For most people, February 1st will revolve around the Super Bowl. For myself, that day is dedicated to Puppy Bowl V.
The Puppy Bowl will always have a special place in my heart as I caught it for the first time in 2007 with a large group of friends. As you can imagine, we were dangerously drunk.
After channel surfing and catching some crazy action on Real TV, we somehow came across The Puppy Bowl.
The best part about the Puppy Bowl is the fact that it actually exists. Last year, Puppy Bowl IV brought in over 8 million viewers.
The premise is simple: It’s a large gang of puppies in a football field themed room. They wrestle with each other and fight over a football chew toy. It’s adorable and when you’re hammered, downright hilarious.
I think my favorite part of the festivities is the Kitty Half-Time show. Like the real Super Bowl, this game has a break in the action so the players can rest. The scratch posts come in along with the kitties, and kitty entertainment is had.
And if you think the Packers were bad with penalties this year, you should check out the puppies in the Puppy Bowl. It seems every minute the ref throws a flag because a pup urinated on the playing field. That’s a penalty! If only coach would have yelled at the little guy publicly.
I can’t do a Puppy Bowl piece without making my pick for MVP. At first I was going to go with Griffey.
Look at him. He’s cute and has that little scrappy way about him, like he’s going to run up and take your hot dog out of your hand. Adorable!
But I have to go with Elvira.
This pup just looks crazy. Look at that crazy eye! That is an awesome crazy eye. Also, Elvira is a Catahoula Cur mix. Do you know what that is? Neither do I. I can only assume it’s some crazy breed they get when you mate a Transylvanian dog with a Mexican sewer rat. Elvira has it in the bag.
The reason behind The Puppy Bowl, other than to try and steal some ratings, is to raise awareness about animal adoption. All of the pups and kitties involved are from animal shelters. They will all be adopted after the Puppy Bowl.
Maybe animal adoption is something some of you might be interested in. If so, this link here is a good starting point. And if you already have a dog, don’t neglect him on Super Bowl Sunday. Give that dog some love! Or part of that cheeseburger. Or both!
So if you’re all football’ed out or find it hard to watch a team not from Green Bay in the Super Bowl, tune in to Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl V!
For those who think I’m making this all up, check out this intense action from Puppy Bowl IV!