While the football pools and wagers continue to ramp up in the workplace in anticipation of February 3rd’s pigskin showdown, today another topic of conversation has stirred up at the water cooler…. This one, a bit more pint-sized… Which cuddly and adorably adoptable canine will take home the coveted MVP (Most Valuable Puppy) prize at Puppy Bowl IX, powered by Animal Planet. Just a few hours ago, NBC’s TODAY Show released the roster of this year’s all-stars, all of whom are rambunctious and raring-to-go for this year’s titan turf war. But don’t let their precious puppy pics, seemingly docile names (i.e. Butterscotch and Daffodil) and cherubic contender stats (i.e. a loveable little terror) fool you, these little guys are still ruff and poised to battle it out in a match of wags and wiggles. Obviously, an athletic game day display expected to rival the most aggressive plays in the Super Bowl stadium… don’t believe me? Ask Winston, the fiery, nine-week old Miniature Pinscher who, though described deceivingly as the “cutest of the litter,” is also “the hungriest” and ready to chew up and spit out the competition.
If nothing else, this game is sure to delight the at-home audience – who’d rather watch some playful puppy wrestling than spend their time gorging on snacks and apps to offset the nail-biting game of NFL giants.
Catch the action on Animal Planet – February 3rd. Kick-off, 3pm! We can’t wait to see howl it goes!