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

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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.



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