Puppy Bowl IX Will Include Hedgehog Cheerleaders and Tiny Hot Tubs
Because a news reporting bird, hamsters in a blimp, a kitten halftime show and 63 puppies hadn’t been adorable enough to initiate world peace, Animal Planet announced a new addition to its roster yesterday: a “squadron of cheerleading hedgehogs.”
They’ll take the field for the main event from 3 to 5 p.m. at Puppy Bowl IX, which runs consecutively with the Super Bowl on February 3. If their contributions don’t spark immediate global pacifism, Animal Planet has one more trick up its faux fur sleeve. This year, benched players can soak in teeny tiny hot tubs until they’re ready to re-enter the big game. And much like the water bowl cams, the pup-sized jacuzzi will have a live, submerged video feed.