Commander Washington’s new mascot has caused controversy
For 90 years, Washington Commanders was one of only four NFL franchises to exist without a mascot. Jet, Giant and Packer are the other three. As part of the organization’s complete rebranding process, the Commanders initiated a fan vote for a new mascot, and in September the candidates were transformed into pigs or dog.
In the end, the pig won the popular vote, but the workaround is always there. It’s a nostalgic allusion to their Hogs offensive line in the 1980s that took the Commanders to three Super Bowl titles and inspired a devoted cult of pants-wearing fans. see-through coat called Hogettes wore a pig-snout mask and a garden party hat on his head weekly for thirty years.
Contemporary Brains of Washington introduced Major Tuddy to their fan base on Sunday. Rather than inspiring pleasant memories, Major Tuddy is a reminder of the Halcyonic’s lost Jack Kent Cooke era before the Commanders fell.
A pig in a battlefield hat is an unintentional metaphor for the current state of the Commanders. The office environment is a pigsty, Congress investigated and DC Attorney General filed a lawsuit. A process server would be a more suitable mascot.
Look at that beaming pig. He is too happy. Tuddy seemed happy oblivious to the vortex he was propelled into the center. These are not just the tributes and praises of someone scorned by two decades of a crumbling institution.
As usual, Dan Snyder can’t even launch a fictional pig mascot without dodging lawsuits. Either way, the mascot may not exist in Snyder’s final purge of all things. Reportedly, O-Line Entertainment LLC, founded by Hogs original raiders Joe Jacoby, Mark May, John Riggins, Fred Dean and Doc Walker, owns two brands for Hogs and Original Hogs.
In response to the announcement of the upcoming mascot, O-Line attorney Seth Berenzweig said Sports office last week, “If they go ahead on Sunday and make the pig their mascot and try to trademark it, then we will be forced to sue for trademark infringement.”
Major Tuddy seems specifically designed to be a visual stimulant in a stadium that feels like it’s flooded with Snyder’s volcanic ash. Unfortunately, Major Tuddy also debuted amid a three-game losing streak that sent the Commanders officially out of the race after the season, much to Ron Rivera’s surprise. Worst of all, instead of losing to Taylor Heinicke’s gritty run, Riverboat Ron left paying ticket buyers at FedEx Field subject to Carson Wentz’s winger styles and his trio of interceptions. .
Even the fact sheet about Tuddy was worrisome. He’s supposed to be 6-5, 230. Is Dr. Ronny Jackson your doctor? With those heavy love handles and a round belly bulging out on each side of his mid-size jersey, the loved one must weigh at least 280 pounds.
There is an inherent fear in the dead eyes of most mascots. There’s an art to creating an appearance that doesn’t leave you doubting what it’s planning or making a mockery of, the one with a grin on his face as the home team trailed three touchdowns in quarter four.
Seattle’s Blitz the Seahawk is a scary serious bird, who looked like he was going to peck his eyes open. A mascot half-smiling, half-joking like eagle acrobatics is a calming presence. of Minnesota Viktor would probably be more suitable for Commanders. His pensive face was full of angry emotions. He’s either really happy like he’s had a sip of Scandinavian beer or he is appear to be dealing with a recent injury.
Alas, one day Major Tuddy was destined to become pork chops. Hopefully Snyder will beat him at the exit. When Snyder made his promise to the end sell distressed assets you are spoiled.