Well, sports fans, tomorrow is the big day. The day when the cutest puppies from shelters around the country will gather on the gridiron and compete to win the most important award ever—your hearts. Yes, at 3:00 ET, the Puppy Bowl returns!!
Obviously, I realize that most people (including myself) will be gathered around their TVs for the 6:30 game featuring big dumb animals of another species. But as a Steeler fan, I can't bring myself to start prognosticating or trash-talking because I'm very nervous. It seems like all of America wants the Packers to take home the Lombardi trophy. Whatever. Haters gon' hate. I'm just hoping that a little puppy power rubs off on my Pittsburgh underdogs.
And speaking of puppy power, say hello to this year's Puppy Bowl starting lineup! For maximum cuteness, click to enlarge the photo.
As always, it's hard to play favorites when all of the mutts are so darn adorable, but I've managed to pick out my favorite players: Calvin (Border Terrier mix), Little Red (Shih Tzu/Beagle mix) and Thirteen (Pitbull mix). May they be named co-MVPs and then run away to my house, where we will cuddle forever and ever, amen.