61 Adorable Behind-The-Scenes Moments At Puppy Bowl X

Welcome to the Puppy Bowl, where the puppies are the stars and the kittens win our hearts.

1. The Puppy Bowl is the most important sporting event of the year.

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2. It is filled with tons of adoptable cuties…

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3. …including ones of the feline variety…

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4. …as well some feathered cheerleaders.

(not adoptable, but certainly squee-worthy)

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5. It took hours of warming up backstage before any of them went out.

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6. A favorite pre-game strategy was the cuddle puddle…

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7. …while the most successful pre-game strategy was the nap until the very last moment.

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8. Once they were all cuddled, rested, and warmed up, it was time to make a grand entrance. Some were shy but focused…

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9. …and some simply acted shy while they smelled out the fear.

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10. Some were just really, really happy to be there…

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…really, really…

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It’s OK, you can take a moment to catch your breath.

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11. Once the game got going, there was a lot for the ref to handle.

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12. Some got in real big trouble right away…

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13. …while others got praised for great sportsmanship.

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14. This guy got tackled right away and decided that football was not for him.

Us too, baby lab, us too.

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15. The real action happened backstage, where we were lucky enough to get some choice interviews.

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16. Some were too popular to ask…

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17. …and some too sleepy. Luckily, some obliged.

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“Why do you think you got out of that red card earlier today?”

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“What has football taught you?”

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“Any advice for future Puppy Bowlers or just fans?”

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“What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you on the field?”

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“What keeps you motivated when you’re out on the field?”

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“Has there been increased female attention since you’ve become a sports star?”

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28. “…”

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31. But how could you not like the penguinleaders?

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32. After all, these cuties almost stole the show with their top-notch cheering.

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33. To be honest, it was shocking that they didn’t melt the ice with the amount of heat they were giving off.

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34. I suppose they would’ve completely stolen the show, if the kittens didn’t bring down the house with their halftime show.

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35. Their performance was altogether shocking…

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36. …inspiring…

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37. …colorful…

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38. …on point…

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39. …and, above all, adorable.

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40. Obviously, we had to go backstage and ask the hard-hitting questions.

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“Were you excited about performing in the biggest sporting event of the year?”

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42. “…”

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“Any advice for future performers, like Bruno Mars?”

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“Why do you think you stood out among the millions that auditioned?”

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“How do you feel about the puppy athletes?”

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“What did you take away from Beyoncé’s performance last year?”

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“What’s the best part about performing?”

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“Anything you want your fans to know?”

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(She forced her autograph on us)

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57. Basically, the Puppy Bowl X is the cutest thing to happen during the sports season.

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58. …complete with penguins…

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59. …and adorable kittens.

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So a couple of last questions…

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“How do you think Puppy Bowl X is shaping up?”

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“Should we all watch?”

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61. This face says it all.

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All of the kittens and puppies who participated are part of an adoption program. To find out more, check out the Puppy Bowl Adoption Agencies and Organizations.

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Be sure to watch Puppy Bowl X on Feb. 2, starting at 3 p.m.

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All photos by Chelsea Marshall and Sami Main for Buzzfeed.

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