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(Huffington Post Canada)   I don't know what a Grey Cup is, but don't expect anyone to be around to watch the second half   (huffingtonpost.ca) divider line 32
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2012-10-28 12:24:25 PM
They didn't learn from Black Eyed Peas fiasco?

Jerks.
 
2012-10-28 01:30:34 PM
I guess they want to display all their pop starts at once.What will they do next year? Do ppl up there still care about Bearnaked Ladies?
 
2012-10-28 01:31:16 PM
It's America's solemn duty to take back our crown of shiatty half-time football entertainment. I propose an hourlong "Gangnam Style" musical number.
 
2012-10-28 01:34:33 PM
At least Drake isn't involved?
 
2012-10-28 01:35:46 PM

hundreddollarman: It's America's solemn duty to take back our crown of shiatty half-time football entertainment. I propose an hourlong "Gangnam Style" musical number.


That would be 100x better than this.
 
2012-10-28 01:43:42 PM
Could have been worse. Could have been Nickelback.
 
2012-10-28 01:44:53 PM
On behalf of the Canadian people, I apologize.
 
2012-10-28 02:23:30 PM

RepoManTSM: I guess they want to display all their pop starts at once.What will they do next year? Do ppl up there still care about Bearnaked Ladies?


Next year will feature this Canuck celebrity power couple:
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2012-10-28 02:34:49 PM
Gordon Lightfoot will also be there, so it's not a total loss.
 
2012-10-28 02:37:57 PM
Neil Young? Rush? Arcade Fire? Metric? The Tragically Hip? Our Lady Peace?
 
2012-10-28 02:51:30 PM
Who is Carly Raep?
 
2012-10-28 02:52:35 PM
Wow!

Rabid Canadian football fans and teen-pop stars!

Do these people know their target audience, or what?
 
2012-10-28 03:23:53 PM
I assume these decisions are made by a board. So obviously more than 1 person thought was a good idea. If I had grey cup tickets I would sell them just because. I'm guessing there will be some that do that or it may be a deciding factor on buying tickets in the first place.
 
2012-10-28 03:32:41 PM
Wow, well I wasn't planning on watching the halftime show anyhow. That's time for beer and bathroom!!

Actually I wish I was going to the game . 100th Grey Cup, in Toronto, lots of nice bars nearby? Ya, I would so be there. I was at the 1989 Grey Cup and it was a fantastic time. Even better, my team was in the game, and ended up winning on a last minute field goal. Would love to be there for the 100th. Grey Cup is a major holiday in our household, always has been.
 
2012-10-28 03:34:10 PM
i can haz canadian wardrobe malfunction?

/ for crj
 
2012-10-28 04:19:40 PM
Because nothing says Canadian football demographic like teenage girls who scream endlessly at their own fantasies with a underage boy. This is why the CFL needs to fold and have the NFL expand.

This is just as bad as having timberlake play at sars stock headlined by ACDC and the stones. Nobody loves them some timberlake like 20-60 year old hard rock fans.
 
2012-10-28 04:56:39 PM

poisonedpawn78: Because nothing says Canadian football demographic like teenage girls who scream endlessly at their own fantasies with a underage boy. This is why the CFL needs to fold and have the NFL expand.

This is just as bad as having timberlake play at sars stock headlined by ACDC and the stones. Nobody loves them some timberlake like 20-60 year old hard rock fans.


Well, I think I heard Beonce is doing the Superbowl halftime this year. The NFL is in a terrible slide toward total vaginal domination. Just think...now a quarter of every season is played wearing pink and the halftime shows of the championship games feature performers for nine year old girls. Ridiculous.
 
2012-10-28 05:10:35 PM

hitmanric: I assume these decisions are made by a board. So obviously more than 1 person thought was a good idea. If I had grey cup tickets I would sell them just because. I'm guessing there will be some that do that or it may be a deciding factor on buying tickets in the first place.


