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From the FedEx Lots, Part V

The weather was fine, the grills were hot, the shots were cold, the pink jerseys were, um, pink, and the diehards were abundantly optimistic. And so, I bring you Scenes From the Tailgate: Attempting to argue, in seven parts, that NFL fans are, in many cases, clinically insane. In a good way. Note: if you're included in any of these items, I'm not talking about you. And by the way, D.C. was ranked 12th among the 31 NFL cities for tailgating prowess in a survey released today. Baltimore was first.

Part V: The Hog

Meet 23-year-old Morgan Huntzinger from Ocean City. You pretty much couldn't walk five feet yesterday without seeing young Morgan strutting about in his full uniform, with helmet. I wondered whether he was hot.

"Hell yes," he said. "But you know what? It's worth it."

In case this photo doesn't do his outfit justice, it included receiver gloves, cleats, socks, pants, an official Randle El jersey, a helmet, eye black, a hog nose, and a cigar. All the items, of course, are authentic. No jock, though. Total price tag?

"Over a thousand," said Morgan, who had just been interviewed by The Two Michelles before I grabbed him. What's the meaning of all this, you wonder?

"We need to try to add more people, to bring The Hogs back," he said. "The Dirtbags, that name just never flew. We need to bring The Hogs back from when we were at RFK. Anyone who lived through that era, go to your closet, pull out the hog hats, hog noses, razorback helmets, hog t-shirts and wear 'em to games from now on. The Hogs are reborn. Bring 'em back."

Morgan, incidentally, is now referring to himself as "The Hog." He's gonna get a No. 68 official jersey with "The Hog" on the back at some point this season. Not just yet, though.

"When I come up with another $400 to buy an authentic jersey," he explained. "Until then, my girlfriend's birthday comes first."

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 10, 2007; 2:14 PM ET
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Anyone that wears full pads to a game that is over the age of six needs to be ignored. The most amazing part of this story is that Morgan has a girlfriend.

Posted by: ebag | September 10, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Chief Zee's not gonna like this...

Posted by: | September 10, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

All my friends from Philly and NY claim DC have the worst fans out of any sports town...its really tough to argue them when seeing stories like this. I would love to see an updated story of Morgan traveling to the Linc in this outfit. He's going to need the helmet.

Posted by: f30 tailgate | September 10, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

This guy seems a little on the sad side, but the thing that makes a lot of Redskins "fans" suck, is their selling of tickets to Eagles and Giants fans.

Posted by: Kev | September 10, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

It's pretty sorry when fans from the Eagles and Giants have to take shots at this guy and DC's fans. I mean it's not like you come to FedEx and we beat up fans of the opposing teams or Santa of all people, but where did that happen?........Oh yeah that was at the Linc. Beating up somebody dressed like Santa. That's pretty sorry. So Philly fans don't even compair yourself to Skins fans. Giants. Don't even get me started, the fans aren't that great, your own team of players are taking shots at eachother, coachs, and explayers. Lets see how Manning does after he gets hit really hard a couple more times and the words of Tiki Barber start to get under his skin. As for the HOG I saw him at the game sunday and all the people talking to him taking pics with him and commenting on his outfit. So buddy keep it up.

Posted by: redskins fan | September 10, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse


I think there are a few guys already who celebrate the hogs......

They are called the Hogette's!!!

Posted by: Extremeskins | September 11, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

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