Meet the Adorable Starting Lineup of Puppy Bowl IX!
Who needs the Super Bowl when you’ve got Puppy Bowl?
It’s that time again, Bettys—and I’m not talking about the Super Bowl! Why? Because who needs the Super Bowl when you’ve got Puppy Bowl? THAT’S why!
Hosted each by Animal Planet on Super Bowl Sunday (that’s February 3 this year), Puppy Bowl IX is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: A football game played by puppies instead of humans. To be fair, it’s less of an actual football game and more of a “hey, let’s watch a bunch of adorable puppies run around and play together on a miniature football field!” kind of deal, but it’s ADORABLE, so we’re willing to overlook the lack of NFL action. And for the curious, yes, there’s live commentary, yes, there is a half-time show starring kittens, yes, there is a Goodyear Blimp piloted by hamsters, and yes, there are hedgeohog cheerleaders. What more could you want?
It’s not just cuteness, though; there’s a message, too. All of the puppies featured on Puppy Bowl are rescues, and the show broadcasts information throughout the game about how you can adopt other rescue puppies and help out your local animal shelters.
So! Ready to meet the cutest starting lineup ever? Here we go!