Rarely will you find a Redskins and Cowboys fan living happily under the same roof. That’s exactly what you have in the situation with Redskins fan Emanuel Vega and his girlfriend Marissa Pena, a lifelong Cowboys fan.
Vega and Pena made a bet on the Thanksgiving day game between the two teams. The couple essentially decided the winner would get to name their future son.
It would be Robert Griffin Vega if the Redskins won, Austin Miles Vega if the Cowboys won the game.
“She didn’t really disagree with that at all, but she started saying she would name it Troy Aikman or Emmitt Smith, all these old Cowboys,” Vega told The Washington Post. “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.”
The Redskins won that game of course, and Vega won the bet. RGV, or Robert Griffin Vega will be here in April. The two have had bets before, but never this intense.
“We’ve had bets before, where she would wear my Redskins sweater at work if they won,” the 27-year-old Vega said. “But the name of our son? Determining what fan he would be? It was just insane that they won. That was even bigger than the division title.”
That’s true love and die-hard fans all in one.