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Sunday marks one of the biggest television events of the year — the Puppy Bowl. Starting at 3:00 P.M. Eastern and Pacific on Animal Planet, you can watch four-legged fur balls battle it out for the ultimate title in puppydom — MVP (most valuable puppy).
Here’s what you need to know about the big game:
Puppies aren’t the only adorable animals you’ll see on the field. A few other furry friends get their chance in the spotlight, including cats and pigs!
The performers in the Puppy Bowl’s halftime show will be just as wild, just as entertaining and just as talented as Madonna. While the canine competitors take a much-needed break after all that playing, kittens will go onstage for the Bissell Kitty Halftime Show.
Whether you’ve religiously watched the Puppy Bowl every year for the past seven years or you'll be tuning in for the first time, here are some new additions to the Puppy Bowl team:
The guy wearing zebra stripes. Spectators will notice a new face calling out “unnecessary ruff-ness” and "illegal use of the paws” on the field. The new ref, Dan Schachner, is a television host, commercial actor and announcer from New York.
The porky cheerleaders. No football game of such magnitude would be complete without cheering. That very important duty falls to the Piggy Pep-Squad, who are sure to squeal in delight over their favorite players.
A commentator that’s all a-twitter. If you’re absolutely forced to change the channel over to the Super Bowl by family and friends, don’t fear. All the action is going to be live-tweeted by “Meep the Bird.”
The best part of the Puppy Bowl is that all the puppies, kittens and pigs are adoptable or were already adopted from Petfinder.com. As of press time, 56 out of the 58 participating puppies have already found forever homes, but you can still check out their friends that need a family.
So set out some munchies, grab a drink, save a spot on the couch for your four-legged companion, and get ready for the most adorable two hours of your life.
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