In case you missed it, a significant sporting event happened last Sunday which brought together men, women and children for a night of excitement. Yes, I'm talking about the Puppy Bowl.
For the sixth year in a row, Animal Planet has graciously provided us with this show as a delightful alternative to the actual main event of the evening, the Super Bowl, for people who think that the former has anything to do with the latter.
The premise of the show? Get around 10 puppies to play with each other in front of a stadium-like backdrop. There are no actual points, but for a bit of eye-candy, we get some unenthusiastic cheerleader bunnies.
Animal Planet does its best to make the show just like a real football game, complete with exclusive camera angles (right in the puppy's water bowl!), an actual (stuffed?) football, and a cheeky, albeit a bit creepy, referee. There are even slow-motion instant replays, so that you won't miss a minute of puppy play!
The Puppy Bowl is a way for non-sports lovers to provide their own insight to an otherwise inaccessible game. "Look at those silly men fighting over that ball! Why can't they be as cute and cuddly as those puppies when they gnaw at each other?"
The best part about the PBowl is that it has been going on for years. Just imagine the possibilities for its future. A bigger trophy, matching puppy uniforms, coaches! The ideas are essentially endless.
So do not fret, non-sports lovers. You too will be able to understand the ins and outs of a typical game of football just from paying attention to these adorable pups.