While some fans are eagerly awaiting the showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs next week, others have another major sporting event on their radar — Puppy Bowl XVII.
This year, besides featuring an adorable array of adoptable puppies for the 16th annual sporting event, domestic goddess Martha Stewart and “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper Snoop Dogg will take their famous friendship to the artificial turf to host Animal Planet’s big game.
In a press release, the network said Stewart will don the orange jersey in honor of Team Ruff while Snoop will rep in blue for Team Fluff.
The dynamic duo will host a special tailgate party before the festivities begin, where they’ll teach the audience how to serve up some fan favorite party drinks and snacks.
Other famous faces lending a hand will be Frozen 2 star Kristen Bell, who will report live from LA’s Annenberg PetSpace “to spend time with Java, a Labrador mix puppy looking for a fur-ever home to snuggle in.”
ESPN’s Monday Night Football announcer Steve Levy alongside Sage Steele, host of SportsCenter, will be breaking down the adorable play-by-play this year.
Also, returning for his 10th year will be “Rufferee” Dan Schachner, who will ensure this year’s team of rescue pups play by the rules.
This year’s Puppy Bowl will feature 70 adoptable pooches from 22 different shelters as, once again, Teams Ruff and Fluff hope to bag this year’s “Lombarky” trophy.
Puppy Bowl XVII kick off at 2 p.m. ET on February 7 on Animal Planet and stream live on the service Discovery+. The pre game show starts an hour earlier, at 1 p.m. ET.
By Megan Stone
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