That Time Kirk Cousins Fouled Russell Westbrook

Brian Tinsman
November 21, 2017 - 6:31 pm

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

WASHINGTON — Remember that time Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins schooled Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook? No??

Spoiler alert: Kirk Cousins and DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins are not the same person. If this seems obvious to you, perhaps you could be a newspaper copy editor.

Kirk tweeted out a picture of a newspaper clipping that had him mistaken for DeMarcus, who was ejected for fouling Westbrook last night:

Kirk Cousins had a good time with the typo (one of two in the sentence) and you should too. Here are three reasons why:

  1. This has not been confirmed, but it’s safe to assume that Kirk has never been ejected from anything. He’s the type of quarterback who gets sacked and congratulates the defender. That’s not to say he doesn’t have spunk, but it seems more wholesome than flagrant.
  2. It’s ironic that the Redskins played in New Orleans just one day before the incident. He must have left quite the impression on that sportswriter if his name came to mind before that of DeMarcus, who plays for the Pelicans.
  3. It isn’t clear which paper Kirk was reading (perhaps USA TODAY based on the font), but it just seems appropriate that he still reads the printed newspaper. Another assumption, but there probably isn’t much overlap between people who read the physical newspaper and those who commit flagrant fouls.

It’s nice to see Kirk take it in stride and poke fun at himself. It’s unclear if DeMarcus would find any of this funny (because they’re different people).

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