Monday, February 3, 2014

Kitten football

Yesterday, Sunday, Feb. 2, was the biggest game of the football season.  Prior to the big game, the “Hallmark” channel produced a three hour extravaganza called “The Kitten Bowl.”  

It consisted of teams of kittens playing on a small replica football field.  There were real sports announcers, celebrity guests, and a referee.  The most common infraction was biting the tail of an opponent.  All three of my cats watched it, but Opie was the real Kitty Bowl fan.  

Advertisements between game play exhorted people to go to an animal shelter and adopt a kitten.  Photo of gameplay below followed by adoption advertisement.

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If the program is repeated, I recommend watching it.

Official video clips may be viewed at:

Hallmark Kitten Bowl



15 comments:

  1. Lieber Greg,
    das ist sehr sehr lustig, hab ich noch nie von gehört, gibts da auch ein Video dazu Youtube oder so?
    Hab einen schönen Tag
    Herzlichst Tatjana und die 7 Buben

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    1. The Hallmark Channel Official Website has highlight videos of the game at:
      http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl/video/Video/OpeningKickoff

      Hope it works for you.

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  2. Funny....I've never heard of such a kitten-game before and to bad that I can't watch it. Funny too that your cats are watching, cause Gismo doesn't care about things on TV....ok, one thing. If somebody is ringing a door bell, his head ist coming up and he looks around.

    Thanks for sharing and take care

    Greetings

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    1. Zeke was interested until he failed at trying to get inside the television to participate! Official video clips can be viewed at the link:
      http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl/video/Video/OpeningKickoff

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  3. Hallo lieber Greg,

    was es nicht alles gibt. :-)
    Fiona schaut kaum in den TV.
    Das Footballspiel ist bei euch ja ein grosses Fest. Davon bekommt man bei uns wenig mit.
    Es wär schön wenn die Katzen aus den Heimen ein gutes schönes Plätzchen finden würden.

    Dir und deinen Katzen alles Gute.

    Liebe Grüsse
    Julia & Fiona

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    1. Football is a very big occasion here, especially since our local team, the Seattle Seahawks won the Superbowl for the first time ever.
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      Video of the Kitten Bowl can be seen at the following link:

      http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl/video/Video/OpeningKickoff

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  4. the Kitten Bowl was a true joy wasn't it? We LOVED it!

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    1. Your "preview" post of the show alerted me of it. Thanks!

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  5. We should have watched this! We liked that they were promoting adoptions too.

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    1. It was billed as the "First Annual Kitten Bowl" so I suspect we shall see a new game next year this time! They may repeat the program, so we must keep our eyes open. Video clips can be seen at:

      http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl/video/Video/OpeningKickoff

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  6. Lieber Greg,
    ich bin begeistert. Davon hatte ich noch nie
    gehört.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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    1. Ich vermute, dass es eine größere Show im nächsten Jahr geben wird.

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  7. That is so cute! I hope lots of kitties found their forever homes!
    Donna

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  8. I missed it but will check out the link. I bet you were down in crazy-town yesterday for the crazy football rally!! I was not! too cold and too many crazy peoples.

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