We were all busy getting excited about the Super Bowl, because Beyonce’s performing there and there’s always some kind of controversy (Janet Jackson’s nip slip anyone?)
Oh how foolish we were.
How could we not have known about The Puppy Bowl?
While most of America is busy watching what they call football, over on Animal Planet they show something called The Puppy Bowl, a programme that mimics an American football game using rescue puppies.
Yes, you’re right. It does sound like the greatest thing ever.
The puppies play inside a model stadium and there’s commentary on their actions and info on how viewers can adopt rescue puppies at their local shelter.
THEN, forget Beyonce (we don’t say that lightly) there’s a Kitty Half-Time Show, which involves loads of kittens playing with toys, lights and lasers.
And this year there are HEDGEHOG CHEERLEADERS. Previously there have been bunnies and chickens.
Anyway, you can meet the contenders for The Puppy Bowl IX in this gallery – at least 10 of them are our favourite.
And below, you can watch a video from Puppy Bowl VI. And you should probably watch the half time kitten show too.
Rude not to.