Animal Planet Will See Your "Football" And Raise You PuppiesMegan Carpentier1/27/09 4:00pmFiled to: CutegasmPuppy BowlFootballPuppies115EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkI know what Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl is: a stereotypical statement about how women hate football and love puppies. The thing is, some of us do dislike football and love puppies, myself included.If you aren't familiar with the Puppy Bowl, it's sort of like the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam on steroids (and about five years old). Animal Planet producers get a bunch of shelter puppies, stick them in a mock football field and tape them running around while an actual sports announcer provides commentary. It's also about the only original programming that any network bothers to run against the Superbowl. (I would show you clips of this year's matchup but — I swear to God — they embargoed them harder than Obama's Inauguration day speech, so I would recommend watching some of last year's show.) Below, an introduction to this year's competitors.