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2012-11-26 11:27:57 AM  
Whether you like him or not, he is the biggest, most relevant current star to come from Canada. And watching the half time show last night, if they were booing, the acoustics didn't pick it up, and obviously the fans on ground level in front of the stage were not involved with that. Just like the Super Bowl, the fans in the stands watching the football game really don't have anything to do with what they are trying to do with the halftime show.

As I said on another thread, I didn't see any promotion of the Grey Cup on NBCSN really, or the halftime show, and my guess on that is because it went against SNF on NBC. If NBC didn't have SNF, I think they'd have really pushed promoting that a lot more, as they could have probably pushed a pretty good rating for NBCSN with the halftime show.
 
2012-11-26 12:42:48 PM  
Compact Flourescant Lightbulbs have fans?
 
2012-11-26 12:50:05 PM  
Linoleum_Blownapart: Compact Flourescant Lightbulbs have fans?

blogs.seattleweekly.com

Duh.
 
2012-11-26 02:10:18 PM  
The only good part about the Grey Cup game was that Calgary's coach finally, after 58 minutes of offensive failure, put in Bo Levi Mitchell at QB and he led them to their only TD of the game.
 
2012-11-26 02:10:40 PM  
So Timberlake at SARS stock is = A Bieber at the grey cup. + flying hot dogs(bieber didnt have to dodge any)
 
2012-11-26 02:14:32 PM  

dletter: And watching the half time show last night, if they were booing, the acoustics didn't pick it up


I heard it easily, and I got first-hand confirmation of massive, massive booing
 
2012-11-26 02:16:31 PM  
Is FARK getting paid by Justine's management? Isn't this the 57th "I don't know what a Justin Bieber is..." thread of the last few days?
 
2012-11-26 02:19:36 PM  

Sargun: dletter: And watching the half time show last night, if they were booing, the acoustics didn't pick it up

I heard it easily, and I got first-hand confirmation of massive, massive booing


it boggles the mind to think who thought putting him in the halftime show for a FOOTBALL game whos demographic is mainly 18-58 year old males would be a good idea.

Everytime miss matches like this happen, i picture some big shot giving the opportunity to whatever secretary soccer mom hes banging at the time, and that secretary soccer mom always says "what would my daughter love to see?" and BAM .. instant fail at the speed of sound. It always makes the choice understandable. Always.
 
2012-11-26 02:23:37 PM  
about the only thing that could have saved that half time show was if that Carly Jetson or whatever just took her shirt off.
 
2012-11-26 02:26:34 PM  

darch: Is FARK getting paid by Justine's management? Isn't this the 57th "I don't know what a Justin Bieber is..." thread of the last few days?


Does one of them have the picture of him with Harper? Because that really is hilarious.
 
2012-11-26 02:33:52 PM  
I now respect Canada.
 
2012-11-26 02:45:05 PM  
It's not that I'm necessarily against this Beiber meme, but I just don't see how it merits being used so damn much. It's not clever in any way.
 
2012-11-26 02:47:04 PM  

SweetSaws: I now respect Canada.


The feeling is not mutual.
 
2012-11-26 02:51:53 PM  
I'm not sure if this is better or worse than the time Ashlee Simpson did the Orange Bowl halftime
 
2012-11-26 03:00:03 PM  

IAmRight: The only good part about the Grey Cup game was that Calgary's coach finally, after 58 minutes of offensive failure, put in Bo Levi Mitchell at QB and he led them to their only TD of the game.


the (most recent) SMU cool guy QB.
 
2012-11-26 03:04:00 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-11-26 03:07:31 PM  

inclemency: SweetSaws: I now respect Canada.

The feeling is not mutual.


No need for that. I mean, do you want this to devolve into a dick waving contest?
 
2012-11-26 03:12:04 PM  
I said it when I saw the halftime show last night and I will say it again here.

This year we don't get to make fun of the wussy Superbowl halftime act. I cannot think of anyway that the Americans can outlame us this time.
 
2012-11-26 03:16:13 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: I said it when I saw the halftime show last night and I will say it again here.

This year we don't get to make fun of the wussy Superbowl halftime act. I cannot think of anyway that the Americans can outlame us this time.


The problem is thought.... when has the halftime act for a big football game ever really been about the average 'football fan".... it is there because they are hoping to pull in other audiences, and hoping people are having "Super Bowl/Grey Cup" whatever parties. I mean, were Prince or Madonna supposed to be really hitting your standard Football fans musical tastes?
 
