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Super Bowl 2014 is a few hours away with the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks set for kickoff at 6.30 p.m. ET at MetLife stadium in New Jersey. As the Examiner previously reported, the football action is great, but it is the halftime show that gets most people excited. From the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to all the Super Bowl commercials airing throughout the game, there is something for everyone.

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In just one game, fans get to watch Scarlett Johansson, David Beckham, Lawrence Fishburne and many others tackle everything from sodastream to the underwear and the “Matrix.” And of course Budweiser will be sure to pull the emotional strings with its Puppy ad.

For those not interested in the Super Bowl halftime entertainment, other channels are happy to fill in the time gap with other Bowls, including the Puppy Bowl, Kitten Bowl, Fish Bowl, and even the Zombie Bowl, according to the Bleacher Report.

The Puppy Bowl is back on Animal Planet on Feb. 2 – 3 from 2:00 p.m. ET to 4:00 a.m. ET. For those following their favorite breeds, the Puppy Bowl is back for its 10th season with its adorable lineup including “terrier tackles, touchdowns, puppy penalties, fumbles and Fido first downs,” according to

No channel pulls the strings like Hallmark, and the Kitten Bowl is the perfect option to both the Super Bowl game and Bruno Mars’ halftime show. It airs Feb. 2-3 from 12:00 p.m. ET to 12:00 a.m. ET on Hallmark. According to Hallmark channel, the Kitten Bowl is hosted, in association with “the North Shore Animal League America, will be hosted by TV personality and activist Beth Stern, and emceed by John Sterling, the legendary radio voice of the New York Yankees.”

If that is not enough encouragement to watch, it adds, “’Kitten Bowl’ is the greatest feline showdown in cable television history. The competition will consist of two preliminary playoffs and a championship match. Along with basic obstacle courses of hurdles, tunnels, hoops, jumps, weave poles, lasers, lures and toys on strings, ‘Kitten Bowl’ will feature clever locker room strategies, player profiles and ‘interviews,’ and camera work and audio recordings from the athletes as they play the game!”

Nature enthusiasts will go gaga for National Geographic Wild’s Fish Bowl event, which has been helmed as a “Global Television Event,” featuring Goldie the goldfish, who “will swim about her daily business in an actual fishbowl. Without filters and with remarkable candor, Goldie navigates through an average day in the life of a goldfish.” It airs on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 6:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET on National Geographic Wild.

Leave it to AMC to compete with puppies, kittens and football by offering the Zombie Bowl. “The Walking Dead” fans can catch up on the hit series before the Feb. 9 season premiere with a marathon viewing session on Feb. 2-3 from 9:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 a.m. ET on AMC.


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