While millions of households are gearing up for Super Bowl XLVII, Animal Planet will offer viewers some very fluffy and totally adorable counter programming.
Puppy Bowl IX will feature several breeds of young, playful pups, a super-entertaining kitty half-time show. This year marks the debut of a little spiny mammal.
That's right - hedgehog cheerleaders will debut at this year's bowl.
The hedgehogs will replace last year's "Piggy Pep-Squad." Go Puppies go!
Do not forget to check into the twitter verse and follow Meep, the tweeting cockatiel.
Last year's Most Valuable Puppy was a little lab named Fumble.
Who will win big this year?
Will you watch?
Thursday weather looks damp and stormy. It will be mild and muggy to start with spotty showers early followed by afternoon and evening storms. Highs in the upper 70s with winds out of the SW 5-10 mph. Some of the storms will produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds.
This system is from the same cold front that caused the midwest tornadoes. It will also usher in cooler air for the holiday weekend.