Heard enough about the Patriots wet, cold, slippery balls to last a lifetime? Me too. If you want a break from Deflategate, you’re in luck, because Animal Planet just unveiled the starting lineups for this year’s Puppy Bowl, and goodness me, they’re a bunch of cuties.
The Puppy Bowl, airing Sunday, February 1 at 3 p.m. EST on Animal Planet, features a showdown between Team Ruff and Team Fluff, a classic matchup between two rivals that is sure to feature plenty of toy-grabbing action, and no complaints about the size of the ball they’re playing with.
There are 57 puppies participating in this year’s bowl game, but we narrowed it down the the 29 cutest, because who has time to look at 57 pictures of puppies? Not a busy professional like yourself, I’m sure.
Aaron, the Boxer Mix
Aria, the Labrador Retriever Mix
Bailey, the Labrador Retriever
Boomer, the German Shepard Mix
Bryan Adams, the Labrador Retriever Mix
Donnie, the German Shepard Mix
Dougie, the Labrador Retriever Mix
Drew Carey, the Cocker Spaniel
Faulkner, the Great Pyrenees
Freckles, the Hound Mix
Henry, the English Springer Spaniel Mix
Jamison, the Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Kiaria, the Japanese Chin
Kojak, the Beagle Mix
Lance, the Terrier Mix
Lewis, the Shar Pei
Lorelai, the Maltese Poodle Mix
Maggie, the Beagle Mix
Maxwell, the Labrador Retriever Mix
Miss Martian, the Coonhound Mix
Mr. Fantastic, the Terrier Mix
Panda, the Pomeranian
Papi, the Corgi Mix
Savannah, the Shih Tzu
Scarlet, the Doberman Pinscher
Smudge, the Havanese Mix
Steve, the Chihuahua Mix
USS Maloy, the Australian Shepard Mix
Zane, the Corgi Mix
Be sure to check out the rest of the puppies at Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl website.