Please Enjoy The Real Highlight Of The Super Bowl: These Very Excited Dogs Tuning In To Watch The Puppy Bowl

Happy Monday.

While the Super Bowl thrills some, displeases some, and generally bores many, the Puppy Bowl is objectively good, pure, enjoyable content – and not just for humans.

The only thing cuter than Animal Planet’s 15th Annual Puppy Bowl is all the dogs tuning into watch it from their own homes.

The Puppy Bowl features two teams: Team Ruff and Team Fluff. All the players are dogs from shelters that are up for adoption that will likely find a home after hordes of people tune in to watch the game.

The action on the field is intense, as the doggos battle it out for the coveted Lombarky Trophy.

The programme pulls in a huge audience of good dogs who are thrilled to finally get the representation they deserve on screen.

This is truly the match that gripped a nation.

Meanwhile, the kitty halftime show has been met with mixed reviews.

If you want to go down a wholesome internet black hole today, Puppy Bowl content is 100% where it’s at. 10/10 would recommend.

No One Can Name All The Members Of Maroon 5, The Super Bowl Halftime Act, But The Guesses Are Gold

No offence Maroon 5, but I still have no idea.

Maroon 5 is officially playing the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl, which is a huge gig. Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Prince, Madonna and a slew of other major artists have taken that stage, so there are a lot of tough acts to follow.

Granted, due to the controversy regarding the NFL and its treatment of Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of black rights and police violence, the list of people up for doing the Super Bowl halftime show was definitely a little shorter this year.

But anyway, Maroon 5 is playing, and they are indeed a big name. It just turns out that no one can name the actual members of the band.

SB Nation posed the question, and the answer was an overwhelming nope. But that didn’t stop people from offering some ace guesses.

The band’s frontman Adam Levine is a better-known name, and for a lot of people the only one they have associated with Maroon 5.

After looking into it, I’ll admit I’m still confused about who is currently in Maroon 5. But according to my calculations (and Wikipedia), it currently consists of lead vocalist Adam Levine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, lead guitarist James Valentine, drummer Matt Flynn, keyboardist PJ Morton and multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar.

So there’s your answer, and I’ll probably forget it in about 15 seconds.

Conspiracy Alert: Is This Very Good Doggo That Crashed A Couture Fashion Show A Perfect PR Stunt?

It only takes one cute as heck pupper to turn a fashion show into national headlines. Just saying.

Picture this: at a high fashion show in India, huge Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra is about to join the models donned in elaborate evening wear when a dog instead enters and takes centre stage. 

That’s what happened at designer Rohit Bal’s fashion show on Wednesday, and the footage of the waggy-tailed stray doggo stealing the spotlight soon went viral online.

It makes sense, because seriously LOOK at this little guy. CAN strut.

Now, most things go viral completely by accident. Who could have expected the popularity of ‘they did surgery on a grape’ or ‘South America map reactions’?

But surely some of the viral things that seem so organically attention-worthy are not merely happy accidents, but carefully executed stunts designed to capture our attention. Yes I am talking about a full blown conspiracy, and we could be looking right at it.

This dog interrupting the catwalk is just so cute. Almost too cute.

Admittedly, I have no tactile evidence, but who needs that when you have a ~theory~. Plenty of conspiracy theorists have no concrete evidence and this is merely in keeping with tradition.

So first of all, designer Rohit Bal clearly knows good PR, because he had two major Indian actors appearing in his show: Sidharth Malhotra and Diana Penty. It’s the age old ‘get extremely hot famous people involved and the attention will follow’ tactic, and you know what? Look at these two. I would call that a flawless execution.

Secondly, animal content is an easy win. We love animal videos, and animals out of place is a sweet spot.

It was only a few months ago that a cat ‘stole the show’ on a runway at a fashion show in Istanbul. Is this a bit of an Illuminati-confirmed moment? Maybe.

Whether or not this specific doggo occurrence was engineered, who knows? But it’s a good lesson in viral marketing – animals can get you the kind of attention that money can’t afford.

Would we have seen the illustrious designs of Rohit Bal if it hadn’t been for that ‘stray’ dog? I think not.

So next time you see a viral video of an animal where it doesn’t belong, ask yourself, ‘is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?’

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