It's already sold out well before the season begins most years, this year included

I'm actually going to be in Michigan with the fiancé, so I won't get to see the game which is too bad. At least I have something in common with my blue bombers, I doubt they will be watching it either
 
2012-10-28 05:14:54 PM

poisonedpawn78: Because nothing says Canadian football demographic like teenage girls who scream endlessly at their own fantasies with a underage boy. This is why the CFL needs to fold and have the NFL expand.

This is just as bad as having timberlake play at sars stock headlined by ACDC and the stones. Nobody loves them some timberlake like 20-60 year old hard rock fans.


Yeah because the games the nfl played there were so wildly successful, right? Gimme a break.

Toronto is a leafs town, not a sports town, you American wannabe
 
2012-10-28 05:44:06 PM
The article also said Gordon Lightfoot. That I would like to see.
 
2012-10-28 05:46:51 PM
GODDAMNNITSOMUCH
 
2012-10-28 06:16:03 PM
Canada apologized for Bryan Adams, but with all these lame acts coming from up north, I think we really should invade Canada and set them to rights, once and for all. No amount of apology can make up for "Baby, Baby (Oh Baby)" and "Call Me Maybe".

Sincerely yours,
Shirley Broflovski,
President, Mothers Against Canada
 
2012-10-28 06:37:16 PM

UncleStumpy: poisonedpawn78: Because nothing says Canadian football demographic like teenage girls who scream endlessly at their own fantasies with a underage boy. This is why the CFL needs to fold and have the NFL expand.

This is just as bad as having timberlake play at sars stock headlined by ACDC and the stones. Nobody loves them some timberlake like 20-60 year old hard rock fans.

Yeah because the games the nfl played there were so wildly successful, right? Gimme a break.

Toronto is a leafs town, not a sports town, you American wannabe


because they over priced their market by about tripple or more. The original near sidelines seats were 550$ PER game. Thats what 5 or 6 times the NFL average? Now those same tickets are going for like 150$ .. far more reasonable.

So dont try and play the Toronto hates the NFL game. They farked it up by expecting the standard massive canadian premium. Fact is canadians are tired of paying a premium and we wont do it unless its warrented. and frankly a pre season buffalo bills game isnt worth 150$ let alone 550$. Hell i wouldnt pay 150$ for a PLAYOFF bills game.
 
2012-10-28 06:54:20 PM
And the Lions win it all - they are the champs!!!!!

/Hey, give me a break, it is the only chance I'll ever get to say those words together.
 
2012-10-28 07:20:16 PM

poisonedpawn78: This is why the CFL needs to fold and have the NFL expand.


:: FACEPALM ::

This is not even on the same planet, the same universe, the same century, or the same lifetime as "going to happen." (tm)

Canadian Football League:

"Since 2008, TSN and RDS are the exclusive television and internet broadcasters of all CFL games, including the playoffs and Grey Cup. The five-year agreement, which includes an option for a sixth year, is worth about $16 million annually....On June 29, 2010, a new collective bargaining agreement was ratified that raised the salary cap to $4.25 million for the 2010 CFL season and would continue to increase by $50,000 each season until 2013."

National Football League: (Why don't Americans ever name their shiat? They figure if it's 'THE,' then naturally it's theirs?...anyway)

"Currently, the terrestrial television networks CBS, NBC and Fox - as well as cable television's ESPN - are paying a combined total of $20.4 billion to broadcast NFL games....The [NFL] salary cap is now $120.375 million, with no team salary minimum."

Has the order of magnitude of what you are suggesting sunk in yet? 

/yeah yeah, the source is Wikipedia, drown me...
 
2012-10-28 08:38:25 PM

poisonedpawn78: UncleStumpy: poisonedpawn78: Because nothing says Canadian football demographic like teenage girls who scream endlessly at their own fantasies with a underage boy. This is why the CFL needs to fold and have the NFL expand.

