The city of Long Beach had a historically good football season, with a record three players being named to the NFL’s Pro Bowl. Unfortunately, no human football players from the city will be competing in this weekend’s Super Bowl, although Poly alum and Patriots legend Willie McGinest will be all over television covering the game.
Long Beach will, however, have a football player competing in the big game on Sunday. His name is Shy Boy, and he’ll be suiting up in the 15th Annual Puppy Bowl, airing at noon on Sunday on Animal Planet, about three hours before the human football game begins.
Shy Boy has been at Long Beach’s SPCA, located in El Dorado Park, and the SPCA put together a cool video of his trip to New York for the big game. Win or lose, his story already has a happy ending: Shy Boy has been adopted and will be joining his new family when he returns home.
Our very own Shy Boy played in Puppy Bowl XV! Thank you to Orbitz for sponsoring Shy Boy’s flight to New York City and hotel stay during the trip.
This is not Long Beach’s first appearance in the Puppy Bowl, however. Back in 2010 we spotted a Long Beach Poly Jackrabbit serving as a cheerleader for the game, with the right colored pom poms even.