Washington Commanders new porky mascot: Major Tuddy


New Year, new mascot. Meet the new porky face of the Washington Commanders: Major Tuddy.

The Washington Commanders introduced a new porky mascot on Sunday that’s sure to command your attention: Major Tuddy.

The Commanders described the new face of the team as a 230-pound “muscular” 6-foot-5-inch male hog with exaggerated features in a news release.

The mascot, who the team said hails from Upper Malboaro, Maryland, (nope, that’s not a typo) was revealed during Sunday’s 24-10 home game loss to the Cleveland Browns.

And fans didn’t hold back when voicing their reactions to the new mascot.

So who is Major Tuddy?

Meet the Washington Commanders’ new mascot: Major Tuddy. (Courtesy Washington Commanders)

The name

“Major” comes from the Commanders brand military tie and is meant to pay tribute to the D.C. region’s military history and local leadership in public service, the team said.

“Tuddy” (pronounced tuh-dee) is a slang football term that’s sprouted from the abbreviation of touchdown (TD).

The look

Major Tuddy’s uniform is reminiscent of the style worn by Washington’s football team in the 1980s and 1990s, when the Hogs offensive line led the franchise to three Super Bowls.

The team said his chosen number double zero on the back of the uniform is meant to look like a hog snout.

And his hard hat is in the style of commanders’ military hats. It comes in two colors, burgundy and silver.

The personality

The Commanders said in a news release the new mascot is a prankster, “a mud roller, the life of the party, a protector and a foodie.”

Major Tuddy is an upstanding teammate; the team said he can be found passing out water, joining a huddle or acting like a bodyguard for other players.

The backstory

The mascot fell in love with football as a piglet while watching the Hogs offensive line in the 1980s and 1990s.

“He was so inspired by their toughness, strength and the way they laid it all out on the line for their teammates,” the news release stated.

And finally, the backlash (and some praise)

There was immediately some skepticism from fans.

Some of the roasts roasted the pig over an open flame, including one from WTOP Sports Reporter Dave Preston.

Others had a similar analysis of the fans’ general feeling on Major Tuddy.

Though fewer in numbers online, some fans gave the hog a warm welcome.

WTOP’s Matt Small contributed to this report.

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