Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/6/14

Once again my wife, Nicole (or Ah-cole), has provided us with a preview of THE television event of the weekend. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2012 Puppy Bowl preview.

Let’s be honest there are four types of people tune in to watch the puppy bowl:

(1) Diehard repeat fans

(2) Just-heard-about-it-want-to-see-what-the-fuss-is-about

(3) Dog lovers

(4) Those sleeping with dog lovers.

Changes? Nothing radical.

There is a new ref this year, just a guy hoping not to “step in it” during his rookie debut. You may have seen or heard him before, he is the Scott toilet paper guy and the voiceover for Subway commercials. 

One can just imagine the ad that went out for the casting call for this ref- Must love dogs, making an ass out of yourself on national tv, crawling around on your knees and picking up crap. (Turns out Dan Schachner sent in a home video to Animal Planet to get the gig).

Every year there seems to be a new gimmick. Last year it was 3D, this year? Animal Planet has announced the addition of  Meep the Bird, who will tweet from inside the stadium and a piggy pep squad. I’m guessing the pigs are replacing the bunny rabbit and chicken cheerleaders.  Also this years’ bowl will showcase a Game Day Fan Photo Faceoff where you can vote for “average” dogs. (You know, the obese, blind in one eye, and what is stinky dog that you keep around because you don’t have the heart to let him go)

I’ve always wondered how these puppies are picked, are they breeds or types of dogs that are difficult to adopt? No answers. If you know, let us know in the comments. Also, I keep looking for a “where are they now” segment and never see one. Perhaps ill have to send Animal Planet an email. This is MY idea, and should you steal it, I’ll cut your fingers off.

And now for the reason you all even bothered to check this preview out- the starting line-up.  I have to say the fun facts this year aren’t quite as fun as before, so I took the liberty to add to them. Here are my favorites for Sunday.


Breed(s): Catahoula Mix

Fun Fact: Loves to dress up on Halloween.

Actually that’s not a fun fact.

A real fun fact would be that Salem likes to dress up in women’s clothes on Thursday to clip coupons. Everyone loves to dress up on Halloween.

Sweetie Pie


Breed(s): Catahoula Mix

Fun Fact: Plays trumpet in a jazz band.

Yet she can’t open the Milkbones bag…something doesn’t add up. This dog MUST have ah-pose-able fumbs.



Breed(s): Bassett Hound Mix

Fun Fact: Has seen every Sherlock Holmes movie.

Kinda looks like he’s been in every Sherlock Holmes movie.

Leroy Brown


Breed(s): Chihuahua/Terrier Mix

Fun Fact: Best sport is really baseball.

Clearly isn’t reading this blog. (Right Miz?)



Breed(s): Australian Shepherd Mix (I heard BigD is known to cuddle with these types)

Fun Fact: Saving to buy a sailboat.

Hopefully the flea collars and plastic cone endorsements will help in this ridiculous goal. A dog owning a sailboat? Ha!

At every Magic game in the history of ever they give a Subway Sub of the Game. In this event? Montana and Portia are my subs of the game.

Sorry for the mailed in version, I’ve been kind of pre-occupied with the Tin-Man and trying to avoid my 30th birthday. If I don’t think about it, it’ll go away right?

And just a side note…Trey and I live 5 miles from the Citrus Bowl. We were debating whether we’d ever rent out house out if the stadium was ever blessed with the big game. First things first. The Citrus Bowl will NEVER host the BCS National Title game, let alone the Super Bowl. Exposing that many famous people to disease could wreck the world’s economy. I can see them having a Puppy Bowl there, the turf is crap anyways. I would rent my house out should the event (the Super Bowl that is) ever make its way to Orlando. I see people in Indy making too much money.

See you all next year!!

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