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The Puppy Bowl 2020 also happened on Sunday night. Here’s what happened

People try to get a glimpse of the Puppy Bowl on the Embarcadero outside Super Bowl City Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in San Francisco. The bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet that mimics the Super Bowl using puppies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
People try to get a glimpse of the Puppy Bowl on the Embarcadero outside Super Bowl City Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in San Francisco. The bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet that mimics the Super Bowl using puppies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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The Puppy Bowl 2020 was the other big competition of Sunday night and the winner was pretty fluffy.

What happened: Team Fluff took home the championship, securing the “Lobarky” trophy in what was one of the biggest events on record, according to the New York Post.

  • 96 rescue puppies from 61 different shelters competed in the event.
  • Puppies from outside the U.S. were also involved.
  • New York Post said: “The game kicked off with a touchdown from Team Ruff’s Cafecito, a particularly rambunctious Chinese crested/Yorkshire terrier mix from Florida. The teams remained neck-and-neck, right up till the end, with a rousing touchdown by Team Fluff’s Rocky Road, a German shepherd/Samoyed mix from New York.”
  • SB Nation said: “Absolute mayhem at the end of this game. Ruff seemingly took the lead late as Crumpet scored a clutch TD, but Fluff answered just under the buzzer to secure the win in the Puppy Bowl Sweet 16. Fluff reclaims the Lombarky trophy and have bragging rights for the next year.”

MVP: The Most Valuable Puppy award went to Gina, a 12-week-old Labrador retriever-chow chow mix (that’s a mouthful), from Team Ruff.

Context: Last year, Team Ruff won the event after Fluff won two in a row, according to Sports Illustrated.

Bigger picture: Throughout the years of this competition, 100% of the puppies involved in the competition end up getting adopted, according to Sports Illustrated.