While the Ravens and 49ers smear their faces with grease and carbo-load for turf battle, there's a fluffier, fiercer faceoff happening in the canine world. Nine years ago, Animal Planet revolutionized the concept of Super Bowl pre-show: Puppy Bowl IX is a paw-biter of squeak-toy touchdowns and Fido fumbles. An estimated 9 million humans will tune in to watch the water bowl cam, kiss cam and aerial reporting by blimp-driving hamsters. New for 2013: The hedgehog cheerleaders, lighting up the sidelines with their beady-eyed displays of morale-boosting moxie. Plus, the can't-miss Kitty Halftime Show.
Puppy Bowl IX airs Sun., Feb. 3, 3-5PM ET/PT on Animal Planet.