Maroon 5 to incorporate SpongeBob's 'Sweet Victory' in Super Bowl halftime show

Ryan YoungYahoo Sports Contributor
SpongeBob at the Super Bowl? (via Nickelodeon)
SpongeBob at the Super Bowl? (via Nickelodeon)

SpongeBob fans have spoken. The Super Bowl, it seems, has listened.

After months of hints, a petition that gathered more than 1.2 million signatures and cries from all corners of the “SpongeBob SquarePants”universe, it looks like Maroon 5 is planning to incorporate the iconic song, “Sweet Victory,” in their halftime show at the Super Bowl on Sunday in Atlanta.

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Now, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise — especially after the online petition took off — as we’ve been getting hints for months. Mercedes-Benz Stadium tweeted out a GIF from the “Band Geeks” episode of SpongeBob in December, and Maroon 5 even briefly put SpongeBob into their preview video last month.

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This week, though, it looks as if we have definitive proof.

While reporting outside of the stadium in Atlanta, WDEF reporters Angela Moryan and Jamal Williams caught a glimpse of the screens inside of the stadium showing a clip from the SpongeBob episode.



The song itself is extremely fitting for a halftime show — especially considering that SpongeBob and his “band” performed it during halftime of a football game in the episode itself. And, for even more reason, SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg died in November — which created the whole push for the song to be played in the first place.

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Need more proof? Just listen:

So even though this year’s halftime show is bad enough for a number of reasons, just know that the famous SpongeBob track is coming your way at some point on Sunday night.

That’s enough to save the show, right?

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