Animal lovers can watch the 2015 Puppy Bowl live online and see which adorable pup comes out on top in the other big contest on Sunday.
While the Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots may be dominating the airwaves, the 11th version of the Puppy Bowl is attracting quite a bit of attention as well. The annual Animal Planet contest has generated bigger and bigger ratings each year, and has now even spawned off a competitive element.
Fans who watch the 2015 Puppy Bowl online will get to draft their own fantasy team, earning points when the pups carry a ball into the endzone.
The 2014 Puppy Bowl kicks off at 3 p.m. ET, but previews and full lineups are already available on the official Puppy Bowl website.
The event itself has grown considerably since its inception, when Animal Planet executives decided to offer something to counterprogram the Super Bowl.
Yahoo! TV documents just how far it’s come since then.
“This year’s Puppy Bowl — Puppy Bowl XI — is a much fancier affair than PB I. It features 85 pooches running around on the field, 21 kittens starring in the Bissell Kitty Halftime Show (which features the performance of feline Katty Furry, singing ‘Roar’ in a custom-made Katy Perry-esque dress), five Nigerian dwarf goats as cheerleaders, a hamster air show, Meep the Bird tweeting game details, and a new scoreboard (powered by a hamster on a wheel) that will keep tabs on the game, since the puppies will be divided into teams for the first time. Team Fluff versus Team Ruff, of course.”
Animal lovers who watch the 2015 Puppy Bowl live online will see more than just the game. There will also be five baby Nigerian Dwarf goats serving as cheerleaders before the game, and a big halftime show as well.
Animal Planet released a statement about the big game.
“From barking beagles and spunky spaniels to everything in between, we’ve got the cutest players taking the field on the most action-packed Sunday of the year. Plus, back for another year is the popular BISSELL Kitten Halftime Show, guaranteed to bring the house down! And, sideline reporter ‘Meep the Bird’ will return to tweet live updates throughout the game. Follow @MeepTheBird on game day for the latest news, puppy penalties and behind-the-scenes moments from inside the stadium.”
Those who want to watch the 2015 Puppy Bowl live online can turn to the Animal Planet website for live streaming video fans who can’t wait until Sunday afternoon to watch some adorable puppies are in luck too. Animal Planet is offering live feeds of the locker room, where the puppies can romp and play with toys to get ready for the big contest.
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