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Puppy Bowl XI to feature Nigerian goats as cheerleaders

For all the hype the Super Bowl sees every year, the annual Puppy Bowl is gaining some serious steam as well. Year by year, more and more people tune in to watch adorable pups play their own version of a football game.

Sunday's Puppy Bowl XI will be a little different, because it's getting some cheerleaders for the contest: Nigerian goats. 

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Yes, five Nigerian dwarf goats will be playing the parts of cheerleaders, and as Puppy Bowl referee Dan Schachner explains, it should be interesting getting them ready for the roles. 

“If you’ve never tried to put a cheerleading outfit on a goat before, I recommend you try it,” Schachner said via The Washington Post. “You will feel my pain.” 

How many people can say they've tried putting a cheerleading outfit on a goat before? All the more reason to tune in at 3 p.m. ET on Animal Planet. What else will you be doing that day?

Jack Jorgensen