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Puppy Bowl VIII Is Coming: Resistance Is Futile. Prepare For Your Doom

By TK Burton | Industry | January 23, 2012 |

By TK Burton | Industry | January 23, 2012 |

The New England Patriots, my football team, is going to the Super Bowl. I therefore heartily recommend that you watch. However, if football is not your thing, then there is absolutely no excuse for you to not watch the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. For those who don’t know, the Puppy Bowl is an orgy of adorableness, wherein they take a pile of puppies, put them in a miniature football stadium, and let the cameras roll. Sure, there are a few new gimmicks every year, but really, it’s just about a bunch of roly-poly little pups scrambling around and pigpiling on top of each other.

It’s almost evil, it’s so cute. I’m convinced it’s some sort of sinister plot, but it doesn’t matter. I am unable to resist their charms. There have been several Super Bowls where I’ve almost completely forgotten about the game and ended up transfixed by the Puppy Bowl (most notably Super Bowl XLI, because seriously, fuck the Colts). You cannot resist them. You cannot be saved. Puppy Bowl is coming, and it will bring about your utter destruction. Abandon all hope.

Anyway, the little darlin’ above is named Augusta, and she is but one of the horrifically cute puppies participating. Take a look at for the full lineup over on Animal Planet’s website. It’s terrifying… ly sweet.

Here’s a little taste of what you’re in for:

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