Say this for Robert Griffin III: He has again made the Redskins relevant in pop culture.
The latest example came this week on “Hawaii Five-0,” when three characters discussed football in advance of the fictional Pro Bowl.This happened when (Steve) McGarrett’s girlfriend drove up to her boyfriend and his partner while wearing a Tony Romo jersey, and yes, I just had to Google everyone’s name.
Danno: What the, what the hell is this?
Girlfriend: What, I can’t surprise Steve at work?
Danno: No, you can do that. I’m talking about the jersey.
Girlfriend: Oh, well we moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I never stayed in one place long enough to get tied to a team.
Danno: So you willingly root for the Dallas Cowboys now, huh?
Girlfriend: Yeah. C’mon, who doesn’t like America’s Team?
McGarrett: I don’t.
Danno: We don’t.
McGarrett: And if I recall correctly, my Redskins humiliated your Cowboys the last time they played.
Danno: That’s very cute. You’ve got a Cowboys fan dating a Redskins fan. It’s like the Capuletes and the Montagues.
And so on. Unless this is referencing something other than the 2012 regular season finale, I’m not convinced “humiliated” is the right word for a game in which the Cowboys had multiple chances to win in the fourth quarter and lost by 10.
Still, any time you get a well-known show to talk about the humiliation of Tony Romo, you probably shouldn’t complain. Maybe could have worked in a Rob Jackson reference, but whatever. Redskins fans — and WUSA’s bizarrely cheerleadery Twitter feed — sure didn’t seem to mind.
Lol Hawaii five-o just mentioned the redskins humiliating the cowboys this year
— Mike Shannon(@Shann_Da_Man) February 19, 2013
— Kevin Kriegh (@Kevo_Krug) February 19, 2013
— WUSA 9 Sports (@WUSA9Sports) February 19, 2013
Even this weeks episode of Hawaii Five-O recognizes the Redskins Cowboys rivalry, and the fact that the cowboys suck. #HTTR
— Anna Williams (@xAWILL21) February 20, 2013