Puppy Bowl XII is just days away

Posted at 10:48 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 22:48:12-05

You may have heard about a big game happening Sunday. I’m not talking about Super Bowl 50. I’m talking about the Puppy Bowl.

For the past 11 years, Animal Planet has made Super Bowl Sunday so much more enjoyable for those of us who don’t know, or don’t care, about football. 

And this year’s lineup of 49 pup players is looking pretty solid. 

Which means you should probably go ahead and lock down your fantasy team. Yes, this is a thing. 

The bowl isn’t just for fun and games, it’s also for raising awareness about pet adoption. All of the puppies that play in the Puppy Bowl are from pet shelters across the U.S. 

We should mention, some kittens also make an appearance during the 90-minute production. Because what else would viewers want to watch as a halftime show?

This year's Puppy Bowl airs at 3 p.m. ET. May the best pup win.

This video includes an image from Getty Images.