Puppy Bowl 2011, the seventh annual Puppy Bowl, will be broadcast on Animal Planet at 3 pm EST on February 6, right before Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Puppy Bowl 2011 will feature footage of puppies playing in a model stadium. Football-style commentary is used to describe the puppies’ actions on the field.
The event is intended to highlight puppy shelters and encourage people to adopt from a shelter. All the puppy participants are four months old or younger.
For the first time, viewers will be able to see the action from the puppy’s point of view via the new Puppy Cam.
Harry Kalas, longtime Philadelphia Phillies play-by-play announcer, narrated the first five Puppy Bowls. The 2010 Puppy Bowl was dedicated to Kalas, who died on April 13, 2009.
The last four Puppy Bowls have been refereed by Andrew Schenchter, a.k.a. The Ref, who is a coordinating producer for Animal Planet.
Here are some highlights from Puppy Bowl 2010 and an update on Jake, the event’s MVP winner, and who’s preparing for a career as a canine entertainer.