Puppy Bowl X

If you’ve been a faithful reader you’ll know this site was an early adopter of the animal excitement and pageantry that is the Puppy Bowl experience.  Starting at 3 pm Zap2It is listing 3 two hour installments on Animal Planet as “New”- First and Goal, Going for 2, and Third & Long to be repeated at 9 pm with an additional repeat of First and Goal at 3 am.  I think it’s highly likely this is just a marketing ploy and it’s the same 2 hours on continuous repeat as it’s been in previous years.

Meep the Cockatiel will be back as ‘tweeter'(@MeepTheBird) but the Hedgehog Cheerleaders have been replaced by Penguins.  The National Anthem will be accompanied by a Police Dog Escort.  ‘Lil Bub’ the “‘perma-kitten’ dwarf cat” is added as a commentator and there is a new Puppy Bowl Fantasy League on the official Puppy Bowl web site.

Bissell Kitty Halftime

The featured performer this year is ‘Keyboard Cat’ who will be covering Bruno Mars’ Locked Out of Heaven about which Rolling Stone Magazine had this to say-

On the other halftime show with Bruno Mars – or the other Bruno Mars – they added Red Hot Chili Peppers just last week, because they were feeling the heat when we announced that Keyboard Cat was going to be on.

Keyboard Cat is the second of that nick, the original ‘Fatso’ Keyboard Cat having sadly passed over the Rainbow Bridge in 1987.

The show will open with a kitty parachuting into the Stadium, include over 30 kitties, feature a domino cascade, and the big finish is a pyramid of 30 cats (and you know how hard they are to herd).

Over 66 puppies will be competing this year, 13 of whom had the chance to participate in a special training camp with Michelle, Bo, and Sunny Obama (also in Politico).

This year the Puppy Bowl faces two new rivals– the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark and the Fish Bowl on National Geographic WILD, but at 12.4 Million viewers the Puppy Bowl is the clear leader.

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  1. They have a fantasy team option this year….

  2. Prada

    Ginger

    Jillian

    Mandy

    Taser

    Delachance

    Ullie

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    tried to unionize like the Raiders cheerleaders?

  3. Bayla

    Poppy

    Loren

    Pong

    Max

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    getting in on the tv spectacle ad revenue gravy train.  

  4. My ex BIL had Great Pyrenesee they are awesome.

  5. Tyga

    Suri

    Laney

    Artemis

    Hudson

  6. on my fantasy team.

  7. August

    Benton

    Cody

    Dee Dee

    Shyla

    Maximus

  8. August will probably get a touchdown.

  9. is needed at half time.

  10. First One Ever!

  11. more fun when it wasn’t as popular. I totally love penguins but they are meh and keyboard cat was lame.

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm
  12. He might be MVP.

  13. Alvin

    Wyatt

    Sparky

    Lucy

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    like the actual game each year.

  14. I am still grouchy the movies I liked did not get any Oscar nominations.

  15. Opie

    Coco

    Abdiel

    Danny

  16. all ears…..

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I mean under a wood pile.

  17. Parker

    Brody

    Van Helsing

    Mila

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    would be kind of cool to see.

    I wonder what kind of a licensing  fee they pay for the NFL music.

  18. Lily

    Bach

    Aurora

    Roxy

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm
  19. He is indifferent to all this.

  20. MVP……

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    better have a rocket launching at the end.

    Our culture is countdown obsessed.

    • BobbyK on February 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    What about a postgame show.

    Are any of them going to their forever homes at disneyland?

    Maybe next year.

  21. that this is over.

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