Kitten Bowl 2020
Periwinkle and Stinky’s Adventure took place on Sunday, and it was a big one. As they were both attending the Super Bowl Party at the Tabby Cat Club, they hopped into Stinky’s teleportation tunnel there and headed out to the grandest event of the day…the Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl VII.
They both already had secured their Kitten Bowl trading cards and were hoping to meet lots of the participants and exchange cards. They had selected the Little Longtails as the team to cheer on to victory.
Stinky had managed to secure seats right on the 50 yard line, and the tabbies took their seats just as the first play-off game began.
It was an amazing first game between the Longtails and North Shore Bengals with the Longtails squeaking in the victory 40 to 34 at the the last second.
Stinky and Periwinkle were hoarse from cheering and gave each other high paws and hugs at the end of the game.
During the break between play-off games, in a gravely voice, Periwinkle said, “Stinky, I think I need to get a big drink of water. Let’s see if we can find a fountian.”
“That’s a great idea. Then we need to hurry back for game two,” replied Stinky.
“Which teams are playing in game two?” asked Periwinkle.
“The Courageous Cougars are playing the Last Hope Lions,” replied Stinky as they retook their seats.
“Who are we cheering for?” asked Periwinkle.
“The Courageous Cougars,” said Stinky.
The tabbies watched the next game while holding paws and cheering enthusiastically, especially when the Cougars won.
As the half-time show began, Stinky led Periwinkle from the bleachers.
“Aren’t we going to watch the half-time show, Stinky?”
“Yes, but first I want you to meet someone.”
“As they approached a large man, he waved and hollered, “Hi, Stinky. Is his your girlfriend, Periwinkle?”
Stinky, nodded and introduced Periwinkle to Boomer Esiason. “Periwinkle, this is my friend, Boomer. He’s a retired football quarterback and a network color commentator. Most importantly, however, he became the Commissioner of the FFL (Feline Football League) in 2015 for Kitten Bowl II and still holds that position today. He has provided analysis and commentary for all the Kitten Bowls since Kitten Bowl II.
Periwinkle blushed as she said, “hello,” and Mr. Esiason picked them up and talked to them about their adoptions and families.
Stinky’s mom was watching the Kitten Bowl at home and was surprised to see the two tabbies with Mr. Esiason and was able to snap a photo.
After several minutes the tabbies excused themselves to return to their seats for the reminder of the halftime show.
Before they got to their seats, Kitten Bowl host, Beth Stern, asked them if they would like to purrticipate in the halftime show. Of course, they jumped at the chance.
Afterward they watched the championship game between the Little Longtails and the Courageous Cougars.
It was another exciting game, and the tabbies cheered and cheered for the 2019 champs, the Longtails. With just seconds to go, however, the Courageous Cougars got three quick touchdowns and won the championship trophy.
Periwinkle was disappointed, but Stinky reminded her that all the purrticipants were winners, as they would be getting their furever home as a result of the Kitten Bowl.
That made both tabbies very happy. As they walked to their tunnel to return to the Tabby Cat Club, they had the opportunity to meet one of the winning team members and see the Kitten Bowl trophy. They were both very impurrsed.
On the way home, the tabbies discussed their favorite players and how exciting it was to meet Mr. Esiason. They agreed it was one of their most exciting adventures. They also made a pact to attend the 2021 Kitten Bowl.
When the tabbies arrived at the Tabby Cat Club, they said their good-byes with hugs and whisker kisses and entered their individual tunnels for the trips to their homes.