Forget the Super Bowl and tune in to the more adorable alternative, The Puppy Bowl. People are starting to ditch the ol' fan-favorite sport in favor of puppies — and who could blame them?
For those who aren't familiar, the Puppy Bowl mimics that of the Super Bowl, but replaces professional football players with puppies, and a real football with squeakers. There are two teams who compete for the supreme title, and the whole thing is too cute.
Team Fluff and Team Ruff battled it out for the championship, but the cuteness overload didn't stop there. How could a special broadcasting two teams of puppies get any better? The game was officiated by a rescue sloth, named Shirley.
She stole the audiences' hearts and took her sweet time strolling onto the field to begin the game:
Shirley showed off her impressive talents. Besides being a top-notch referee, she can hang from just about anything:
She also can spend several minutes in the middle of a field, doing nothing, all while managing to look super cute.
Better than football? Probably.
Shirley was the real star of Super Bowl Sunday.
I love it! A sloth as referee...snap decisions not his strong suit!— Garla Twyman (@GarlaT) February 5, 2018
Hopefully this will become a long-standing tradition at the Puppy Bowl:
Now that is a tradition that I think we all can get on board with. Sports fan, non-sports fan, everyone is a fan of adorable and lazy little sloth babies!
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