From celebrity impressions and virtual slime to Minecraft-inspired highlights and kid-friendly football lessons, the Nickelodeon broadcast of the New Orleans Saints' 21-9 rout of the Chicago Bears in the NFC Wild Card game Sunday took social media by storm with an entertaining take on the game.
With Nickelodeon star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green calling the game alongside broadcaster and former NFL player Nate Burleson and announcer Noah Eagle, and actor Lex Lumpkin reporting from near the sidelines, the "Nick-ified" coverage created a buzz with its fresh approach.
Check out some of the best moments below and see what fans had to say about the schoolyard analogies, an unfortunate slip of the tongue ... and all that slime:
A work of art
Learning is fun
The Nick telecast is doing a really great job explaining the game in a clear, not condescending way. Also, more slime.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) January 10, 2021
He is a genius ... from Texas
Letting it fly
Put me in, Coach!
Back to school, back to school ...
We can all relate
Yes Im watching the Nickelodeon broadcast. Elle likes it more. Lily is taking nap so Ill update how she likes it when she wakes up. Hopefully not till second half.— John Kuhn (@kuhnj30) January 10, 2021
So close, yet so far away
Don't stop now!
I can report, anecdotally, that the NFL on Nick is a huge success.— Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) January 10, 2021
Between the slime, graphics with Nick characters, and a girl in the booth, my 6 yo daughter has never been so engaged in a football game.
Watching more games on Nick has already been requested @NFL.
Giving 'em a leg up
You're not alone
I’m not watching the Super Bowl unless it’s on Nickelodeon— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) January 10, 2021
Fun for all ages
Huge miss by Nickelodeon to not run back Legends of the Hidden Temple at half time. HUGE miss.— Kayce Smith (@KayceSmith) January 10, 2021
Or "Bears football"
Well, first of all ...
Say it ain't so!
On Nickelodeon they are telling Anthony Miller to "use his words".— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) January 10, 2021
What could've been
Match made in heaven
It's not nothing
It's just not fair
We can dream!
We've been hurt before
This slime MVP better not be a repeat of the Mayo Bowl fiasco. You will pay, Nickelodeon— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 11, 2021
Letter of the day
A true honor
Blazing the trail
Just one of the gang
On the outside looking in
What could go wrong?
Now you know ...
Keeping it watchable
Nickelodeon is the best thing that happened to NFL blowouts.— John Keim (@john_keim) January 11, 2021
Gotta give the Bears something
pat mahomes has never even finished top three in nickelodeon valuable player voting fyi— Bears Talk (@NBCSBears) January 11, 2021
League of his own
Join the party
Bomani we’re all watching Nickelodeon— Tucker (@TuckerMorrow) January 11, 2021
Savor the moment
He's a busy man
Keep it rolling
Simulcasting #NFL games for different audiences is brilliant. Nickelodeon might not be for everyone, but if it draws in an audience that likes how this is presented, the league should lean into. Let's balance it out with a third booth crew... pic.twitter.com/dhMhynUlG9— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) January 11, 2021
Now there's an idea
Nickelodeon was a hit. With some of the disputed calls, I'd like to see Court TV call a game.— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) January 11, 2021