Forget seahawks and broncos; the only animals that truly matter on Super Bowl Sunday are puppies!
Can you believe it’s been 10 years since the first Puppy Bowl debuted on Animal Planet? Hypothetically, this year’s players would have to use both of their front paws to count that high! Sadly, they can’t count — and come to think of it, they can’t really grasp the concept of football, either. But isn’t that why we love them?
As I said, football isn’t really a thing puppies know how to do, so like most years, Puppy Bowl X is shaping up to be an adorable mess. Balls are flying in every direction, puppies are tackling each other with no regard to teams and I was loving every single minute of it.
Puppy Bowl 2014: Keyboard Pays Homage To Bruno Mars During Halftime Show
Much like the Super Bowl, one of the most exciting moments of the Puppy Bowl comes right at the middle: the halftime show! And while Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers might be a draw for some people, the P-Bowl found itself — in my opinion, at least — a far superior performer this year: Keyboard Cat!
I caught a glimpse of the rehearsal, and in a touching tribute to Mr. Mars, Keyboard Cat pounded out a powerful rendition of “Locked Out Of Heaven,” as only he can. Though his face lacked emotion, the force with which his paws hit the keys truly resonated with me.
And, of course, Keyboard Cat was joined by a bevy of young, whiskered back-up dancers. It was lot like when Kelly Rowland and Michelle Rowland joined Beyoncé during last year’s Super Bowl halftime show — and I, most definitely, couldn’t handle “this.”
Puppy Bowl 2014 MCP: Who Will Be Named Most Cuddlable Puppy?
Prior to the big game, Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer revealed that Daiquiri — a 16-week-old labrador retriever/terrier mix — was expected to be named this year’s Most Cuddlable Puppy, or “MCP” for short. It’s basically like being named the MVP of the Super Bowl, only it requires more cuteness and absolutely no skill whatsoever.
HollywoodLife.com will have more details on this year’s Puppy Bowl as the day unfolds, but for now, tell us: What’s your favorite part of Puppy Bowl X?
— Andy Swift