Spongebob Super Bowl Petition


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Breaynna Owens

1/28/19

A petition has been made for the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show and it has over 1,000,000 fans signing up.
On November 26, 2018, Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob Squarepants, passed away from ALS (A disease that weakens muscle systems and functions). His death has left many fans of Spongebob shocked, stunned, and sad. This lead a certain fan, Isreal Colunga, to create a petition in favor of Hillenburg, which is to play ‘Sweet Victory’ during the 2019 Super-Bowl Halftime Show.
‘Sweet Victory’ is a song created by David Glen Eisley, an American Rock Artist and Songwriter, and Bob Kulick, an American guitarist. Eisley and Kulick’s song is used in the ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ episode “Band Geeks”, in which the character’s perform during the ‘Bubble Bowl,’ make-shift to the ‘Super-Bowl.’  This scene is considered ‘The most sweet moment accompanied on the show’ by fans, and millions agree playing this song during the Halftime show is the best way to honor Hillenburg.
Due to the huge amount of popularity and signatures, this petition has been recognized by Eisley and Kulick themselves, which Kulick replied, “They describe ‘Sweet Victory’ as ‘heroic’ or ‘uplifting’ and we are thrilled that the inspirational message has been meaningful to so many.”
On December 12, 2018, Mercedes Benz Stadium, which is hosting the 2019 Super-Bowl, had posted a gif from the certain episode on Twitter. On January 19, 2019, Spongebob was seen in the promo for Maroon 5’s performance, appearing for 3 seconds. Because of this petition, people are taking to Twitter, begging Maroon 5 to perform ‘Sweet Victory’ themselves. Many hints have been posted, and it’s assumed by many that ‘Sweet Victory’ will definitely make an appearance in the 2019 Super-Bowl.
https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8492940/spongebob-squarepants-sweet-victory-petition-million-signatures Rania Aniftos, January 9, 2019
https://www.dailywire.com/news/39755/spongebob-super-bowl-petition-gathers-1-million-frank-camp Frank Camp, December 28, 2018
https://www.change.org/p/nfl-have-sweet-victory-performed-at-the-super-bowl Isreal Colunga, November 28, 2018