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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's WFT name suggestions include 'Maryland’s other football team'

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's WFT name suggestions include 'Maryland’s other football team'

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.”

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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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Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Of all the moments that arose from the one-of-a-kind 2020 NFL Draft, the view inside Kliff Kingsbury’s house was easily the most memorable.

The Arizona Cardinals' head coach was pictured on draft night in an iconic photo at his insanely beautiful house, which quickly went viral. However, in a pre-camp interview on Wednesday, Kingsbury admitted that the photo was indeed staged.

"Going into it I knew I was going to be super extra in the picture," Kingsbury said. "I do think the fire –– it was 100 degrees and sunny –– was a bit much, but I laid four phones on the table because the NFL gave us a couple...all the screens, I just wanted to make it as extra as possible and it turned out good. It made for fun."

The photo featured Kingsbury lounging on his couch during the draft with four cell phones, a laptop and two computer screens on the table in front of him, which he later claimed he had “just in case” something went technologically wrong. The viral picture also showed a view of the coach’s backyard with a huge outdoor kitchen, firepit in the middle and stunning view of the mountains in the background.

While the photo was staged, his house is completely real. Kingsbury purchased the 7,000 square-foot house in Paradise Valley, Ariz. for $4.45 million in 2019 after joining the Cardinals. 

If he ever has to take part in a virtual draft again, Kingsbury has ideas for the next go-around. 

"The NFL only allowed us to have one person at the house or I might've had some people on the float swans in the back, or a DJ, really doing it big. There's always next year, hopefully."

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Twitter goes crazy for Washington Football Team's new helmet decals

Twitter goes crazy for Washington Football Team's new helmet decals

The Washington Football team on Wednesday released an up close and personal look of all angles of their new helmets set to debut this season, and let’s just say they received the stamp of approval by many.

We’re not the only ones that stan a classic, crisp, clean look of the burgundy and gold. Big time D.C. sports fan and rapper Wale retweeted the reveal with the caption “We love to see”, confirmation that the award-winning singer is on board with the new vision. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also kept his reaction short and sweet with a GIF, followed by a “they look amazing” tweet.

On the other hand, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reacted by providing us with some bold predictions for the upcoming season. Ready for these hot takes? Florio’s first prediction is that “if Washington makes the playoffs in 2020, they'll remain the 'Washington Football Team' for at least two more years.” His second prediction reads “if they somehow make it to the Super Bowl (stranger things have happened), 'Washington Football Team' will become the new name.”

We don’t plan on ruling out any possibilities, but just know we have this one bookmarked. 

 

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