This Sunday, Americans will once again gather together to participate in one of our most cherished national past-times: the Puppy Bowl! Today, Animal Planet released the first images of the starting line-up of Puppy Bowl VI (via @vultureblog), and let me just say that this year is going to be a real bruiser. Obviously, there is a lot of talent heading out onto the field, and the smart money is on Bandit for Most Valuable Puppy, although I could definitely see a surprise upset by Bear or Chamomile. At the very least, I hope that this season we follow last year’s success in actually awarding the best dog with the top prize. The Puppy Bowl has nothing if it doesn’t have its integrity (and also its puppies, those are also key).

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME PUPPPPPPIIIIIIEEEEES!

Comments (45)
  1. I’m really hoping that one year they introduce at least one puppy into the Kitten Halftime Show. The kittens are great and all, but they don’t have anywhere near the enthusiasm as the puppies.

  2. Oh, I’m sorry…did you say something? I can’t hear you over the sound of my SQUEALING WITH DELIGHT!!!

  3. I hope they already filmed this shit b/c AP headquarters in right outside of DC and we are shutting it down this weekend.

  4. At first, I was all like
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    But then I saw this post and was like
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  5. Great videogum post or GREATEST videogum post??

  6. If you must know, I am ready for some puppies.

  7. Bandit has a lot of good will to earn back after he spent some jail time on charges of running a cat fighting ring. His BET show “The Bandit the Husky Project” has helped, but at this point, everyone has made up their mind about this guy.

  8. I’m going to bring the room down for a moment. This years Puppy Bowl will be bittersweet without the magical calls of Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas who called every Puppy Bowl thus far. He passed away just two months after last years Puppy Bowl V. While he was the voice of the Philadelphia Phillies for 40 years and NFL Films for 30, it is Puppy Bowl I through V for which he is clearly best known. Replacement Jeff Bordner better be studying up on his puppies.

  9. I want to upvote this entire post for being SUCH A GOOD BOY.

  10. I’m really glad Blaze got acquitted of that marijuana charge in time for the Big Game*!

    *Calling it Puppy Bowl may land you a $5,000 fine… be careful.

  11. Awwwwww. It’s cold and rainy outside but now it’s warm and sunny IN MY HEART.

  12. I’m really glad Blaze got acquitted of that marijuana charge in time for the Big Game*!

    *Calling it Puppy Bowl may land you a $5,000 fine… be careful.

  13. This is PURRRRfect!
    ….Wait, do dogs purr? I need to get out more.

  14. I’m rooting for Chamomile! I love little Boxer puppies because they look like TINY DINOSAURS!!!

  15. i would say it is a toss up between bandit and kiva. one good thing about puppy bowl is that puppies never accidentally shoot themselves in the foot with the gun they keep in their sweatpants. because puppies don’t even wear sweatpants.

  16. During the game, Animal Planet is going to air a controversial anti-neutering commercial starring Tim Tebone.

  17. Team Blaze!

  18. COCO I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

  19. woozefa  |   Posted on Feb 4th, 2010 +3

    fuck the super bowl. this is where it’s at.

  20. Will Gabe be live blogging this? Please?

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  22. TEAM JUMBY! best. name. ever.

  23. Bandit and Kiva are definitely solid picks, probably front runners for MVPuppy. My gut, though, is telling me to go with Eenu (Golden Retriever/Rottweiler mix), who, in this enthusiast’s opinion, has the best combination of natural athleticism and cuteness since PB III’s Bomber (G.O.A.T.?)

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  25. Puppies are our greatest national resource. Please urge President Obama to sign the off-shore drilling bill so no family will go puppy-less, also we won’t have to buy our puppies from Arabs anymore. Thank you, and God bless.

  26. Alright I’m claiming it right now. Chloe, MVP of the puppy bowl. Even though she’s an underdog. An amazing heart and fighting spirit will put this Labrador Retriever mix on the top of her game.
    *Will be at the game taking bets from shady cats.

  27. Also, no “Cute As Balls” tag? This is certainly Cute as Balls.

  28. Don’t let Noah Cyrus hear about this; she’ll be designing lingerie for the wee pooches.

  29. Cute Overload will be live blogging this

  30. You know, I couldn’t bring myself to go through all the pictures until after the Rip Torn YCMIU, but now I understand what all this Chamomile fuss is about. (S)he has people eyes!

  31. OMG I AM STEALING KIVA.

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