The Washington Football Team Washington Commanders unveiled their new mascot—a pig named Major Tuddy—during their game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Jan. 1, and Washingtonians and Commanders fans have conflicting opinions on him!
Coming in at a “muscular” 6-foot-5-inches and 230 pounds, Major refers to Washington, D.C.’s deep military ties, while Tuddy is a slang term for “touchdown,” according to the Commanders’ press release. Making Tuddy a pig is an additional homage to the team’s offensive line from the ’80s and ’90s, known as “The Hogs.”
“Major Tuddy can be found pumping up the crowd, playing silly pranks, enjoying local eats and always looking out for his Burgundy & Gold family,” the Commanders said.
Unfortunately, the excitement of a new member wasn’t enough good vibes for the game, and the Washington Commanders went on to lose to the Cleveland Browns 24-10.