D.C.’s love affair with Robert Griffin III often pushes the boundary between admiration and unhealthy obsession. Local radio station WPGC has capitalized on the RGIII mania, and announced that they would be changing their call letters to support the Redskins’ hobbled quarterback.
That’s right! We are now WRG3!!! We want to show love & support to @rgiii! Thanks for a great 2012, and here’s to a healthy 2013!
— WRG3 95.5 (@WPGC) January 11, 2013
The change is only aesthetic and only through the weekend, and the majority of the Twitter responses have been positive. But not everyone found the publicity stunt cute, and perhaps think that we should dial down the crazy.
Hey @wpgc, I know a lot of non-profits, charities, local businesses, etc, that would enjoy the attention you’re giving a rich athlete today.
— Pablo Maurer (@DCUist) January 11, 2013
This does NOT make up for firing Big Tigger RT @wpgc: we’re changing our name to…..WRG3!!!! Hail to the Redskins!!!!
— Andrew Sharp (@andrewsharp) January 11, 2013
You know a city has a SERIOUS image problem when one of its radio stations changes its call letters to WRG3 to “support a football player”
— WVASPARTAN (@wvaspartan) January 11, 2013
WRG3 ?? They gotta chill
— ☝JDA☝ (@JD_1101) January 11, 2013
— oh its just me Kos.(@KOSanostraa) January 11, 2013