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It’s that time of year again….Puppy Bowl XIV! Meet the Starting Line Up!

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It’s that time of year again….Puppy Bowl XIV! Meet the Starting Line Up!

It’s that time of year again….Puppy Bowl XIV! Meet the Starting Line Up!

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when the NFL playoffs are heating up and Super Bowl is just around the corner. But I’m not here to talk about football. No. This is something better!

It’s time for the 2018 Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIV!

That’s right! Talk about cute, adorable and fun!

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Animal Planet has just released photos of 38 of the 90 puppies participating in Puppy Bowl XIV, airing simultaneously on both coasts Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT.

The starting lineup of Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl famously airs on the same day as the Super Bowl. This year’s 14th epic showdown will feature 90 adoptable puppies from 48 rescue centers around the country placed on either #TeamRuff or #TeamFluff to face off for the coveted Chewy.com “Lombarky” Puppy Bowl trophy.

This year some of the puppies come from areas that were devastated by natural disasters in 2017, including Houston (puppy Tyler thanks to Rescue Road Trips), Puerto Rico, and Florida.

In addition to the game between #TeamFluff and #TeamRuff — and the supporting spectacle includes Jokgu the piano-playing chicken pecking out the national anthem; duckling, piglet, and baby bunny cheerleaders; and, of course, the Kitty Half-Time Show. But viewers will also be treated to “Pup Close and Personal” segments highlighting some of the adoptable athletes (from 48 rescues) and their heartwarming stories.

Among these stories is: Mango, the first-ever international Puppy Bowl player, who was rescued from Mexico; Tyler, a rescue from the flood waters of Houston during Hurricane Harvey; and best friends Sophie, a three-legged goldendoodle, and Buttons, a sight-impaired and deaf cocker spaniel. Other special-needs players include Ryder, a sight-impaired husky; Chance, a deaf dalmatian; Moonshine, a sight-impaired, deaf border collie; and Luna, a Pomeranian mix with a cleft palate.

Yes, of course all the puppies are adorable!

If you like a challenge, here is a few of the starting lineup’s cuteness from their puppy/player profile pics.

Mr. Wigglesworth

Team: Ruff
From: Florida Little Dogs Rescue
(Photo: Animal Planet)

<p>Team: Ruff<br /> From: Florida Little Dogs Rescue<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet) </p>

 

Clyde

Team: Ruff
From: Florida Little Dogs Rescue
(Photo: Animal Planet)

<p>Team: Ruff<br /> From: Florida Little Dogs Rescue<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet) </p>

Petree

Team: Ruff
From: Center for Animal Health and Welfare
(Photo: Animal Planet)

<p>Team: Ruff<br /> From: Center for Animal Health and Welfare<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet) </p>

Tyler

Team: Fluff
From: Shaggy Dog Rescue
(Photo: Animal Planet)

<p>Team: Fluff<br />From: Shaggy Dog Rescue<br />(Photo: Animal Planet) </p>

Vaughn

Team: Fluff
From: Colorado Animal Welfare
(Photo: Animal Planet)

<p>Team: Fluff<br /> From: Colorado Animal Welfare<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet) </p>

Savannah

Team: Ruff
From: Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Ruff<br /> From: Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet)

Sophie

Team: Fluff
From: Green Dogs Unleashed
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Fluff<br />From: Green Dogs Unleashed<br />(Photo: Animal Planet)

Biscuit

Team: Fluff
From: Social Tees
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Fluff<br /> From: Social Tees<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet)

Kitsy

Team: Ruff
From: AHeinz57 Pet Rescue
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Ruff<br /> From: AHeinz57 Pet Rescue<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet)

Hannah

Team: Ruff
From: Villalobos Animal Rescue
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Ruff<br /> From: Villalobos Animal Rescue<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet)

Luna

Team: Fluff
From: Blue Water Area Humane Society
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Fluff<br /> From: Blue Water Area Humane Society<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet)

Sunny

Team: Fluff
From: All but Forgotten
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Fluff<br />From: All but Forgotten<br />(Photo: Animal Planet)

Blueberry Pie

Team: Fluff
From: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Fluff<br /> From: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet)

Ryder

Team: Ruff
From: Double J Dog Ranch
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Ruff<br /> From: Double J Dog Ranch<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet)

Barry

Team: Ruff
From: Nashville Humane Association
(Photo: Animal Planet)
Team: Ruff<br /> From: Nashville Humane Association<br /> (Photo: Animal Planet)
Ok that’s just a few to get you started and perk your interests. Click here for more.
Of course, my favorite is Sophie from Team Fluff. She looks like a loveable golden labradoodle. Just adorable!
Let us know what team you are rooting for and your favorite pup in the comments.
Until then, hope you turn in to watch the Pupply Bowl on February 4th!
And if you missed it, here’s a quick video highlight from last year’s Puppy Bowl:

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