Picture via Animal Planet

I mean it’s time for football! And regardless of who you’re rooting for in Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, we know you’re excited for an excuse for daytime beers, trays of bean dip and the obligatory high-fives. We also know you’re super thrilled about Puppy Bowl 2013—Animal Planet’s answer to football with our four-legged friends. This event is in its ninth year, and will once again feature the “Water Bowl Cam”, hamster cheerleaders (oh yes) and even slow motion replays via the “Cute Cam”. Puppy Bowl is hilarious and adorable to watch, but it also serves a purpose; it brings attention to the rescue organizations and shelters that are vital for the survival of stray or unwanted animals.

While you’re cheering the football players on (regardless of if they have two or four legs) you should be enjoying some football snacks. Here is a round up of some of the more interesting (and delicious) ones we discovered.

Buffalo Dip—it’s like eating wings, but without the craziness of sauce smeared all over your face…perfect!

via Bleacher Report

Sausage Sandwich, but only if it’s in the shape of a football…obviously.

via Wacky Owl

Homemade Soft Pretzels! You don’t have to go to the mall food court to find them—you can make them in the safety of your own home!

via Food Network

It’s a cheese log! But it’s a FOOTBALL cheese log! That’s pretty exciting…I’m sure your guests will feel the same way.

via Food Network

And because we know how you feel about bacon, it’s BACON CANDY—salty and sweet, the perfect football snack.

via Food & Wine