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The best of Puppy Bowl X

8:05 AM, Feb 3, 2014   |    comments
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USA TODAY - Before the Super Bowl can kick off, the most important sporting event in the history of the world must happen. That's right, Puppy Bowl.

Sunday's Puppy Bowl X featured several adorable, adoptable puppies, some hamsters, a few penguin cheerleaders, and cats looking down on everyone from an owner's box. Let's check in on the highlights:

* The puppies were "trained" on the front lawn of the White House, led by First Dogs Bo and Sunny, and Puppy Bowl was given a warm welcome by First Lady Michelle Obama.

* The famous Keyboard Cat's halftime show was a nod to the music of Bruno Mars, the halftime act for the real Super Bowl.

* Echoing last year's Super Bowl, the lights "went out" during the third quarter of the Puppy Bowl To restore the power, hamsters ran in their wheels.

* Shyla, a Great Pyrenees, kicked the first field goal in Puppy Bowl history, by edging the ball over the goal line with her giant paws.

* Loren, a Brittany, made a play for the most valuable puppy award by scoring four times and making some big defensive stops on Lily, the basset hound.

* Rudy, the tiny terrier who made it to every practice, finally made it in the game in the final minute.

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