February 06, 2005

Sunday's Best Alternative Program

All networks, cable or broadcast, that don’t have the Super Bowl still have to program something on America’s Secular Holiday. Bravo did a Queer Eye For the Straight Guy marathon, ESPN went with figure skating, but Animal Planet did it the best.

The Puppy Bowl.

A simple concept: a large, football field-shaped pen, 17 rambunctious puppies, and a few toys. Three hours of strangely hypnotic television. You would be surprised how much fun it is just to sit and watch puppies play. It was a very nice diversion after the avalanche that the Super Bowl has become.

The best part is the Puppy Bowl is to raise awareness of the need for puppy adoptions. All of the puppies come from shelters, and the show website links to places where you can adopt your own. If you want a dog, please adopt one that needs a home.

My wife and I are the owners of two very cute and very odd shelter puppies, and I can't imagine anything better.

Posted by Frinklin at February 6, 2005 09:11 PM

I watched for a little while, and enjoyed it. My kids got bored by it, though, so we just turned off the tube.

Great message, though!

Posted by: Corey at February 8, 2005 07:52 AM
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