Mercedes Benz Stadium hints at ‘Sweet Victory’ for Spongebob fans during Super Bowl 53 |

ATLANTA — Fans of “Spongebob Squarepants” suffered a tragic loss on Nov. 27 when it was announced the show’s creator, Stephen Hillenburg, passed away at age 57. There is some good news, though — Hillenburg’s legacy may be honored at the upcoming Super Bowl, thanks to the effort of passionate fans.

Shortly after Hillenburg passed, Spongebob fans started an online petition requesting that “Sweet Victory,” a famous song from the legendary cartoon, be played during Super Bowl 53’s half-time show at the Mercedez Benz Stadium. The petition went viral, of course, gaining nearly one million signatures in a matter of weeks.

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