Big Fan of the Puppy Bowl? Here’s What You Probably Didn’t Know

If you’re utterly obsessed with dogs, then there’s no doubt you’re a loyal viewer of Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl. Not so familiar with the event? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a televised program where doggos split into teams by size (so big dogs vs. big dogs, etc.) and “play” each other on a mini football field for all to watch. As someone who got to go behind the scenes of the taping a few weeks back, let me attest that the pups are even cuter in real life.

There are literally dozens of pups playing everywhere! In its 15th year, Puppy Bowl XV is set to air on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. ET and 12 p.m. PT. Think you know everything there is to know about this positively adorable tradition? Scroll through to learn a new factoid or two.