Kitten Bowl Coming in 2014

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The Puppy Bowl will have some competition next year, at long last. The Hallmark Channel announced today that they'll be airing a Kitten Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday 2014, with a similar look-at-these-cute-adoptable-pets strategy but with a cat agility contest. According to the rules, "Lures, like laser pointers, and toys on a string will be used to get the kittens through the course, but food will not [be] allowed." Sounds official! While we're shocked that it's taken this long for another channel to jump on the alterna-bowl train, we're glad it's finally happening. Some of us find the Super Bowl extremely dumb and boring but still like to eat nachos while enjoying companionship. We need shows, too.