Get set for some “furry” adorable gridiron action with Puppy Bowl XII and Kitten Bowl III, airing on the Animal Planet and Hallmark Channel respectively during tomorrow’s Super Bowl 50 game.
While the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers duke it out in the human version of the big game, pups and kitties from various animal rescue organizations from all over the U.S. will be vying for the titles of top dogs and cats.
The Puppy Bowl, airing on Animal Planet from 3-5 p.m. EST, will feature 49 “pup-letes” representing teams Fluff and Ruff, a 2:30 p.m. pre-game show with game highlights, a Kitty Half-Time Show and Silky Chicken Cheerleaders. Returning “rufferee” Dan Schachner will be joined by assistant ref Stanley the Skunk.
The Kitten Bowl, which begins at noon on the Hallmark Channel, will be hosted by renowned animal lover Beth Stern, acclaimed sports announcer and commentator Mary Carillo and John “Voice of the New York Yankees” Sterling. Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Boomer Esiason will act as Feline Football League (FFL) Commissioner.
Every one of the kitties and pups to be featured in both games will be available for adoption. No matter who wins, these too-cute-for-words athletes are all champions in my book, and I hope each and every one of them scores the loving homes they so deserve.