The Super Bowl is a time-honored tradition that gets people more excited than just about anything else I can think of. The Puppy Bowl is… a tradition that gets at least a few people excited. I mean, it must, right? Animal Planet airs it year after year.
It’s true. The puppies are unbearably cute and I love watching their fat roly-poly bellies wobble around on that tiny playing field. But after about five minutes, it’s really the same thing over and over -- for two hours. Zzzzonk. Then again, I suppose the same could be said about the Super Bowl.
Let’s run down the snoozefest score card.
Super Bowl: Cute butts
Puppy Bowl: Cute tocks
Score at this juncture: 1-1
Super Bowl: Ridiculous delay between action
Puppy Bowl: Never-ending, but completely snooze-worthy action
Score at this juncture: 2-1, Puppy Bowl surges ahead thanks to total boredom
Super Bowl: All-male revue
Puppy Bowl: Co-ed teams
Score at this juncture: 3-1, because tons of hot guys still beats cute puppies
Super Bowl: No cheerleaders
Puppy Bowl: Chicken cheerleaders
Score at this juncture: 3-2, come on, no sassy cheerleaders at the Super Bowl? That can’t compete with chickens
Super Bowl: Awesome commercials
Puppy Bowl: Awesome in-between Super Bowl commercial action
Score at this juncture: 4-3, both sides get a point for occasional entertainment
Super Bowl: Troy Polamalu’s hair
Puppy Bowl: C’mon, nothing can compare to that hair
Score at this juncture: 5-3, Puppy Bowl surges ahead in the Snoozebowl 2011
As you can see folks, the clincher in this game -- and indeed any good game -- is Troy Polamalu’s hair. It can even beat out roly-poly puppy cuteness. And that’s saying something.
The Puppy Bowl airs on Animal Planet, Sunday, February 6 at 3 p.m. EST. The Super Bowl airs Sunday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. EST on FOX.
Which will you be watching?
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