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Vote For 'The Hogs' In 'NFL AM' Nickname Bracket


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The NFL Network's morning show "NFL AM" has created their own March Madness tournament featuring brackets that rank the best nicknames in the league.

Today they released their third of four brackets called "The Huddle Bracket," featuring the nicknamed groups of players on both defense and offense.

Celebrating Joe Bugel, who spent two stints as the Redskins offensive line coach and was best known for developing "The Hogs" in the 1980s.

Currently they have "The Hogs" as a seven seed facing off against ten seed "Big Blue Wrecking Crew," the collection of New York Giants defensive players that won two Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990.

"The Hogs," of course, was the name given to the team's front line during its run of four Super Bowl appearances and three titles from 1982 to 1991 — often considered the greatest offensive line in NFL history.

Back then, the line consisted primarily of Russ Grimm, Joe Jacoby, Mark May, Jeff Bostic and George Starke, among a few others.

The origins of the name came during the team's 1982 Training Camp while working under offensive line coach Joe Bugel.

"It was a really hot day in Carlisle, Penn.], everybody was soaking wet,” [Bugel told Mike Richman in 2013 about the nickname's origins. "Joe [Gibbs] said [for] everybody to get to their areas so I said, 'Ok you hogs, let's go.' Well it caught on fire. Everyone started calling them hogs. The best thing about that is when you get a nickname, there's no jealousy on a football team. So the guys loved it."

Make sure to vote for them using #NFLNicknameMadness.




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