NFL on Nickelodeon: SpongeBob SquarePants, meet Drew Brees

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 22:20:44-05

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Michael Thomas scored for New Orleans and instantly got hit with virtual slime cannons from all four corners of the end zone.

Welcome to the NFL playoffs on Nickelodeon.

The network accustomed to showing SpongeBob SquarePants made things fun and interesting for the Chicago Bears-New Orleans Saints wild-card game Sunday.

The line for the first down looks like moving slime. The players are constantly compared to SpongeBob characters. Everything is thoroughly explained to a more youthful audience.

Noah Eagle, the radio voice of the Los Angeles Clippers and son of longtime CBS play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle, called the the game along with “NFL Today” analyst Nate Burleson and Nickelodeon’s Gabrielle Nevaeh Green.

The announcers kept it entertaining by explaining things in a unique way, like how moving the ball down the field is akin to a homework assignment while the red zone was like taking a test.

One of the topics they discussed: What happens if a player needs to use the restroom in the middle of the game?