The Animal Planet Puppy Bowl XIII airs at 3 p.m. EST on February 5. But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch the adorable game of puppies playing.
The “game” begins on February 7 at 3 p.m., far in advance of kick off for the actual Super Bowl, which starts at 6:30. It can be streamed live right now with Animal Planet Go. Click here. You will need your TV provider to log-in.
The first Puppy Bowl aired on February 6, 2005, opposite Super Bowl XXXIX (39). All the puppies featured in Puppy Bowls are from shelters and available for adoption, according to The Wall Street Journal. However, the Puppy Bowl is taped months in advance. USA Today reports that this year’s Puppy Bowl was filmed in Manhattan in October. But the pups aren’t just New York-based. The Courier-Journal reports that “all of the 78 plus animals involved in Puppy Bowl XIII represent shelters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.”
To learn how to adopt a pet from the Puppy Bowl, click here.
The “game” ends well before Super Bowl LI, with the New England Patriots taking on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas. Super Bowl 2017 is also known as Super Bowl LI (51). The NFL brought the Roman numerals back this year. Jamie Weston, NFL vice president of brand and creative, explained to ESPN that the NFL didn’t like the look of “Super Bowl L (50)” for 2016. The Super Bowl kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m. on FOX. The game will take place in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium, home to the Houston Texans. Super Bowl 51 will be the third Super Bowl that Houston has hosted. They last hosted in 2004 with Super Bowl 38 and 1974 with Super Bowl 8.