Team Ruff looks to regain bragging rights in Puppy Bowl XV.
Team Ruff is on a mission for Puppy Bowl XV.
Last year in Puppy Bowl XIV, Team Ruff looked for sure to grab possession of the Chewy.com Lombarky Trophy, only to have it snatched from their jaws at the last second by Team Fluff, who pulled out the 52-47 triumph in GEICO Stadium.
(See more on the history of the event here.)
This time around, Ruff’s roster of players is looking to be even cuter and more playful out on the field, in order to give their team the victory.
Happily, all of these players have been adopted since the filming of the game last October. Now, let’s dig into the starting lineup for Team Ruff.
From Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Nashville, Tennessee – Alexander
Alexander is hoping his long legs won’t get anyone else tripped up and get him called for intentional ruffness penalties. Hailing from Music City, he’s a big Titans and Predators fan, and would love to meet Moose McCreery.
From The Sato Project in Puerto Rico – Bee
Bee is hoping her quickness will sting the opponents.
From The Sato Project in Puerto Rico – Bella
Bella is hoping her cuteness will distract the other team so her teammates can score all the points.
From The Sato Project in Puerto Rico – Bugsy
Football isn’t that big a thing in Puerto Rico, so Bugsy isn’t quite sure of all the rules. Still, he’s going to try his best.
From Planned Pethood in Toledo, Ohio – Emmitt
Emmitt is from northwest Ohio, one of the hotbeds of football tradition, and in particular, coaching greatness. He’ll use his knowledge of strategy and history to outsmart Team Fluff.
From the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California – Flo
Flo is a terrier, and so she’ll put up a determined fight on defense.
From the Nevada SPCA in Las Vegas – George
From Green Dogs Unleashed in Troy, Virginia – Hank
Hank is named after the legendary Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, the first AFL team to win the Super Bowl. His size and that legacy bode well for Team Ruff.
From The Sato Project in Puerto Rico – Harry
Harry’s size, quickness and speed will make him a great ballcarrier.