NHL Team Corrects SpongeBob Sweet Victory Super Bowl Snub

by : Lucy Connolly on : 05 Feb 2019 13:48
Dallas Stars correct SpongeBob showNickleodeon/@jadanby/Twitter

Super Bowl fans were left disappointed on Sunday night; not just because of the lacklustre performance from Maroon 5 but because of the band’s failure to perform Sweet Victory from SpongeBob SquarePants.

Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d say. The band performed at the game’s half-time show on Sunday (February 3) and were rumoured to perform the iconic song from a 2001 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants in the days leading up to it.


But alas, it was not to be as the broadcast simply played a minuscule clip from the animated children’s show before Travis Scott took the stage. Which, it would seem, was not acceptable in the slightest.


With fans of the show in uproar, one ice hockey team took matters into their own hands by recreating what should have happened at the Super Bowl.

The Dallas Stars made it their mission to give the people what they want, putting on their own half-time show during a game yesterday (February 4).


Jason Danby, the Stars’ Senior Director of Brand Presentation, Production and Promotions, posted a video of the shenanigans on Twitter yesterday, showcasing the Sweet Victory performance in all its glory.

Take a look at it here:

You’ve got to admit, it’s impressive. The edit was spot on with the random stadium views, shots of fans cheering and dancing – even down to the green and blue fluorescent spotlights.


The Stars even took to Twitter to show off their achievement, giving their followers a glimpse into what the Sweet Victory performance should have looked like.

In a shady post, the team wrote:

The #SuperBowl halftime show fans deserve.


In all honesty, I really think Maroon 5 missed a huge opportunity here by not giving the fans what they wanted – a bit of fun in an otherwise slightly unremarkable performance.

Over one million people signed a petition demanding the song be performed at the Super Bowl, a petition which began late last year following the death of SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg.

In other words, the band could have really turned public opinion in their favour by performing Sweet Victory. Instead, they performed several songs from their 2002 debut album, Songs About Jane – a move which was seemingly not appreciated.



Some viewers said the performance lasted ‘too long’, while others described it as ‘rough’ and ‘boring’ which, considering how much money the show would’ve cost is pretty savage. And then there were Adam Levine’s nipples.

Regardless of your opinion on Maroon 5‘s performance, I think it’s fair to say the ‘boring’ criticism couldn’t have been used against them if they’d have just embraced the pineapple under the sea.

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Maybe next time, guys.

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

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