More than 114 million viewers (or a little more than 3 in 3 Americans) are expected to host this weekend’s annual football fest, Super Bowl LI.Side note: GO! Expats!).
But if your viewing habits smear more sheep than pigskin, and more Labrador than phenomenal, there’s a furry four-legged alternative: Puppy Bowl XIII!
Originally evolved to fill time on what are traditionally slow ratings days for cable channels, the annual event has since attracted a loyal and fanbase of its own.
And for good reason: Based on the shop-less message, both adorable dolls are recruited from shelters across the country, and then with new beginnings forever humans.
This year’s telecast airs Sundays at 3 (EST) on Animal Planet, and of course, Cuteness will be a rundown of all the highlights both during and after the big game.
If you don’t have a cable ( Clerk raises hand ), fret not because there are (legal) ways to catch these must-see shows: the first via DIRECT TV NOW ($35 a month, but 7-day free trials are, audible winks, available), and the second via the Vue Playstation service ($29.99). dollars per month).
Since the future is here and the future is now, subscribing to either will allow you to stream Animal Planet content on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
Animal Planet will also be posting Puppy Bowl clips on their YouTube channel, and their site has plenty of highlights and highlights, too.
date: Sunday, February 5th start time: 3 p.m. ET TV channel: animal planet Live broadcast: Animal Planet GO
This year’s tilt will pit rival teams of 20 teams – split into Team Fluff and Team Ruff – against each other for comic domination, with the winning team claiming one of the most coveted prizes in all of sports: the Troparchi Trophy.
And, of course, there’s even a hype video to pump you up (not that anyone reading this probably needs it). Watch it now:
Below: Some of the doggos we’re most excited to see scorers around for fans in Puppy Bowl XIII (see more of the rest of the starting lineups here).
Bismarck (Ruff Team)
Lucky (Fuzz Team)
squirt (ruff team)
Foster (Ruff Team)
The Blitz (Fuzz Team)
So, who did you get: Team Ruff or Team Fuzz? Share your thoughts on which side will win in the comments section below!