Contact Us

Man Wins Bet To Name Son After RGIII

Robert Griffin III
Win McNamee, Getty Images

A Washington Redskins fan will get to name his son after the team’s quarterback, Robert Griffin III, by virtue of winning a bet with his pregnant girlfriend, who is a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Redskins’ fan Emanuel Vega and Cowboys’ fan Marissa Pena of Tuscon, Ariz. made a beton the Redskins-Cowboys 2012 Thanksgiving Day game. While most people bet $5 or the wearing of a jersey, these folks went all-in: first-born child — winner gets to name their son after their favorite current player. Boom.

Pena chose ‘Austin Miles Vega,’ after Dallas wide receiver Miles Austin, while Vega chose ‘Robert Griffin Vega,’ or RGV, in tribute to Washington’s rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III. The Redskins won 38-31. Vega was sweating the bet during the Cowboys’ second-half comeback.

“…She started saying she would name it Troy Aikman or Emmitt Smith, all these old Cowboys,” he recalled. “I would die if my son grew up to be a Cowboys fan. That’d be awful. I don’t even know how I’d feel.”

“If she’s gonna name him after a Cowboys player, there’s no doubt he would be a Cowboys fan. My son, as a Cowboys fan? I might have to disown him.”

It seems harsh, but serious sports guys will totally be on-board with this thinking. No Red Sox fan would want to take their son named Jeter Cano Smith to school every day; he’d shorten it to ‘J.C.’ in a millisecond. The Vega’s son is due April 16.

Next: NFL To Change Challenge Rule

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of GuySpeed

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for GuySpeed quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!