At halftime of the Washington Commanders’ Week 17 game against the Cleveland Browns, the team introduced their new mascot.
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Washington’s unveiling of the new mascot came on the same day that the Commanders honored the legendary “Hogs” with several former players in attendance. In addition, the most important figure in team history, former head coach Joe Gibbs was in town as an honorary captain and watched the game from the press box.
Several of “The Hogs” were not in attendance for the game, such as John Riggins, Joe Jacoby, Rick “Doc” Walker and others, due to their ongoing dispute with the team over the trademarking of “The Hogs.”
Unfortunately for fans, the Browns whipped Washington in the second half, potentially eliminating the Commanders from playoff contention.