This Sunday kicks off the ninth annual Puppy Bowl,
the canine alternative to other big game this weekend.
Above, dogs make their first entrance on the field.
Things get off to a fast start.
There's a flag on the field: Excessive chewing.
Working out sore muscles.
New this year: Hedgehogs on the field with pompoms.
It's getting a little chippy out there.
Kitty half time show during Puppy Bowl IX
More kittens in the spotlight.
Something's got this kitten's attention at the 20 yard line.
Kitten down--call the trainer.
Suit up, you're going in for Kaepernick.
Racing down the sideline...
Puppies get in a little extracurricular activity.