Nickelback causes all sorts of problems, not sure why they are not considered a terrorist organization:
Of all the things that are troubling about Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, and there are many — see his .240 batting average over the past three seasons, along with his 38 homers and his $65 million salary in that same timespan — this new revelation could be most troubling.
Howard might very well be a Nickelback fan.
Creative taunters at Atlanta's Turner Field held up a sign at Tuesday night's Phillies-Braves game that read, "Ryan Howard listens to Nickelback," which is up there with the worst insults you can hurl at a person. You can talk about someone's mama. Or their sister even. You can say they smell. But accusing a person of liking Nickelback is below the belt.
Here's where things get much worse. When asked by MLB.com's Todd Zolecki about the sign after the game, Howard didn't deny being a fan of the cringeworthy Canadian rock band. C'mon, Ryan. Deny! Deny! Deny! Even if you had a regrettable weekend nine years ago when "Photograph" was your jam, you deny that nonsense. Instead, he said:
"Is it bad to listen to Nickelback? ... I mean, I’m not afraid to say that I diversify my musical portfolio. I didn’t know they could see or hear what … how do they know I listen to Nickelback? I listen to everything. I don’t know if there’s a specific song by Nickelback (I listen to).”