Get ready to hear SpongeBob Squarepants get his musical side going as he will lead Nickelodeon’s Super Bowl coverage. Fans of the underwater character will hear him perform Sweet Victory. Let the record show that SpongeBob has offered up this song before.
Yes, you have to go back to Sept. 7, 2001. That was in his show’s second season and he performed Sweet Victory. SpongeBob and Patrick Star will be animated characters in the booth. They will be alongside CBS Sports broadcasters Noah Eagle and Nate Burleson.
Also, SpongeBob Squarepants fans will get a kick out of having Sandy Cheeks on the sidelines. Larry the Lobster also will be along to offer up his unique brand of commentary.
SpongeBob Offered Song Up Back In 2001
Let’s offer up a little more history about Sweet Victory. In the 2001 episode, Squidward had quite the task. It was to form a band that could play at the “Bubble Bowl.” Squidward also spent time trying to teach different characters from Bikini Bottom how to play instruments, according to Awful Announcing.
How did it all turn out? Hmm, not so hot. Yet SpongeBob did manage to save the day. Sweet Victory has a nice beat to it and kind of sounds like a classic rock ‘n’ roll song. On Thursday, CBS Sports put out a brief video showing SpongeBob rocking out to this song.
This optional broadcast will be geared toward younger football fans. Nickelodeon has offered up a weekly NFL broadcast during the season titled NFL SlimeTime. It featured players and highlights with a special Nickelodeon twist to it. Burleson and Young Dylan are hosts on the show.
When NFL highlights are shown, they have a special Nick twist to them. There’s a lot of cool graphics and animation that splashes across the screen. Speaking of splashes, there are those momentary times when slime makes an appearance.
Super Bowl Telecast Is First For Nickelodeon
The Super Bowl broadcast marks the first time Nickelodeon will be showing the “Big Game.” Patrick Mahones and Travis Kelce will lead the Kansas City Chiefs against Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers. Opening kickoff will be close to 6:30 p.m. Eastern.
Noah Eagle, who will be calling the action for Nickelodeon, is the son of longtime sportscaster Ian Eagle. Ian has been heard throughout the NFL season on CBS Sports and Westwood One Radio. But Noah found himself in the spotlight when the NFL playoffs kicked off. He replaced longtime NBC Sports voice Al Michaels in the broadcast booth. Eagle works for NBC Sports on their Big Ten Saturday Night broadcast.
Kids should get a kick out of the Nickelodeon broadcast.
For the adults, though, CBS Sports will be carrying the main telecast with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on the call. Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn will be along the sidelines. James Brown and Ian Eagle will handle pregame host duties.
If radio is your thing for Super Bowl LVIII, then you can tune into Westwood One Sports. Kevin Harlan and Kurt Warner will be in the booth, while Laura Okmin and Mike Golic will be on the sidelines.
But the only place you will see any slime during Super Bowl LVIII is right on Nickelodeon. And, of course, you get SpongeBob Squarepants, Patrick Star, and others from Bikini Bottom at the Super Bowl.
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