A Definitive Ranking Of The 2022 Puppy Bowl Participants
Our nation's biggest winter event, the Puppy Bowl, returns for a 15th year. Here are a few of our favorite participants.
Forget who you want in the
Super Bowl**. Let’s talk about who you want to win the Puppy Bowl. The annual counter-programming to the Big Game with over 100 doggos taking part. The pups are rescues up for adoption, making it all the cuter. Team Ruff vs. Team Fluff will battle for furball supremacy.
But the Puppy Bowl isn’t just about cute – it is about WINNING! So with that in mind, here are my picks for who will be the stars of the Big Playground.
Who Will Win The Puppy Bowl?
All photos via Dogist/Discovery.com.
The Quarterback: Ruffalo Jill, American Foxhound/American Pit Bull Terrier
The overly punny name aside (pick one word to play on), RJ looks the readiest to lead a team to victory. This dog’s combo makes a prime hunter and fierce, loyal competitor. RJ is the one who is going to lead a team down the field and into the end zone.
Also, can we talk about the Lombarky Trophy?
‘Ruffalo Jill’, aka Cha Cha, from Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue, will vie for the Team Lombarky trophy. https://t.co/PVOe7NMuC4
— WGRZ (@WGRZ) January 11, 2022
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The Tight End: Rob Gronchowski, Dachshund/American Pit Bull Terrier
Gronk isn’t built like a typical TE. But his pedigree means he’ll have the speed and the strength to make some big-time plays.
The Linebacker: Jackson, Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois, the german shepherd’s less famous but harder-working little brother. Jackson, built like Bo Jackson. I know Bo was a Running Back, but in today’s game, he would be a middle linebacker. Also, LOOK AT THOSE EARS! You could get every TV channel with those.
The Wild Card: Tayce, A Siberian Husky/Chihuahua mix
If there were a “girl who will burn your house down while screaming I love you” as a mutt, it would be a Husky/Chihuahua mix. I mean, look at those eyes.
You can see all of the cuties here if you need a pick-me-up looking at 100 pictures of the bestest boys (and girls) around.
Are You Ready For Some Milk Bones!?
Here are the dogs competing for your attention in Puppy Bowl XVIII! 🐶 https://t.co/gRDh40lBu6
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 10, 2022
Unlikely BFFs Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are hosting the game.
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg rock matching diamond-and-gold glasses while taping Puppy Bowl XVIII https://t.co/LjpSxe7lvy
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) January 11, 2022
Someone give these guys a forever home!
It is #PuppyBowl time! We are so excited to announce that we have SIX #satosuperstars who will be playing in the big game on Feb 13: Brady, Gal, Irwin, Mario, Wasabi & Wes. We can’t wait to see them all on national tv! Go to https://t.co/4Svd1JsGTl for more!
All📸: @AnimalPlanet pic.twitter.com/2brD9k2WJp
— TheSatoProject (@TheSatoProject) January 10, 2022
The competitors come from shelters around the country.
Three elite Miami puppy athletes were drafted to participate in this year’s #PuppyBowl 🏉hosted by @AnimalPlanet! Meet our all-star lineup; Conchita, Surf, and Chico who are ready to bring home the ✨MVP✨ (Most Valuable Puppy) trophy! #AdoptMiamiPets #SuperBowlSunday pic.twitter.com/MXjE2UddPl
— Miami-Dade County Animal Services (@AdoptMiamiPets) January 10, 2022
OK, the NFT thing has gone way too far.
More big news: For the first time ever, you can collect exclusive #PuppyBowl NFTs!
The first one is FREE, and more will drop weekly through Feb. 13. Proceeds benefit @OrangeTwinsSave.
— Animal Planet (@AnimalPlanet) January 10, 2022
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