I don't know why, but the NFL is showing the Falcons game in a fully-animated “Toy Story” theme this weekend
· Sep 26, 2023 · NottheBee.com

The National Football League is going full Toy Story, folks.

The only thing that makes sense about it to me is that the game airs early Sunday morning, 9:30 on the east coast, which is perfect timing for some weekend cartoons.

Yeah, so they'll be playing the game in London, but on Disney+ and ESPN+ it'll look as if they're playing in Andy's room. If you don't know who Andy is, congratulations, because that means you're one of the lucky ones who hasn't had to watch the Toy Story series over and over and over until your eyes fall out like you're Mr. Potato Head or something.

Here's a little glimpse into how things will look on Sunday morning:

Kinda weird, right? I still can't tell if I think it's cool. I guess it's for kids though, so we better let them be the judge.

"Toy Story Funday Football" will replicate on-the-field gameplay with animated Falcon and Jaguar players — who don't have faces, for some reason - running around on a traditional-looking field in Andy's room. Viewers can watch every run, pass and score in real time through "state-of-the-art tracking technology," wrote ESPN in a press release, enabled by the NFL's Next Gen Stats player tracking data and AI-based visualization company Beyond Sports.

Additionally, fan-favorite "Toy Story" characters like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jesse and Bo Peep will watch from the sidelines along with kid-friendly announcers explaining what's happening throughout the game.

By the way, the matchup for this game is the Jags and Falcons — two explosive teams that would be fun to watch in any format, even Toy Story animation. If you're bored before church, try ESPN for the regular broadcast.

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