17 Pets Who Are Ready for Some Football
Lace up your cleats and strap on your helmet, because it's time for football! (Or maybe just fire up the grill and wipe down your TV. Whatever works for you.)
The new NFL season begins Thursday night on NBC, as the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens visit Denver to take on the Broncos. If your houses are like ours, then your cats and dogs aren't just hanging around waiting for a piece of hot dog to drop — they're hard-core pigskin fans, just like their humans. The Vetstreet team (plus some friends and family) got so excited for the start of football that we put together this gallery of our animals cheering on our hometown teams. And of course, there are some rivalries.
May the best team win!
Cupid, San Francisco 49ers
Cupid the Pomeranian is still getting over the 49ers loss to the Ravens in last year’s Super Bowl. He blames the power outage in the Superdome. But the hope of a new season is quickly helping cure his sorrows. He’s certain that Colin Kaepernick and the boys can bring home that Super Bowl victory.
Dolce, Seattle Seahawks
Cosmo, Green Bay Packers
Coffee, Baltimore Ravens
Coffee the Cockapoo thinks it's no coincidence that he was born in 2000, the year of the Baltimore Ravens' first-ever Super Bowl win. In addition to his impressive memorabilia collection, Coffee's special game-day outfit includes his purple jersey and four fluffy Ravens booties. He would have applied for Ray Lewis' job, but, unfortunately, he weighs only 14 pounds and lacks opposable thumbs. Ravens Nation, baby!
Cashmere, Chicago Bears
Bea, New Orleans Saints
Cooper, Denver Broncos
Chip and Jackson, New England Patriots
Luna, Dallas Cowboys
Baby, Washington Redskins
Harper, New York Jets
Harper is a 4-month-old Norwich Terrier. Although her parents are longtime Jets fans, her interest in the team isn’t for their football prowess, but more for the amusement factor. The combination of their verbose and unpredictable coach Rex Ryan and their quarterback Mark Sanchez, whose biggest claim to fame has become the “butt fumble," make it quite a circus.
Hollie and Rudi, Jacksonville Jaguars
Hollie (wearing the Jacksonville Jaguars scarf) is a 4-year-old hound mix. She and her sister, Rudi (wearing the Florida Gators collar), a 6-year-old Lab mix, love football season. It's not so much that they care about whether or not their team wins — they just like the fact that lots of people come over to watch the game, and when lots of people come over, there's lots of food. And when there's lots of food, someone almost always drops a potato chip. Worst case scenario: If nobody drops any food, they can usually at least convince some poor soul who is distracted by the football game that they're actually lap dogs and are totally allowed on the couch. (They're not.)
Easton, Arizona Cardinals
Easton the 3-year-old cat really likes cardinals — whether they’re flitting about the bird feeder or scoring touchdowns on the TV screen.
Roma and Ceasar, Houston Texans
Bentley, New York Giants
Alfie, Philadelphia Eagles
Sir Maxwell Rumbles, Pittsburgh Steelers
Sir Maxwell Rumbles, a 5-year-old Chiweenie, is the perfect Steelers fan: He keeps his daddy calm when the team isn't doing very well, and howls with him when they score touchdowns.