You no longer have to go to Bikini Bottom to find the charismatic and fun sponge cook. The union between Nickelodeon and the NFL, the main American football competition, has led SpongeBob and his friends to be the protagonists of the meeting between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears. Although the game could be followed in a traditional way by CBS, the Nickelodeon show was unmissable, with a performance that turned the Bank of America Stadium into a real party.
The event was used by both parties. Nickelodeon was able to promote the new SpongeBob series Kamp Koral, in which you can see Patricio Estrella, Sandy Meillas, Squidward Tentacles and other friends from when they were still little children enjoying summer camp. For its part, the NFL manages to enter fully into children’s entertainment, with a montage totally designed to entertain and attract the attention of young fans.
The commentators took on a much more childish tone, explaining things very differently than in the original broadcasts. They compared moving the ball around the field to doing homework, and crossing the red line as the day of the test. Also all the visuals are adapted in the NFL Wild Card Game. Players were constantly compared to characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, the graphics had the mythical colorful style of the series, and even the young Sheldon Cooper appeared to explain refereeing concepts.
The extravagant union between Nickelodeon and the NFL has also reached video games. Madden NFL 21, the official game of the national football league, has special game modes inspired by the characters in Bikini Bottom, as well as different pieces of clothing that will make Patrick Mahomes himself look like a fan of the best sponge cook.
It must be remembered that it is not the first appearance of SpongeBob in a sporting event, since in Super Bowl LIII, the final of the NFL in 2019, he had a very brief appearance in the Halftime Show, one of the most important musical events.
Madden NFL 21 is on the new generation of consoles (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S), and also on the past generation (PS4 and Xbox One). Therefore, if you are enjoying the game as much as we do, don’t forget you can buy Madden coins on MUTeamGo store!
(Contributed by GB; Edited by Hermes_Fang)