Hut, hut! 🏈 It’s the San Francisco 49ers versus the Dallas Cowboys during the much-anticipated NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon airing on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Prepare to watch the Wild Card Game like never before as Nickelodeon will be bringing lovable Bikini Bottom pals to the football field and more of your Nick favorites for this unparalleled presentation of the big game. A Nickelodeon occasion isn’t complete without a whole lot of slime, of course, so you can expect to see tons of Nickelodeon’s specialty green goo for a football telecast like no other.
Fans are in for a treat during the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon as this definitely isn’t your average football game. This exciting presentation will feature “original, on-field graphics, advanced augmented reality including an AR blimp that will fly throughout the stadium, a special pregame and halftime presentation, guest appearances from Nickelodeon characters, and much more for kids and families” (source: press release). The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will allow viewers to fully immerse themselves into the game in a creative, fun-filled, and high-energy way. Will you catch SpongeBob and his crew passing the ball or Lincoln Loud making a touchdown? You’ll just have to tune in to see which of these beloved Nickelodeon friends will be making their way to the NFL Super Wild Card Weekend celebration.
Speaking of Nickelodeon friends, for a game this exhilarating, we need just the right announce team to welcome in all of the fun. Well, Nickelodeon recently revealed the terrific broadcast team who will be keeping us all up-to-date on the latest game plays during the momentous day. None other than CBS Sports’ analyst and former NFL player, Nate Burleson, play-by-play announcer, Noah Eagle, and Nickelodeon’s That Girl Lay Lay star Gabrielle Neveah Green will be back in the booth calling the game. Fans loved all of the amazing charisma and camaraderie they brought to last year’s NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon telecast, so we’re absolutely thrilled to see this remarkable trio reunited again for this year’s event. Rap master and Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan star, Young Dylan will be making his debut at this year’s game as a sideline reporter. It goes without saying that Burleson, Eagle, Green, and Young Dylan make the greatest, power group and there’s no other way we’d like to continue to ring in football season than with this fantastic team. In addition, Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage will also help explain penalty calls during the game.
Nickelodeon will be needing viewers’ help to honor one of the game’s top performers with the Nickelodeon Valuable Player (NVP) recognition. Kids can vote online at NFLNickPlay.com.
More excitement ensues during “halftime, [where fans will get an] exclusive look at Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series Big Nate, based on the best-selling children’s books and comic strip written and drawn by Lincoln Peirce. The series follows Nate, a sixth-grade kid who has a never-ending need to prove his awesomeness to the world and is set to debut on Paramount+ in early 2022” (source: press release).
Each week, Nickelodeon has been getting viewers extra hyped for football season through the NFL Slimetime series hosted by Young Dylan and Nate Burleson, where they talk about highlights from the games, feature outstanding commentary from George Johnston IV, and interviews with NFL sports stars by Dylan Schefter. NFL Slimetime will continue to air weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, with episodes available to stream on Paramount+ the following day, through Feb. 16, the week of Super Bowl LVI.
To help get everyone geared up for the game, Nickelodeon also teamed up with the NFL for an NFL x Nickelodeon collection. The line, which is now available for purchase at http://www.nflshop.com/nick, will combine fans’ great love for Nickelodeon classics like Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, Hey Arnold!, and Nick’s signature slime along with cherished NFL teams. According to the press release, the collection will include “t-shirts from Junk Food, socks from Rock ‘Em Socks, water bottles from Tervis, and bobbleheads* from FOCO (*pre-sale only).” Fans can also purchase the items at JunkfoodClothing.com and Tervis.com, as well as FOCO.com and RockEmSocks.com which will offer expanded assortments. Whether you are hosting a small, COVID-19 safe Super Wild Card Weekend get-together or having a virtual party while watching the game, the NFL x Nickelodeon collection is the perfect way to show off your football spirit in style!
Nickelodeon always manages to bring out the most innovative and game-changing content and the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon is a true testament to that. After an incredibly successful, inaugural telecast last year, NFL and Nickelodeon are giving fans some slimetastic merriment to look forward to yet again this year for kids and their families to enjoy together. Grab some football game snacks, sport the jersey of your favorite team, and don’t forget to tune in to the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon streaming for free on the NFL app on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET. CBS Sports’ telecast will also be streamed across digital devices via Paramount+, the CBS Sports app, NFL digital properties, and on mobile on the participating teams’ mobile properties and Yahoo Sports.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess had a marvelous time interviewing Gabrielle Neveah Green and Young Dylan all about what it’s like for them to be a part of this adrenaline-filled and thrilling Wild Card Game weekend, which Nickelodeon characters they would draft if they had a football team of their own, what’s their go-to song to get them pumped on game day, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Young Dylan even did a stupendous, freestyle rap using the words: 49ers, Cowboys, and Wild Card – hear it for yourself in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.
Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with Young Dylan and Gabrielle Neveah Green below and be sure to catch them at this year’s NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon!