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If you like Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans arguing with an implacable Colby King while simultaneously struggling to aim his webcam, then ESPN just made your weekend.
Evans and King faced off on Outside the Lines, with Evans pleading that he can’t compete against Virginia and Maryland for the Pigskins when their governors have taken a more relaxed approach to the NFL team’s name.
“I have to compete against two jurisdictions that don’t seem to think it matters,” Evans said.
Evans’ football woes come days after Pigskins exec Bruce Allen said the team wouldn’t change its name to move to a stadium in the District.
Evans complained that it’s “really unfair” to ask District pols about the team’s name.
“Every time the name comes up, it becomes an impediment,” Evans said.
Rather than pressuring the District government to make a name change conditional to the Pigskins coming to the RFK Stadium site, Evans asked activists to pressure Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to push for the team to change its name.
If the Pigskins do come to the District, dedicated sports booster Evans says that the city would only pay for infrastructure on the stadium site, not the stadium itself.