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Puppy Bowl VI Preview

by Adam Keleman, posted Feb 7th 2010 1:00PM
Forget the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, this Sunday's Super Bowl is all about puppies! Well, that's what Animal Planet wants you to believe, as their Puppy Bowl VI airs Sunday afternoon before the actual football game commences.

The starting line-up for the sixth annual event showcases a fiercely cute bunch of, you guessed it, puppies. Make sure to keep your eyes on the 10-week-old Bandit, a Border Collie Mix; and the clearly menacing, 16-week-old Fava (He just started teething!), a Cattle Dog Mix. The bunny-cheerleaders should be pretty darn cute, as well.

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Puppy Bowl VI Aims to Out-Cute Super Bowl XLIV

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 2nd 2010 1:29PM
Sure the National Football League might have the money, the talent and the millions of dollars in hotly contested advertising revenue, but they don't have puppies.

That's why Animal Planet is returning their annual festival of cute that is the Puppy Bowl for their sixth year, set to air from 3 to 5 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 7.

This year's showdown will include old favorite such as shots from the world-famous "bowl cam" and some new twists such as a new blimp-cam and bunnies dressed as cheerleaders. Warning: it's bound to be so cute that Discovery Networks will not be held responsible for broken TV due to excessive hugging.

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Sick of the Super Bowl? Here's a sampler platter of what else you can watch

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 1st 2009 1:15PM
If you're like me (you have my deepest sympathy), you don't have a dog in this Sunday's hunt.

Thanks to the Arizona Cardinals' first appearance this weekend, my hometown team, the New Orleans Saints, will now be one of only five left in the NFL that have never made a Super Bowl appearance. Three if you don't count the expansion clubs.

So if you're a Cardinals fan and don't have the stomach to endure their slow, agonizing and inevitable defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers, here are some alternative shows you can watch instead of the Super Bowl.

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What to Watch Weekend Jan. 31-Feb. 1

by Kim Potts, posted Jan 31st 2009 5:00AM
Super Bowl'Super Bowl XLIII'
(Sun., 6PM, NBC)
Ten facts about Super Bowl XLIII: 1) It's live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa; 2) It's a meeting of the 12-7 Arizona Cardinals and 14-4 Pittsburgh Steelers; 3) The Steelers are going for their sixth SB title;

4) The Cardinals haven't won an NFL championship since 1947; 5) Steelers' Mike Tomlin is only the third African-American head coach to lead a team to the SB; 6) Jennifer Hudson will sing the national anthem; 7) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band provide half-time entertainment;

8) A 30-second TV ad costs $3 million; 9) Trailers for 'Star Trek,' 'G.I. Joe,' 'Wolverine' and the 'Transformers' sequel are expected to air; and 10) The Cardinals and the Steelers were once the same team, when a World War II roster shortage led to a temporary merger known as Card-Pitt.


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Coming soon...Puppy Bowl V

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 11th 2009 9:56AM
Puppy BowlAnimal Planet has once again slated the Puppy Bowl (this one is number 5) to take place on February 1st, the same day as the Super Bowl. The National Anthem will be sung by a parrot and there will be a half-time show involving kitties. Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up.

I was informed that there was some excitement last year when one of the puppies knocked down a dalmatian who was carrying the ball and was penalized as a result and taken out of the game. I don't know exactly how that works, but it sounds exciting.

It's a cute gimmick that the Animal Planet has developed. You can't get much cheaper and cuter than filming puppies playing in a faux football stadium and people that watch puppies are definitely a different niche than those that watch football.

Still, there is some room for improvement. Why not throw a few bunnies and hamsters in there to liven things up? How would you improve the Puppy Bowl?

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Seven reasons I watch Animal Planet

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Feb 6th 2008 10:00AM
Animal PlanetGrowing up as a child of the television generation, I was always mesmerized by any shows having to do with nature or animals. I'd glue myself to the set as Marlin Perkins and Jacques Cousteau took me on fantastic adventures far removed from my own life of domesticated animals.

But I always loved the domestic animals as well. Dogs and cats have always been a part of my life and I'm enriched by their presence in our world. What I didn't have when I was growing up was an Animal Planet exploring the world of animals from pets to deadly predators. From sentimental to educational to outright odd and scary, Animal Planet explores both the worlds of the wilds and the inner cities -- as long as there are animals involved. And, it's not just for kids.

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