Over the course of four different decades, the Hoggettes have graced FedEx Field and RFK Stadium in a way only the most devoted Redskins fans could— in pig snouts and dresses.
But on Friday, D.C.'s favorite group of cross-dressing offensive line enthusiasts are calling it a day. "Boss Hoggette" Michael Torberg released the following statement on Hoggettes.org:
A member of the Hoggettes spoke to Hogs Haven editor Kevin Ewoldt, and said that their decision had nothing to do with recent events pertaining to Robert Griffin III's injury.
In the span that the Hoggettes came into being, they've witnessed Super Bowls and last-place finishes, Hall of Famers and first-round busts, and countless other extremes that come with being a Redskins fan. And let's not forget that they originated from the principle of supporting the unheralded, but just as vital, parts of the team. And now, the time has come for this group, one that maintained loyalty and passion for a team despite it providing its share of low points over the years, to get its due as well. Hail to the Hoggettes.