Watching this clip is not a terribly unsettling experience. During Friday’s Packers-Seahawks game, CBS Sports’s Tracy Wolfson was doing just a run-of-the-mill preseason sideline interview with a resting star — in this case, Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews — when the star happened to have a reboot of his mind. Here’s a transcript, more or less.
Wolfson: [Playing] against Russell Wilson and this offense, how good of preparation is it going into the regular season?
Matthews: It’s real good preparation. We start out the season with the 49ers. I mean, we got…uh…what’s his name.
Wolfson: Colin Kaepernick?
Matthews: No no, the Redskins, coming here Week 2. So it’s great preparation.
In fact, under one interpretation, “What’s his name” might actually refer to the Redskins as a team, and not their quarterback specifically. More of a “whatchamacallit” than a literal “what is his name,” if you get me.
Still, a huge number of viewers quickly decided that Clay Matthews had just referred to RGIII as “whatshisname,” and that this demanded satisfaction.
hahah Clay Matthews with the disrespect on RGIII !
— Arty Blackwell (@ArtybeingArty) August 24, 2013
lmao at Clay Matthews not remebering RGIII’s name. “Uhh….redskins….whats his name?”
— Stefan Urkél (@McLovinIsFresh) August 24, 2013
Clay Matthews, of @RGIII, says we’ve got “whathisname” in second week.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) August 24, 2013
Clay Matthews just “what’s his name”‘d RGIII
— Fantasy Consultant (@ConsultFantasy) August 24, 2013
Clay Matthews refers to RGIII as “what’s his name”
— Brian Bakst (@Stowydad) August 24, 2013
Uh oh, I think Clay Matthews’ interview is about to go viral trying to reference RGIII and calling him “What’s his name.”
— Brian Carriveau (@BrianCarriveau) August 24, 2013
Clay Matthews should probably remember RGIII’s name….
— cj vafiadis (@vaffy23) August 24, 2013
Clay Matthews referring to RGIII as “What’s-His-Name” is freaking hysterical.
— SJ (@twistedperceptn) August 24, 2013
Clay Matthews just called RGIII “what’s his name” hahaha
— Becca Schreurs (@BeccaSchreurs) August 24, 2013
— Jaylen Clark (@CommanderNCheef) August 24, 2013
Ha ha, Clay Matthews just called RGIII “whatshisname” and he wasn’t joking — he really forgot his name.
— tastes_like_burning (@tastes_burning) August 24, 2013
Clay Matthews just forgot Robert Griffin III’s name on live TV… I’m sure RG3 will catch his attention in Week 2.
— Jon Heath (@JonHeathNFL) August 24, 2013
Clay Matthews just dissed Robert Griffin III by calling him ” What’s his name”
— [SEA-UNIT] GABRIEL (@TEXASEAHAWK) August 24, 2013
Clay matthews with no respect for RGIII by calling him ‘whats his name’, LOL.
— DCFanatic (@DCFanaticsBlog) August 24, 2013
Funniest moment: CBS` Tracy Wolfson interviewing Green Bay Packer`s Clay Matthews and he refers to Robert Griffin III as “What’s his name”
— RudyMartzke2013 (@FakeRudyMartzke) August 24, 2013
@RGIII seems like Clay Matthews doesn’t know your name. I think he’ll remember it after week 2.
— Taylor Whitelow (@The_Youth_Move) August 24, 2013
…that awkward moment when Clay Matthews calls RGIII “Whatshisname.”
— DanielleB (@Elleina_) August 24, 2013
— Luka (@LukaBishop) August 24, 2013
— KBDABOSS (@AyoKB7o3) August 24, 2013
Im kinda pissed how Clay Matthews couldnt remember @RGIII name during the interview….Its aight he & the Skins gonna make him remember
— Suck My Smallwood (@NotUrAvGent) August 24, 2013