2012-11-26 03:18:50 PM  

poisonedpawn78: it boggles the mind to think who thought putting him in the halftime show for a FOOTBALL game whos demographic is mainly 18-58 year old males would be a good idea.



Is that true for the Grey Cup?  For the Super Bowl is most certainly isn't.  The demographic is basically *everyone in the country*.
 
Also, with the massive success the Super Bowl is... you've got to think the CFL marketers want to try to come close to something like that.  Make it an event that even non-football fans want to see.
 
Did the Beiber thing fail?  Maybe.  But when I heard he was going to be part of the show, it made sense to me.  Also, just because people in the *stands* were booing... doesn't mean they didn't hit a home run with the under-18 (mostly girls) audience.  I'd have to see the numbers there.
 
2012-11-26 03:20:55 PM  

dletter: Representative of the unwashed masses: I said it when I saw the halftime show last night and I will say it again here.

This year we don't get to make fun of the wussy Superbowl halftime act. I cannot think of anyway that the Americans can outlame us this time.

The problem is thought.... when has the halftime act for a big football game ever really been about the average 'football fan".... it is there because they are hoping to pull in other audiences, and hoping people are having "Super Bowl/Grey Cup" whatever parties. I mean, were Prince or Madonna supposed to be really hitting your standard Football fans musical tastes?


Certainly not, a friend of mine posted on facebook last night that while he hates Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen etc. that it was a good PR move for the league. It gets the attention of the schoolgirls who listen to that crap and gets them to watch a football game. If just a few decide they like football then it pays off. While it would be awesome to see a Bon Jovi or AC/DC play it doesn't reach out to untapped markets.

That being said. Screw Bieber, he sucks. Comparing sucktitude of halftime shows is just a mans right in my opinion.
 
2012-11-26 03:23:21 PM  

downstairs: poisonedpawn78: it boggles the mind to think who thought putting him in the halftime show for a FOOTBALL game whos demographic is mainly 18-58 year old males would be a good idea.


Is that true for the Grey Cup?  For the Super Bowl is most certainly isn't.  The demographic is basically *everyone in the country*.
 
Also, with the massive success the Super Bowl is... you've got to think the CFL marketers want to try to come close to something like that.  Make it an event that even non-football fans want to see.
 
Did the Beiber thing fail?  Maybe.  But when I heard he was going to be part of the show, it made sense to me.  Also, just because people in the *stands* were booing... doesn't mean they didn't hit a home run with the under-18 (mostly girls) audience.  I'd have to see the numbers there.


The market it as a national past time which is pretty spot on if you ask me. The real cool thing they did before the game was let people take turns carrying the cup on a several mile hike to the stadium yesterday. That's something you won't see in any other league. Can you imagine the NFL allowing common fans to carry the Lombardi trophy? The Grey Cup is even more special since it like the Stanley Cup is a one off.
 
2012-11-26 03:30:41 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: I said it when I saw the halftime show last night and I will say it again here.

This year we don't get to make fun of the wussy Superbowl halftime act. I cannot think of anyway that the Americans can outlame us this time.

I dunno, we could allways pull out Elvis Presto and have him do a card trick
 
2012-11-26 04:41:21 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: dletter: Representative of the unwashed masses: I said it when I saw the halftime show last night and I will say it again here.

This year we don't get to make fun of the wussy Superbowl halftime act. I cannot think of anyway that the Americans can outlame us this time.

The problem is thought.... when has the halftime act for a big football game ever really been about the average 'football fan".... it is there because they are hoping to pull in other audiences, and hoping people are having "Super Bowl/Grey Cup" whatever parties. I mean, were Prince or Madonna supposed to be really hitting your standard Football fans musical tastes?

Certainly not, a friend of mine posted on facebook last night that while he hates Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen etc. that it was a good PR move for the league. It gets the attention of the schoolgirls who listen to that crap and gets them to watch a football game. If just a few decide they like football then it pays off. While it would be awesome to see a Bon Jovi or AC/DC play it doesn't reach out to untapped markets.

That being said. Screw Bieber, he sucks. Comparing sucktitude of halftime shows is just a mans right in my opinion.


The flipside to that is that I was watching the Grey Cup, then halftime came. I have no interest in watching the MMVAs as presented by the CFL, so I switched over to the start of Green Bay - NYG.

