Patrick Willis enjoys Matlock

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49ers linebacker Patrick Willis revealed his love for Matlock early Monday morning. Yep, he's all kinds of awesome. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

Earlier this morning, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis sent out the picture below on Instagram. He included the note I've posted a little further down.

Just woke up and one of my old all time favorite tv shows is on Matlock. I can't go back to sleep. When this show goes off, I just want to get up go rehab and train so that I can be one of the best in my profession like Ben Matlock. I know its Different but those of you who knew about Ben Matlock u will get it lol

This is a pretty random fact,  but I find it pretty awesome. When I was a kid, I watched a lot of Matlock. It used to be on TBS and WGN all the time, similar to Seinfeld re-runs, or Big Bang Theory re-runs dominate television nowadays.

Although there were plenty of recurring characters, most episodes of Matlock you could watch in one-off fashion, which made it great in syndication.

I'm sure plenty of people have never seen Matlock, but I can tell you this is just one more awesome thing about the 49ers linebacker.

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