Did Clay Matthews call RGIII ‘What’s his name’?

(Via YouTube)

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.





















Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Next Story
Dan Steinberg · August 26, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.