By: Renee Grant
For the past 13 years, Animal Planet has been giving us a super cute alternative to watching the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl. For folks who may or may not be fans of football, the event is a warm-up to the evening’s festivities. The adorable dogs did not disappoint, with two local pooches competing for the first ever Lombarki Trophy; Max, a pitbull pup, and Chuchi, a chihuahua.
This year, Team Fluff took on Team Ruff and the results were, of course, the cutest thing ever! Team Fluff destroyed their opponents with a score of 93 to 38.
There were some stars on hand to cheer on the furry friends on the field, United States women’s national soccer team stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris.
The WNBA’s Washington Mystics shared a photo of their newest player Elena Delle Donne and Olympic softball player Jennie Finch.
And of course, the fabulous Ella Bean The Dog! How cute is she?
Poodle-mix pup Rory was the early favorite for MVP (Most Valuable Puppy), and got his team off to a great start which they never let go of. Even Chris Vernon of The Ringer had him pegged of the honor…
Alexander Hamilpup gave him some tough competition, and he was just too cute. And who could forget the halftime show by the Chicago Rock Cats?
Catch highlights from Puppy Bowl XII below, and let us know if you watched Puppy Bowl XIII!