With the Super Bowl approaching, everyone is gearing up for a championship football game of epic proportions. The heart-stopping plays, the crushing hits, the all-out glory on the gridiron...

But before that, bring on the cats!

The Hallmark Channel will be airing the first annual Kitten Bowl. Taking place a few hours before the human game, this feline version is everything you would expect when you try to get a bunch of baby cats to play football.

Now a lot of you may be thinking, "Hey, Huffington Post article, there's already a cute animal-based rip-off of the Super Bowl. It's called the Puppy Bowl. It's been going on for years!"

Maybe so, but after watching this video, you will see that the Kitten Bowl has a number of key differences. They are as follows:

  1. The adorable kittens
  2. See #1

The Kitten Bowl airs February 2 at 12pm EST on Hallmark.

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  • First Annual Kitten Bowl

    <a href="http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl">First Annual Kitten Bowl</a>

  • First Annual Kitten Bowl

    <a href="http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl">First Annual Kitten Bowl</a>

  • First Annual Kitten Bowl

    <a href="http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl">First Annual Kitten Bowl</a>

  • COMING UP: Puppy Bowl IX

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Dogs make their first entrance on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

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    Dogs playing on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Dogs playing on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Dogs playing on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Dogs playing on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Confetti falls on the kitty halftime show during Puppy Bowl IX.

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    Kitty halftime show during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Kitty halftime show during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Hedgehogs on the field with pompoms.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Hedgehog cheerleaders on the field with pompoms.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Dogs playing on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Referee makes a call on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Dogs playing on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Dogs playing on the field during Puppy Bowl IX.

  • Puppy Bowl IX

    Referee calls nap time during Puppy Bowl IX.