This is just as bad as having timberlake play at sars stock headlined by ACDC and the stones. Nobody loves them some timberlake like 20-60 year old hard rock fans.

Yeah because the games the nfl played there were so wildly successful, right? Gimme a break.

Toronto is a leafs town, not a sports town, you American wannabe

because they over priced their market by about tripple or more. The original near sidelines seats were 550$ PER game. Thats what 5 or 6 times the NFL average? Now those same tickets are going for like 150$ .. far more reasonable.

So dont try and play the Toronto hates the NFL game. They farked it up by expecting the standard massive canadian premium. Fact is canadians are tired of paying a premium and we wont do it unless its warrented. and frankly a pre season buffalo bills game isnt worth 150$ let alone 550$. Hell i wouldnt pay 150$ for a PLAYOFF bills game.


First of all, I never said Toronto hated the nfl. I just made the point that Toronto is at best, an indifferent sports market.

And your last paragraph proved l
my point entirely. the nfl needs markets where the average fan is going to go OMFG I GET TO GO TO AN NFL GAME!!!

I don't think Toronto has enough of those people, and they have proven it.

I would love to have a team go there and prove me wrong.

If love to be proved wrong t
 
2012-10-28 08:39:47 PM
That last line in English

I would love to be proven wrong
 
2012-10-28 08:47:38 PM

SirMadness: poisonedpawn78: This is why the CFL needs to fold and have the NFL expand.

:: FACEPALM ::

This is not even on the same planet, the same universe, the same century, or the same lifetime as "going to happen." (tm)

Canadian Football League:

"Since 2008, TSN and RDS are the exclusive television and internet broadcasters of all CFL games, including the playoffs and Grey Cup. The five-year agreement, which includes an option for a sixth year, is worth about $16 million annually....On June 29, 2010, a new collective bargaining agreement was ratified that raised the salary cap to $4.25 million for the 2010 CFL season and would continue to increase by $50,000 each season until 2013."

National Football League: (Why don't Americans ever name their shiat? They figure if it's 'THE,' then naturally it's theirs?...anyway)

"Currently, the terrestrial television networks CBS, NBC and Fox - as well as cable television's ESPN - are paying a combined total of $20.4 billion to broadcast NFL games....The [NFL] salary cap is now $120.375 million, with no team salary minimum."

Has the order of magnitude of what you are suggesting sunk in yet? 

/yeah yeah, the source is Wikipedia, drown me...


The leagues were created by Americans, for Americans, and not much thought was given to outside audiences back then
 
2012-10-28 09:45:43 PM
I would trade this line up for a Super Bowl Trash-Soul Beyonce and Jay-Z, anyday.

At least the CFL Grey Cup is having some diversity in its half-time show lineup....not so over-rated CrapHop.

And even though my demographic is closer to Gordon Lightfoot and Burton Cummings...I actually like Carly Rae Jepsen.
 
2012-10-29 12:22:11 AM
I hope Gordon Lightfoot uses his guitar to go all Honky Tonk Man on the little shiat's head.
 
2012-10-29 04:24:14 AM
I'm a die hard CFL and NFL fan and even I know the leagues do not give a fark about their true fans with the halftime show. Its sole purpose is to give the idiots who don't watch football a reason to tune in. It hopefully converts said idiots into football fans and pads viewership, giving more exposure to advertisers.

/expecting a wardrobe malfunction with Carly Rae. Bieber will finally feel his first girl boob.
 
2012-10-29 10:09:01 AM

DancingElkCondor: I would trade this line up for a Super Bowl Trash-Soul Beyonce and Jay-Z, anyday.

At least the CFL Grey Cup is having some diversity in its half-time show lineup....not so over-rated CrapHop.

And even though my demographic is closer to Gordon Lightfoot and Burton Cummings...I actually like Carly Rae Jepsen.


This comment is so suburban and white, it probably tivos "Cake Boss" and wears a cellphone holster.
 
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