Here are some highlights from the 2010 Puppy Bowl (that would be "Puppy Bowl VI" for any readers trying to draw a parallel between the televised puppy event and America's current economic crisis) to get you thinking about this year's...whatever it is. I mean, I like puppies just as much (way more) than anyone else, but do we really need a whole TV block devoted to them? Animal Planet has answered with an emphatic, "Fuck yeah" because this year's puppy bowl is the eighth iteration of the event. Time to start making odds on the contestants (?) — I've got Calvin the Dachshund mix because his black snout makes him look like a wily little troublemaker. Let the games begin!

The 10 Cutest Players from the 2012 Puppy Bowl [Best Week Ever]