Back when the Washington football franchise was facing major pressure to change its name, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan supported the decision to remove the moniker, citing that it was "absolutely" a racial slur.
Fast forward three weeks and Washington has a new, and temporary, name in the Washington Football Team. While Hogan was against the old name, he joked that the new one is still something that rubs him the wrong way. It was nothing to do with the mascot or logo, but rather the location of the team. Being a politician for many years, Hogan has a certain viewpoint of Washington that he doesn't love.
“I’m offended by the first part of the name because Washington to me represents everything about dysfunction, divisiveness," Hogan said on The Sports Junkies. “I think they should drop that.”
So, if he doesn't want the team to be called 'Washington,' what does Hogan have in mind? Well, his ideas are ones that probably won't generate a social media movement any time soon.
“I think they should be the Prince George’s Football Team, Maryland’s other football team," Hogan said. "Something like that.”
Hogan is a noted Ravens fan, so that answers why he dissed the "other team in Maryland" like that. As for his opinion on actual team names that could come to be, he doesn't really have one.
“I don’t really have a favorite," Hogan said.
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