The children’s TV network Nickelodeon included something to its playbook on Sunday that had children finding out the game of football, and adult fans enjoying it.
Nickelodeon televised the NFL Wild Card championship game in between the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, total with expert analysis from a previous player and cartoon graphics to make the broadcast more entertaining.
The crew of lead announcer Noah Eagle and color analysts Nate Burleson and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green brought the action live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, complete with sideline reporter Lex Lumpkin.
Throughout the very first half when Saints quarterback Drew Brees tossed a goal pass to colleague Michael Thomas, the Nickelodeon broadcast revealed slime spraying from completion zone markers, entirely covering completion zone. The slime occurred for all three Saints goals in their win.
Here’s one video tweet of the slimy touchdown that provided New Orleans a 7-0 lead.
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The team in the booth discussed whatever from the play clock’s significance, why third down plays are crucial, and the significance of what a catch really is.
The Nickelodeon broadcast was so remarkable that it ended up being a trending subject Sunday on twitter.
The team of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo had the call as the lead NFL commentators on CBS. But some fans decided to see the Nickelodeon lot.