Nickelodeon will air one of the wild-card games during the NFL playoffs. Nickelodeon aired last year’s first NFL game, the wild-card playoff matchup of the Chicago Bears with the New Orleans Saints. Nickelodeon will broadcast the San Francisco 49ers versus Dallas Cowboys matchup. PopCulture.com spoke with Noah Eagle, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green and Nate Burleson, who will be calling the game. CBS This Morning.They stated that coverage this year will be greater than last year.
“You can expect even more vivid content, and more vivid AR and virtual reality,”PopCulture interviewed Green. “There’s going to be a huge blimp that goes around the stadium dropping virtual slime. It’s Nickelodeon, so there’s slime in our blood. There’s slime in everything that we do. So instead of the end zone, we actually have the slime zone. So it’s going to be more realistic and more visually appealing than last year, and it’s going to be more fun.”
Nickelodeon’s broadcast is more family-oriented because it gives children an opportunity to learn about the NFL. This is Green and Eagle, respectively, as they were at the booth last year. Green stars in Nickelodeon’s shows. That Girl Lay Lay All ThatShe will be taking what she learned last season and applying it to this year’s game, which airs Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET.
“My job is really to be the voice of kids at home who don’t really know about football, and teens who are interested in learning about the sports,”Green said. “So it’s Nate and Noah’s job to be the pros and the experts. My job is just to be like, ‘Hey, what do you call that play?’ Or, ‘What just happened?’ So, learning from the first year and going into this year, this weekend is going to be so much fun. I basically learned that you just have to go with the flow. You have to just roll with the punches, and that’s really what I’m best at, and I love pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and doing things that I normally wouldn’t.”
Eagle is a radio announcer who has extensive play-by-play experience and is the voice of Los Angeles Clippers. Eagle joined CBS Sports’ college coverage last year. He also calls select college games via the CBS Sports Network. Because of their history and the many times they have met in the playoffs, Eagle is looking forward to Sunday’s game.
“This matchup’s historic in terms of NFL relevance, and these are two franchises that are built into the fabric of the history of the league,”PopCulture was informed by Eagle. “So, for them both trying to get back to that glory, which they’ve now missed out on for decades at this point, for Dallas, America’s team, it felt like for a large portion of this season, this could be the year for them, and it still does.”
Eagle continues: “The history is huge and everything that these two teams have been through together is certainly going to be there, and we’re going to do our best to try to let the young audience know exactly what’s at stake, and how much it does mean to both fan bases, franchises, etc. But at the same time, the precedent is absolutely massive, and for both these teams, a chance to relive those glory days, for us to take those personalities, to Nickify them, as we call it, to utilize all of the abilities that we have.”