Keeping this distinctive playoff broadcast in your mind, the rationale behind SpongeBob's appearance in appears clear. As opposed to just giving among 2020's most disappointing matches another chance at life through a quirky SpongeBob cameo, the soccer sim is being used as another way to hype up this weekend's major playoff clash on Nickelodeon. With similar things being done via weekly battles in Madden's Ultimate Team manner, the major draw of this series, the thought process becomes even more understandable.
While the rationale behind the crossover could be figured out, narrowing down everything will actually be seen at the special content is a little more challenging. Though the NFL has worked with Fortnite along with other well-known games previously, bringing group logos and memorabilia into the game, having articles not related to Football inside a Madden game is relatively unheard of. Nonetheless, there are a few possibilities that instantly jump out to SpongeBob content.
For starters, stadiums could be packaged with audiences in SpongeBob tops. Trainers can be placed in mascot-like costumes, mimicking older characters with competitive personalities like Mr. Krabs and Squidward. A funny redesign of player helmets could take place, with NFL stars viewing their protective gear replaced by SpongeBob's Karate helmet. Jellyfishes or Gary the Snail could be tossed around in place of a pigskin, whereas popular music from the SpongeBob SquarePants series and movies can be used in the menus of Madden NFL 21.