End of an Era - The Hogettes have disbanded.

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End of an Era - The Hogettes have disbanded.

Postby Jake » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:45 am

After 30 years of dedication and unabashed support, the super fan group The Hogettes are disbanding. The decision was made by Michael Torbert, known as Boss Hogette.

Widely recognized for their hog noses and dresses, The Hogettes were formed in support of the Redskins famous, dominant offensive line from the called The Hogs. From there, the group’s popularity grew immensely and became engrained in Redskins society.

They have used their notoriety to support numerous charities and were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s VISA Hall of Fans in 2004.

Dave Spigler, aka “Spiggy Hogette,” said over the phone that The Hogettes will still participate in charity events but will not do it under “The Hogettes” name, as it is trademarked.

A phone call to Torbert has not yet been returned.

More on this as the situation develops.


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Postby langleyparkjoe » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:16 am

:cry:

I guess it was bound to happen one day but I kinda always thought maybe younger generation would pick it up and carry it on.
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Postby Smithian » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:37 am

Worst. Redskins. Week. EVER!
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Postby GoodOldDays » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:47 am

Smithian wrote:Worst. Redskins. Week. EVER!


This. Lose to the GD Seahawks, Griffin's knee, now this? Ugh.

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Postby The Hogster » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:10 pm

The cause will endure, but it's time for a new era. I grew up in the 80's with the Hogs, so they will always be special. But, that isn't our identity. Time to forge our own.
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:02 pm

The Hogster wrote:The cause will endure, but it's time for a new era. I grew up in the 80's with the Hogs, so they will always be special. But, that isn't our identity. Time to forge our own.


Agreed.
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Postby gibbsfan » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:25 pm

The Hogster wrote:The cause will endure, but it's time for a new era. I grew up in the 80's with the Hogs, so they will always be special. But, that isn't our identity. Time to forge our own.



with alfred and rg3 something will surface to carry on the new era...
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Postby welch » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:35 pm

I guess it is time, but I got some grins last Sunday when the camera showed the Hogettes.

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Postby (d)oink » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:07 pm

langleyparkjoe wrote::cry:

I guess it was bound to happen one day but I kinda always thought maybe younger generation would pick it up and carry it on.


I thought so too. Its a shame in alot of ways. Kudos to them for all the good they did. Hail.
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Postby absinthe1023 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:23 pm

I always respected their enthusiasm and dedication to both a very worthy cause and Redskin football, but the sense of humor that led to their appearance belongs to a very different era.

No reason why another group couldn't pick up the torch and adopt a different means of expression.
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Postby StorminMormon86 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:23 pm

The Hogs have long since been gone. The Hogettes, IMO, were always a thing of the past since we haven't had an offensive line to celebrate/cheer since the Hogs.

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Postby absinthe1023 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:21 pm

StorminMormon86 wrote:The Hogs have long since been gone. The Hogettes, IMO, were always a thing of the past since we haven't had an offensive line to celebrate/cheer since the Hogs.


True, although I think folks have considered other later individual lineman (ex. Samuels, Jansen, T. Williams v. 2012) to have been cut from the same cloth, so there was a sort of continuity there even if the entire line as a unit wasn't "Hog-worthy".
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Postby jmooney » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:44 pm

I understand wanting to forge a new identity for this team. Exciting times are ahead, particularly for the younger fans who dont remember this franchises dominance.

For me , its a sad day. Kinda like , when cars went from steel to whatever the hell they're made out of today.

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Postby HTTRRG3ALMO » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:02 pm

GoodOldDays wrote:
Smithian wrote:Worst. Redskins. Week. EVER!


This. Lose to the GD Seahawks, Griffin's knee, now this? Ugh.


Well at least RG3 hasn't had ROY stolen from him...um yet?

I think a newer generation will pick it up. Too tied into the identity of the team.

Hell Washington Hogs would be an awesome nickname right about now...but REDSKINS is here to stay!!

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Postby chiefhog44 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:25 am

I've always wanted to get something going alongside the Hogs. Much respect to them and their work. Wouldn't mind putting something together with some people, and I have the means of doing it. Just need some ideas and some people to join me. People who could travel to half the games a year home and away, and who have access to capital for charitable purposes. Setting up a nonprofit and figuring out a goal for those funds would be critical.

Call ourselves the G-men and wear gold pants and burgundy jackets. Cause could be a number of different things not just DC related.
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