Reports: Sterling to call the Kitten Bowl

October, 22, 2013
10/22/13
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John Sterling and KittenGetty ImagesAre you ready for some feline football? John Sterling is.
The radio voice of the Yankees, John Sterling, will apparently be calling the Kitten Bowl. Newsday's Neil Best has the news.

As far as I can tell, this is an actual thing: Hallmark Channel announced Monday that it will carry the first ever "Kitten Bowl" on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, with John Sterling on play-by-play and Beth Stern, wife of Howard, as host.

No, really. I think.

Kitten Bowl will be conducted in association with North Shore Animal League America, with all of the participating kittens guaranteed homes when the big event is over.

The news release for the event said it is part of the channel's "Pet Project" initiative, which is "devoted to celebrating pets and the incredible joy and enrichment they bring to our lives."

Ms. Stern is a long-time advocate of shelter pets. Sterling is . . . well, Sterling.


Have fun in the comments about what Sterling might say, but please keep it clean.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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