their you Detroit fans can be happy. Seriously, I am glad I moved away from Michigan so I don't have to be associated with that lousy team and their idiotic fans anymore. For such a lousy band they are pretty successful. Grow up and get over it.

      November 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say it ain't so

      Can someone please explain to me how a simple distaste of a band (nickelback) turn into: hockey teams, seal clubbing, Celine dion & freedom fries??? These responses are a clear indication of everything that's wrong in the world. There is crap where our brains used to be.

      November 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rschier

      Sorry...I love all things about Canada with one major exception: MUSIC. I have yet to hear anything but overwhelming blandness from anything I've heard north of the border.....

      November 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • don'tbashCanada

      Re: "Honestly I didn't even know they were Canadian. I just know they suck."

      Yes, they do suck. they suck big time. that's still no reason to bash Canada. At least the US has one neighbor that doesn't try to take full and complete advantage of us. Plus, Canada gave us Trailer Park Boys. The funniest TV show EVER!!!

      November 5, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • ron

      Yet these same fans have no problem with Madonna playing the Superbowl halftime show???

      November 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug 66

      1966-67 was the last time Toronto won a cup. Shut up Canada your just a mirror image of the United States more like our pesky little brother.

      November 5, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • pam

      Nickelback is a great band. Saw them in concert, great show! Detroit should be thankful for two things-Ndamahkun Suh (sp?) and the fact that any band wants to play there.

      November 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob836

      Nasal? Better them than Green Day. Somebody PLEASE tell that guy to blow his nose!

      November 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ready

      Its funny that Canadians think that hockey matters. LOL how cute.

      Saying you are the best at hocket is like saying that Australians are the best at Australian football NOBODY CARES.

      November 6, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Stacy Levesque

      What a bunch of babies!!! Grow up Detroit!! Nickleback is from Canada. Anyone worth their salt knows that, so don't worry, they won't be associated with DETROIT!!! GROW UP!!!! It's just a freaking band, and ya know what? I like em. I'm a fan of another team, but I'd turn to that game, just to see Nickleback! So there!

      November 6, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      You guys really love your hockey. I guess that's all you have. Name one, just one, other thing that gets Canada recognition.

      November 6, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Crazedracer

      Rschier – Canadian music rocks if you ignore Nickelback... 3 Days Grace and Art of Dying???? Hell Yeah!

      November 6, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
    • sdgman

      Hockey... Canadian soccer

      November 6, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      Hey, the Maple Leafs played a great game last night!

      They only LOST to the Boston Bruins 7-0!!

      November 6, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • OmegaMan

      Hey Nate Americans don't hate our Canadian bros, just Nickel back. Some of their lyrics are pure filth. They are really 3rd rate. Good luck to your team.

      November 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • topper harley


      November 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Proud Canuck

      It seems to be forgotten that CANADA WON SEVEN GOLD MEDALS, count em, SEVEN, in the Winter Olympics since 1920. SIX of the SEVEN Gold Medals where won playing against the US team. Regardless as to whether or not there were Americans or other country members on the Gold Winning Canadian Team, Canada won Gold over the US of A team 6 out of 7 times we played them.

      November 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curtis The Mailman

      If the problem is the band then send in RUSH!!! Those guys still rock our US A**es off!!!

      November 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • oilcountry

      most of the bruins players are canadian, the only reason american teams win are because most of their players are canadian.

      ps. leafs suck

      November 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Why not let a band from the US play?? Even better why not let a band from MI play?!??! I think POP EVIL should play at half time.... they are from MI and they ROCK!!!!!

      November 7, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      First of all, "hockey" is a sports played by girls on a field. You're referring to "ice hockey", a silly novelty game where some guys decided to combine said girls sport with curling.

      November 7, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcus

      I'm always amazed when people hate hockey and love baseball or basketball. I wonder, what color is the sky in oppositeland?

      November 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |

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