Honestly, I flipped back to the Grey Cup once or twice after that. The halftime show forced me to find something else to watch, and that something else held my interest.
 
2012-11-26 04:44:00 PM  

Heims: Representative of the unwashed masses: dletter: Representative of the unwashed masses: I said it when I saw the halftime show last night and I will say it again here.

This year we don't get to make fun of the wussy Superbowl halftime act. I cannot think of anyway that the Americans can outlame us this time.

The problem is thought.... when has the halftime act for a big football game ever really been about the average 'football fan".... it is there because they are hoping to pull in other audiences, and hoping people are having "Super Bowl/Grey Cup" whatever parties. I mean, were Prince or Madonna supposed to be really hitting your standard Football fans musical tastes?

Certainly not, a friend of mine posted on facebook last night that while he hates Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen etc. that it was a good PR move for the league. It gets the attention of the schoolgirls who listen to that crap and gets them to watch a football game. If just a few decide they like football then it pays off. While it would be awesome to see a Bon Jovi or AC/DC play it doesn't reach out to untapped markets.

That being said. Screw Bieber, he sucks. Comparing sucktitude of halftime shows is just a mans right in my opinion.

The flipside to that is that I was watching the Grey Cup, then halftime came. I have no interest in watching the MMVAs as presented by the CFL, so I switched over to the start of Green Bay - NYG.

Honestly, I flipped back to the Grey Cup once or twice after that. The halftime show forced me to find something else to watch, and that something else held my interest.


That's understandable as Calgary put on a suckfest clinic last night. If it were a close game I'd try to make you feel bad.

Though I did enjoy seeing frustrated John Cornish. Seeing him suffer is almost as much fun for a Rider fan as a frustrated Henry Burris.
 
2012-11-26 05:03:49 PM  
Bieber crossing over to CFL makes as much sense as the ads with Drew Brees and One Direction. WTF?
 
2012-11-26 05:42:30 PM  
Give me his money. They can boo me all they want.
 
2012-11-26 05:44:26 PM  
I was going to say "Canadians are under no obligation to like shiatty music just because it comes from their country," but then I have no explanation for Barenaked Ladies.
 
2012-11-26 06:00:53 PM  
I don't have a problem with the half-time show(you gotta drum up interest somehow). I do however have a problem with the painfully obvious lip-synching.
 
2012-11-26 06:06:22 PM  
I thought it was great...you could literally see his career evaporating in front of his eyes, he knew it, and he was afraid.

Until now, he's basically played to an audience of tween girls and their parents. I've honestly never even heard a Justin Bieber song until last night. I bet I'm not alone in that audience. As posted above, the main CFL audience is 18-58 year old males, with a surprising demographic of women 30+, who grew up with only 2 channels, so they kind of just developed an interest in it with nothing else to watch on weekend afternoons. Bieber doesn't come near to appealing to ANY of them. And so he walked out there in his pleather vest and pleather pants, and saw the horrible truth: outside of tween girls, He's Not Popular.

I will give him two things: one, he did at least sing the first song without autotune or an overdub; and two, he was better than the Black Eyed Peas.

I was actually sort of impressed with Jepsen, as she was clearly singing live as well...if you've ever seen J-pop teen idols, that's exactly what it was. Didn't watch the first two acts...I have no interest or liking for Lightfoot's music, and never even heard of Marinara Trough or whatever they were called.
 
2012-11-26 06:14:14 PM  

Kurohone: I thought it was great...you could literally see his career evaporating in front of his eyes, he knew it, and he was afraid.

Until now, he's basically played to an audience of tween girls and their parents. I've honestly never even heard a Justin Bieber song until last night. I bet I'm not alone in that audience. As posted above, the main CFL audience is 18-58 year old males, with a surprising demographic of women 30+, who grew up with only 2 channels, so they kind of just developed an interest in it with nothing else to watch on weekend afternoons. Bieber doesn't come near to appealing to ANY of them. And so he walked out there in his pleather vest and pleather pants, and saw the horrible truth: outside of tween girls, He's Not Popular.

I will give him two things: one, he did at least sing the first song without autotune or an overdub; and two, he was better than the Black Eyed Peas.

I was actually sort of impressed with Jepsen, as she was clearly singing live as well...if you've ever seen J-pop teen idols, that's exactly what it was. Didn't watch the first two acts...I have no interest or liking for Lightfoot's music, and never even heard of Marinara Trough or whatever they were called.


