Prefer chew toys to pigskin? Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IX airs Sunday just before Super Bowl XLVII.
The ninth annual Puppy Bowl will air just before Super Bowl XLVII. Check out the cuteness on Animal Planet from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Puppy Bowl IX will feature puppies from Virginia-based Bonnie Blue Rescue and other organizations. The event will feature 35 puppies, plus hedgehog cheerleaders, a super-slow Cute Cam, a puppy hot tub for the athletes to rest their sore muscles, and a kitty halftime show. You can follow @MeeptheBird on Twitter for behind-the-scenes info, too. Read more: Pups from Virginia-Based Rescue Group to Appear in 2013 Puppy Bowl Watch previous Puppy Bowl highlights (Animal Planet) 2013 Super Bowl: Where to Watch in Arlington, Virginia Players and More