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2020 Puppy Bowl: Date, Time, What you need to know


2020 Puppy Bowl: Date, Time, What you need to know

The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs won’t be the only teams that fans will be tuning in to watch this Sunday. 

For the 16th year, Animal Planet will showcase the Puppy Bowl XVI.

96 furry friends from 61 shelters throughout the U.S. and Canada will compete for a special a CHEWY “Lombarky” trophy. This year will feature the largest amount of international talent, with players representing Cartagena, Columbia; St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Toronto.

The show is part of a campaign to promote adopting animals. All of the puppies will be available for adoption.

Last year, after a hard fought battle, Team Ruff defeated Team Fluff 59-51, taking home the Lombarky. 

If you’re looking for a cuteness overload, here’s everything you need to know. 

When is the 2020 Puppy Bowl?

Date: Sunday, February 2nd 

Pregame Coverage: Pregame Show at 11:00 a.m. 

Time: Puppy Bowl at 3:00 p.m. ET

How to watch the 2020 Puppy Bowl?

TV Channel: Animal Planet 

Meet the starting lineup in the 2020 Puppy Bowl:

Team Ruff

Aspen: Australian Cattle Dog/Cocker Spaniel

Betty: Bulldog

Brody: Chihuahua/Miniature Dachshund

Cafecito: Crested/Yorkshire Terrier

Candy: Old English Sheepdog/Boxer

Crumpet: American Staffordshire Terrier

Daphne: German Shepherd

Ferris: Labrador Retriever/American Eskimo

Filbert: Shetland Sheepdog/Border Collie

Gina: Labrador Retriever/Chow Chow

Goldie: Rottweiler/American Staffordshire Terrier

Huck: Miniature Poodle/Shih Tzu

Jack: Chihuahua/Miniature Poodle

Kenny: Golden Retriever/Boxer

Lee: Alaskan Malamute/White Swiss Shepherd

Linus: Pomeranian/Miniature Poodle

Maverick: Miniature Longhair Dachshund/Pekingese

Mocha: Australian Cattle Dog/Lacy Dog

Poppy: Bichon Frise/Papillon

Rhubarb: Miniature Schnauzer/Shih Tzu

Starla: Cocker Spaniel/Siberian Husky

Strudel: Miniature Pinscher/Toy Poodle

Team Fluff 

Anise: Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever

Bert: Great Pyrenees/Weimaraner

Bobby: Lhasa Apso/Miniature Poodle

Coach: Treeing Walker/Coonhound/Boxer

Darcy: Chihuahua/Maltese

Dolly: Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd

Duncan: Collie

Granny Smith: Catahoula/American Staffordshire Terrier

Killian: Great Dane

Kingery: Boxer/American Staffordshire Terrier

Lucca: Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua

Papaya: Labrador Retriever/Border Collie

Rocky Road: German Shepherd/Samoyed

Rooster: Bulldog/American Staffordshire Terrier

Rummy: Chihuahua/Boston Terrier

Sadie: American Staffordshire Terrier/American Bulldog

Sol: Chihuahua/Border Collie

Spritz: German Shepherd/Rottweiler

Theodore: Pomeranian/Siberian Husky

Wilbur: Miniature Poodle/Shih Tzu

Tom Brady re-watches Super Bowl LI, Joey Gallo's at-home batting practice

Tom Brady re-watches Super Bowl LI, Joey Gallo's at-home batting practice

In Monday's look around the best of the sports internet, we check in on Mekhi Becton, who was the heaviest individual at the 2020 NFL Combine and ran a 5.11 40-yard dash. Here he is again turning heads with his at-home workout pushing a pick up truck - 368 pounds of full force.

Next up, Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo is about one swing away from making his neighbors very upset. He shared this video on social media of his at-home batting practice and it is terrifying. Cross your fingers that one of these baseballs doesn't go flying through his window!

Finally, Tom Brady has moved on to join a new team in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but that's not stopping him from reliving the glory days as a New England Patriot. Brady shared via his Instagram stories that he was re-watching the epic Super Bowl LI in which the Patriots pulled of an incredible comeback from 28-3 down to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. Even with knowing the ending, Brady admitted he was nervous watching like the rest of us!


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In the Loop: Shaq issues TikTok challenge, Nate Schmidt gives his best Bryce Harper impression

In the Loop: Shaq issues TikTok challenge, Nate Schmidt gives his best Bryce Harper impression

NBC Sports Washington is keeping you In the Loop with the top viral moments going on in the sports world this Sunday.  

First up, TikTok has been the most popular thing keeping people busy during their time at home and Shaquille O’Neal got in on the action. O’Neal and his two sons, Shareef and Shaqir, had some fun on TikTok challenging LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and others to TikTok dances.  


Next up, we’re all trying to stay fit during this time at home using whatever we have as weights. Now the average person is probably using soup cans if that’s all they have lying around the house, but five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champ James Harrison took it next level by using his replica Lombardi trophies as weights. This is amazing! 


Finally, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt, a fan favorite from his days with the Capitals, decided to take batting practice in honor of what would have been Opening Day for the MLB. He decided to channel his inner Bryce Harper, a Vegas native himself. What do think of the swing?