Puppies reign on Super Bowl Sunday
Everyone wins at the Puppy Bowl.
The game featured 63 adorable shelter pups from around the country — as well as Meep the bird who Tweeted game updates, hamster sports reporters, hedgehog cheerleaders, the traditional kitten half time show and one lucky human ref, who doled out penalties for “excessive cuteness.”Marta, a Schnauzer-Beagle mix who’s “deceptively athletic,” took home the “Most Valuable Puppy” prize — and all of the puppies are now the winners of forever homes. — Read it at USA Today and meet the puppy players
Plus: Never doubt an animal prognosticator! Or at least not these two. Both Teddy Bear the talking porcupine and the Golden Retriever puppies who delighted the audience on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night last week picked the Ravens, who won 34-31.
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Photo: Animal Planet / Puppies take to the field at Puppy Bowl IX.
Much better than the Stuper Bowl and Beyonce screaming like two cats in a fight!
Puppy Bowl is never disappointing. This year's was the best yet and, yes, the kitty half-time show deserved to be at the "real" Bowl! Congrats to Animal Planet for the puppies, kittens, hedgehogs and hamsters! Well done!
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