The Best Thing to Happen on Super Bowl Sunday (Other Than the Super Bowl)

Puppy Bowl 2014Chips? Check. Five large pepperoni pizzas? Check. A friend to help you finish them? Check. Now what? The worst part about Super Bowl Sunday is all of the hours before the Super Bowl when you have nothing to do. Everybody knows there’s no point in expending energy or doing anything but sitting on the couch watching the game.

At least that used to be the case, until some genius in a fancy apartment in Manhattan invented the Puppy Bowl. You heard me: It’s like if football and puppies mixed and the result was a lot of puppies running around being adorable. And there’s even a kitten halftime show, featuring a particularly bold kitten parachuting into the stadium. Think it can’t get any better? How about the fact that, aside from a few (hopefully) animal-trained humans, the referees are largely penguins standing next to large blocks of ice. I honestly couldn’t make this up even if I wanted to.

You might be asking why such greatness exists on Earth right about now. The Puppy Bowl is staged to raise awareness for pet adoption, and all featured puppies and kittens (60 and 30, respectively) are up for adoption! If you like what you see, make a call and you could have a Puppy Bowl champ to love. This year’s lineup is expected to be the most talented bunch yet. Without further ado, here are our top four picks for the 10th annual Puppy Bowl, airing Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet. Be there or it will be your biggest regret of 2014.

american-eskimo-puppies brody

Name: Brody
Breed: American Eskimo Dog
Age: 15 weeks
Why we pick him: Brody plays football simply because he loves football. He is happiest running around the stadium, chasing after the ball. That passion will take you places.

brittany-spaniel-puppies-560x403 laney

Name: Laney
Breed: Brittany Spaniel Mix
Age: 13 weeks
Why we pick her: Her back leg is ready to pounce. This girl’s got game and she isn’t afraid to show it. Better watch out, pups.

basset-hound-560x340 lily

Name: Lily
Breed: Basset Hound
Age: 13 weeks
Why we pick her: Her eyes are so full of wisdom. She’s also got the largest ears of the bunch, so she is always in the know.

puppy-bowl-2014 abdiel

Name: Abdiel
Breed: Labrador/Terrier Mix
Age: 13 weeks
Why we pick him: He’s got his game face on. Always.

All Puppy Bowl photos courtesy of The Small Screen Scoop – Click the link to see the full lineup!
Cover photo: stuffpoint.com
Julia Kieserman

Julia Kieserman

Julia is a graduate of the college who studied Economics and Computer Science. Her hobbies include doing the Busta Rhymes rap to "Look At Me Now," bragging about it and daydreaming about the beach.
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