Who the heck is Mike Posner?

Did you watch Mike Posner’s Thanksgiving Day halftime show at Ford Field? God help you if you did.

Just so you know, the headline of this article asking “Who the heck is Mike Posner?” is not just a headline intended to invite internet clicks.

It’s a legitimate question. I literally have no idea who Mike Posner is.

Or I guess, I had no idea who he was until about 10 minutes ago, when I was subjected to watch him perform something that was supposed to resemble a halftime show. Now I have heard of Mike Posner, and I think my life was better off before.

Before that halftime show began, my Thanksgiving morning was off to a good start. I had a good breakfast, caught the ending of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on CBS, and then settled in for an entertaining first half of football between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

Though it was a low-scoring first half, it was still pretty watchable football, with Chicago entering the break with a 9-7 lead and setting us up for a fun second half. Everything was going just swimmingly.

But then Mike Posner happened, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Posner played some piano and did some singing, I guess. I wasn’t really sure what I was watching. The only thing I knew was that I would be hearing an overblown saxophone ringing in my head for the rest of the day.

Upon a little bit of research, I learned that Posner was born and raised in Detroit, and that’s why he was chosen to perform at halftime on the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day game.

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The funny thing is, my roommate was also born and raised in Detroit, and thus already knew about Posner, unlike myself. My roommate had the perfect comment to Posner: “The only reason anybody there is putting up with you is because you’re from Detroit.”

Eventually, the halftime show finally ended, and that’s one of the things I’m thankful for on this great holiday.

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