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Many people on Super Bowl Sunday look forward to watching two teams in the NFL from the NFC and the AFC compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. People look forward to watching the halftime show or waiting for the commercial breaks to see who has made the funniest one. Super Bowl Sunday is all about the food and reminiscing on the past season of football. 


Now, watching humans run around on a field might not be entertaining for some people. I have the perfect alternative for people who want to watch adorable little puppies run around a field; the Puppy Bowl. The Puppy Bowl is where two teams called Ruff and Fluff are made up of the cutest little pups that actually can be adopted by people who want a furry friend. This event can be streamed on Animal Planet, Discovery, Discovery+, MAX, TBS, or truTV. The Puppy Bowl is filmed in Glen Falls, NY and they just relocated to the Cool Insuring Arena. 


The Puppy Bowl is filmed in October but does not air on the big screen until Super Bowl Sunday. This year the Puppy Bowl partnered with Best Friends Animal Society which is a leading national animal welfare organization, to help animals find their forever home. 131 dogs participated from 71 different shelters all across the United States. This year the Puppy Bowl marked a milestone in being the largest Puppy Bowl yet. 


Six dogs are participating that have special needs. One dog, named Riddle, has a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. There is another dog named Mr. Bean who has two hind legs. The smallest puppy that participated was named Sweetpea. She weighed a total of 1.7 pounds and was a Cavapoo. Unfortunately, Sweetpea recently passed away a few days ago due to complications with her health conditions and a kidney infection. She lived a total of five months. The biggest dog weighing a total of 72 pounds called Levi, is a Great Dane. 


Team Fluff pulled out a victory with a final score of 87-83. Team Fluff walked away with the “Lombarky” trophy. Team Fluff holds 4 “Lombarky” trophies. Even though the puppies can be adopted by anyone who is tuning in, most of the crew that is working on set gets to walk away with a new best friend. 


For the pups to score a touchdown, they need to drag their chew toys into the end zone. As many football fans would know, there is an award given out at the end of the big game to the Most Valuable Player. There is not anything different in the Puppy Bowl because the same award is given out and even an additional trophy called the Underdog Award is given to the quieter player of the game. Moosh from Virginia took home the trophy for Most Valuable Player. Now most people might be thinking who is the lucky star to perform at halftime of this game? Well, that would be the cats. Yup, not everyone is a dog person, so to draw in a bigger audience, some of the world’s cutest cats run around the turf field hoping to find a new home of their own! 


The lucky player of the big game to score the winning touchdown was none other than Cookie, who is a Siberian Husky and a Pitbull Terrier mix. The final score ended with some big numbers; 72-69. Now, I hope that one might come out of reading this article to find themselves adopting and not shopping. There are millions of dogs out there that have been rescued from abusive families who are just waiting to find their perfect home and that special someone to give a dog a good home could be you.

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