Nickelodeon recently broadcasted its first NFL game, and it was a major success. The flawless youth-focused presentation aimed to raise kids’ interest in sports, while reminding adults about things they enjoyed when they were children, including their favorite Nick shows.
The experiment’s resounding success made it clear that sports aficionados, as well as children, need more of it. In fact, every major sport in the U.S. can benefit from more Nickelodeon broadcasts.
Nickelodeon Broadcasts Could Reignite Kids’ Love for Baseball
America’s Pastime has been having a hard time getting the attention of young viewers for years. Shorter games are a good start, but baseball purists believe that it will ruin the sanctity of the game. Nick broadcasts can allow adult viewers to watch the sport the way they like it, while still grabbing the interest of children with slime erupt home runs and quality booth banter.
Hockey, just like baseball, has a youth viewership problem, which is considered to be odd as the game is fast, exciting, and contains protected violence. Adding slime trails will certainly awake the attention of kids as they will be able to easily follow the movement of the puck. Combine that with cartoon sound effects during body checks and fights, and the NHL can perhaps see a growth in their youth viewership.
Basketball Could Become Ever More Captivating to Watch
Children have a natural disposition towards basketball because of the game’s constant movement, mind-blowing tricks, and non-stop intrigue. A Nickelodeon broadcast will instantly convert any NBA game into a basketball jam with slime exploding dunks, fire trails on the court, and more.
Other sports that could benefit from Nickelodeon broadcasts are volleyball, gymnastics, and soccer. This fun initiative can offer a new and memorable experience to sports enthusiasts of all ages but most importantly help children understand that video games aren’t their only entertainment option.
Golfer Si Woo Kim Will Have to Enter a Two-Year Military Commitment
While Si Woo Kim was just proving himself to be a successful PGA Tour golfer, it now appears that the young South Korean will have to face the possibility of a two-year military commitment. Kim is from South Korea, which calls all males age 18-to-28 to serve and complete their duty.
Si Woo Kim Was Asked About His Upcoming Service After a Recent Win
In an interview following his win on Sunday, Si Woo Kim was asked to share his thoughts about the possibility of this life-pausing moment. The 25-year-old professional golfer said that while he hasn’t done the service yet, he is certainly planning on doing it as a Korean. He added that he is not sure when he will have the chance to serve.
Five Years Ago, South Korea Declined Professional Golfer Sang-moon Bae’s Waiver Request
South Korea is known to be unwavering when it comes to this obligation. Back in 2015, the country’s Military Manpower Association rejected a waiver from Sang-moon Bae, who was the winner of the PGA Tour and the Presidents Cup member. Bae could not avoid service and fulfilled his responsibility in the next two years. However, his game hasn’t been the same ever since.
Still, there are exceptions from time to time, and current regulations say that athletes who win Olympic medals or gold medals in the Asian Games will be granted military service exemptions. This would not apply for Si Woo Kim, though, because the Asian Games are for amateurs only, and it looks like the Tokyo Olympic games will be canceled. When asked about his thoughts on that possibility, Kim replied that while he wished he could have that benefit, he had already decided that he had to go to serve and would do it regardless of the circumstances.
Si Woo Kim plays on the PGA Tour and has an impressive resume. At 25, Kim has earned his third career victory at American Express. His other two victories were at the 2016 Wyndham Championship and 2017 Players Championship. Kim had a strong bounce-back campaign after last year’s mediocre season.