I muted the sound, and caught up on the Grey Cup thread. BTW, Kuruhone, as I'm a CFL neophyte, you were my go-to guy for information on what I was watching. Thanks. It was a fun thread. 

/more fun than any of the NFL games
 
2012-11-26 06:21:21 PM  
Uhm, thanks, but are you sure? I was hardly posting at all last night really.
 
mjg
2012-11-26 06:31:22 PM  
 
mjg
2012-11-26 06:34:56 PM  
Oh, and one for the Canadians. Skydome grand opening.
 
2012-11-26 06:41:12 PM  

mjg: Oh, and one for the Canadians. Skydome grand opening.


farking hell...
 
2012-11-26 06:46:18 PM  

SultanofSchwing: mjg: Oh, and one for the Canadians. Skydome grand opening.

farking hell...


yup. That always annoyed me. Toronto is so much the center of the media universe here we get network specials on the opening of a new building. It's a little better now...
 
2012-11-26 06:47:21 PM  

mjg: Greatest halftime show ever.


No wonder prescription drugs became so popular.
 
2012-11-26 06:50:48 PM  

mjg: Oh, and one for the Canadians. Skydome grand opening.


Ok, that was worst.
 
2012-11-26 06:56:36 PM  

Lego_Addict: mjg: Oh, and one for the Canadians. Skydome grand opening.

Ok, that was worst.


Or worse even.
 
2012-11-26 08:03:33 PM  

mjg: Oh, and one for the Canadians. Skydome grand opening.


That was so 80s it was practically the 70s.
 
2012-11-26 08:52:43 PM  
Wow. Two things I don't care about.
 
2012-11-26 10:27:04 PM  

Lego_Addict: Lego_Addict: mjg: Oh, and one for the Canadians. Skydome grand opening.

Ok, that was worst.

Or worse even.


But, but, Glass Tiger!
 
2012-11-26 10:35:54 PM  

BATMANATEE: Lego_Addict: Lego_Addict: mjg: Oh, and one for the Canadians. Skydome grand opening.

Ok, that was worst.

Or worse even.

But, but, Glass Tiger!


I would much rather have had Glass Tiger last night than Bieber...

Hell any particular reason they couldn't have subbed Great Big Sea in for one of the acts?
 
2012-11-26 11:13:03 PM  
Sad part with all this BieberPhilia is that the CFL had Burton Cummings sing O Canada, and, had Gordon Lightfoot perform...and it seems to have been ignored. The CFL brings in old music guys who look quite alive...unlike the fossils the NFL brings in

Oh, and I would so do Carly Rae Jepsen. She is quite adorkable. Fark the Haters
 
2012-11-26 11:15:42 PM  

DancingElkCondor: Sad part with all this BieberPhilia is that the CFL had Burton Cummings sing O Canada, and, had Gordon Lightfoot perform...and it seems to have been ignored. The CFL brings in old music guys who look quite alive...unlike the fossils the NFL brings in

Oh, and I would so do Carly Rae Jepsen. She is quite adorkable. Fark the Haters


Cummings did the worst butchering of the anthem ever in my opinion. Even more so than the O Christmas Tree version...
 
2012-11-27 12:02:05 AM  
Justin Bieber buffed up?

Kinda like a pretty girl cutting her hair short to be more attractive.
 
2012-11-27 01:03:46 AM  

mjg: Greatest halftime show ever.


From the YouTube comments:

"The flashes you see in the background aren't cameras, they're people shooting themselves."

I lol'd.
 
2012-11-27 02:36:33 AM  

inclemency: SweetSaws: I now respect Canada.

The feeling is not mutual.


You realize no one in America gives a shiat, right? It just makes you guys look pathetic.
 
2012-11-27 02:49:24 AM  

TheJoe03: inclemency: SweetSaws: I now respect Canada.

The feeling is not mutual.

You realize no one in America gives a shiat, right? It just makes you guys look pathetic.


As a Canadian I don't care. Now let us continue discussions on cfl football. There are several Romoception threads you can choose from ;)
 
2012-11-27 03:01:12 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: As a Canadian I don't care.


People like you are the reason I still love Canadians despite all the "Scott the dicks" out there. As for Romo, LALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

/CFL intrigues me, but it seems kind of wacky to me, so I really have nothing to add to that without sounding like a moron.
//Romo isn't really the problem, I blame Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett, the offensive line, the running game, and THEN Romo, in that order.
 
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