Animal Instagram Accounts: Better than All Other Social Media Combined

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Every time I say this to people I expect them to look at me like I’m a complete nut bar and totally disagree, but instead they verify my thesis: Animal Instagram accounts are by far the best types of social media accounts going these days. I would take it a step farther, and say that animal Instagram accounts are better than all types of social media profiles combined!

How did we get here? Well, you can read up the rest of our series on the ills of social media at the following links- Facebook, Twitter, smart phone addiction, Twitter, social media adversely affecting Generation X disproportionately.

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Alex Morgan Unveils Adorable New Rescue Dog (Video, Photo)

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“You’re my boy Blue!” is a catch-phrase you know very well from the 2003 comedy Old School. It’s also a sentiment echoed by Alex Morgan, who unveiled her adorable adopted dog Blue in a PETA public service announcement published today.

The face of the USWNT is spreading the message that rescuing animals from a shelter, instead of shopping for a pet, is the best and most benevolent option. The World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist’s People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals spot is embedded below:

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USC, Lions Legend Rodney Peete Talks Kitten Bowl, New Reality Show (Exclusive)

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USC Trojans and Detroit Lions legend Rodney Peete (@RodneyPeete9 on Twitter) is one of three celebrities doing color commentary for Kitten Bowl V tomorrow. The co-host of Roggin and Rodney (@rogginandrodney) on AM 570 Los Angeles (@AM570LASports), M-F noon-2, once played for the Philadephia Eagles, and his wife, actress Holly Robinson Peete, is from Philly, so the Peetes will be pulling for Eagles in Super Bowl 52.

Rodney Peete was gracious enough to grant us an exclusive interview ahead of the Kitten Bowl, and in addition to that event, we talked several other topics including his new reality show premiering on Hallmark Channel, his Chicago Bears family connections, the battles against the Michigan State Spartans and UCLA Bruins during his USC days and much much more.

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Kitten Bowl V Preview: Rodney Peete, Dean Cain to Do Color Commentary

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You’ve already seen a zillion Super Bowl LII preview stories, and you’ll see a zillion more between now and Sunday. How many Kitten Bowl preview articles have you come across though? Well, I hope there will eventually will be a lot of them because Kitten Bowl is about a cause that is as noble as it gets- adopting shelter pets.

Kitten Bowl V is part of Hallmark Channel’s Adoption Ever After pet initiative, spotlighting the plight of homeless animals and the joy that the adopted pets bring into the forever homes.

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Atom and Humber, Alexis Sanchez’s Dogs, Have Lots of Man United Gear

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The Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap deal between Manchester United and Arsenal was finalized over the weekend, and announced early this week. However, it wasn’t really complete until Atom and Humber, Sanchez’s pet dogs, had also completed the switch.

By what we’ve seen on social media the past couple days, the two excessively cute golden retrievers have also completed their transfer.

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Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard Feed White Tiger Cub in Dubai (Video)

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Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard had quite an amazing experience as they said goodbye to Dubai. Few visitors to the capital city of the United Arab Emirates get to do something like this. United came to Dubai this week for three days of training in the warm weather. They returned to England on Friday, with their next game coming Monday night against Stoke City in Premier League action.

Before jetting home, Pogba and Lingard met a white tiger cub and fed him from his bottle. Lingard posted an Instagram story with the baby big cat, as they gave the adorable little predator his milk.

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PetPlan Puppies Picked NFL Winners at 70% Clip Last Year

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Another NFL season kicks off tonight and, just like in most recent seasons, the news cycle surrounding the league has been very dark and gloomy. If you need some more light hearted NFL news, then I suggest you take a look at the PetPlan pup-nosticators.

Yes, what’s better to deliver you from gloom and doom news, then puppies! Puppies that also actually do better at picking NFL winners than the so-called “experts.”

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Chicago Cubs CF Albert Almora is a Great Friend to Shelter Dogs, PAWS

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There’s a shelter pet out there who would love to meet you. With rescue cats and dogs, it’s really hard to say whether it’s the human being who truly saves the animal, or vice versa.

Tomorrow will see Chicago Cubs centerfielder Albert Almora, along with his wife Krystal, participate in an event entitled “Intentional Walk” with PAWS Chicago. The event’s goal is to raise awareness about the need to walk dogs at local animal shelters.

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Christen Press, Chicago Red Stars Team with PETA for Dog Friendly Match Day Event

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If you’re a lover of animals, and/or one who enjoys stories of individuals standing up for animal rights, then United States and Chicago Red Stars Forward Christen Press is an individual you’ll want to keep tabs on.  

#DogsForChristen was perhaps one of the best and most heart-warming sports hash tags of 2016.

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Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Calls Out Dog Cruelty at His Alma Mater Texas A&M

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Ryan Tannehill was selected with the eighth overall pick, by the Miami Dolphins, out of Texas A&M University in the 2012 NFL Draft. Since then he’s established himself as the Dolphins QB1, and a better than average signal caller in the National Football League.

He also hasn’t been shy about expressing his social conscience, and today he sent a very powerful letter, on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to his alma mater.

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Former Blackhawks Star Bryan Bickell Feeling Better in Battle Against MS

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On the day that we caught up with former Chicago Blackhawks star Bryan Bickell, healthcare was the transcendent national story overshadowing all other news. With Bickell individually, the very first question on everybody’s mind is of course, “how’s his health?”

It’s actually that way for all of us, every day of our lives, because the old adage, “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” is always true no matter what physical shape you are in.

In the case of Bryan Bickell, “how are you doing?” means a lot more than just your typical small, elevator talk.

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Photos of Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal Players with their Dogs: Happy National Puppy Day

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Today is a day to celebrate everything that’s adorable and lovable about dogs as we embrace the spirit of National Puppy Day. Yes, today is #NationalPuppyDay on this Thursday. Here we bring you adorable photos of three Arsenal players (Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey) with their lovable doggies, from social media as well as links to Tottenham Hotspur players Erik Lamela and Toby Alderweireld with their pooches.

On a related story, Gunners midfielder Santi Cazorla named his dog after Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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