A Super Bowl controversy has erupted, and not over the Patriots.

All of us Pats fans are looking ahead with excitement after New England beat the Los Angeles Chargers, 41-28. On Sunday, the Pats hit the road to play the No. 1 seed Kansas City Chiefs.

I believe we have a good shot at playing in the Super Bowl. That said, the NFL has officially announced Maroon 5 will be performing during halftime, but hold on to your crabby patties, because over 1.1 million fans of SpongeBob SquarePants are demanding that the song "Sweet Victory" be played in honor of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the iconic show, who died after battling ALS.

A Change.org petition to get the SpongeBob song "Sweet Victory" played at the Super Bowl has already attracted 1.1 million signatures. The petition reads:

As some of you may or may not know, Stephen Hillenburg - the creator of Spongebob Squarepants - has passed away recently. As a tribute to his legacy, his contributions to a generation of children, and to truly showcase the greatness of this song, we call for Sweet Victory to be performed at the Halftime Show. 

I say hell yeah! The Super Bowl LIII halftime show wouldn't be complete without it. What sayeth you? Aside from Maroon 5, rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi will also entertain.

If you're not familiar with "Sweet Victory," check it out:

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 am to 10 am. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.




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