Puppy Bowl XIV 2018: Date, Starting Lineup, TV Schedule and More

Richard Janvrin@@RichardJanvrinFeatured ColumnistJanuary 30, 2018

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07:  Attendees cuddle with puppies from a local rescue, Paw Works, who are on hand to promote Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl XII' during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications)
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No matter who you are, this thing called real life has a way of making things stressful.

What can we do about that?

Well, when in doubt, turn to some pups, or doggos, or puppies—whatever your name for them is.

And on Super Bowl weekend, we'll combine two things most people love the most—football and puppies—at Puppy Bowl XIV.

         

Puppy Bowl XIV Schedule

Date: Sunday, Feb. 4

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Watch: Animal Planet

If the idea of pups playing a nice game of football doesn't get you excited, maybe this short hype video will?

              

Puppy Bowl XIV Starting Lineup

Team Fluff

Alvin—German Shorthaired Pointer/Rottweiler

Ana—Australian Cattle Dog/Catahoula Leopard Dog

Bear—American Staffordshire Terrier/Foxhound

Biscuit—Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher

Blueberry Pie—Miniature Poodle/Chihuahua

Buckalew—Chihuahua/Dachshund

Buttons—Cocker Spaniel

Chance—Dalmatian

Checkers—American Staffordshire Terrier/Chihuahua

Joy—Miniature Poodle

Kaleb Junior—Chihuahua/Chow Chow

Lila—Chihuahua/English Toy Spaniel

Luna—Pomeranian/Miniature Pinscher

Mango—American Staffordshire Terrier/Chihuahua

Olympia—Great Pyrenees

Sally—Treeing Walker Coonhound

Sophie—Poodle/Golden Retriever

Stripe—Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd

Sunny—American Staffordshire Terrier/Rottweiler

Tyler—Chihuahua/Shih Tzu

Vaughn—Border Collie/Shiba Inu

           

Team Ruff

Barry—Treeing Walker Coonhound/Great Pyrenees

Boomer—Chihuahua/Pomeranian

Carlo—Pug

Clyde—Corgi

Edwin—German Shepherd/Rottweiler

Hannah—American Staffordshire Terrier/Bulldog

J-Paw—Miniature Poodle/Chihuahua

Joker—Shih Tzu/Yorkshire Terrier

Juniper—American Staffordshire Terrier/American Bulldog

Kelly Barkson—American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador Retriever

Kitsy—Shiba Inu

Miss Brie—Russell Terrier/American Eskimo Dog

Moonshine—Border Collie

Morris—Pomeranian

Mr. Wigglesworth—Shar-Pei

Peanut—Australian Shepherd/Pointer

Petree—Pomeranian/Pekingese

Savannah—Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier

Alison Yin/Associated Press

Trust me, some of these names don't do the dogs justice—they're way too cute.

Check out the starting lineup gallery.

Personally, I'm a Barry fan. He looks like a nice boy.

Together, these dogs assemble from all over the country to help raise awareness for animal adoption.

From Florida to New Hampshire, these dogs are ready to put on a show.

The show is originally filmed in months prior and requires around 53 hours of footage—that's ruff!

OK, yeah, that was bad, but whatever.

Also, there is a halftime show, too.

This year, two viral sensations, Prince Michael and Phil the cat will perform "Meow Meow Meow"—a cover of the NSYNC hit song "Bye Bye Bye."

If you don't care about the Super Bowl or New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady seeking his sixth Lombardi Trophy, the Puppy Bowl is the right alternative for you.

Who will take home this year's Lombarki? Tune in to find out!

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