Roger Goodell paid a visit to internet geek hangout Reddit today, participating in an AMA. For those who aren’t geeky, AMA stands for “Ask Me Anything.” So, an AMA works exactly as you would imagine. Famous people pop in on Reddit and allow users to fling questions at them. Some really big big-shots have done AM’s in the past. President Obama. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The guy who plays Abed on Community. Heavyweights. Today Roger Goodell joined the list. And, though he didn’t know it, he had a special guest from the NFL. Yes, the Vikings’ very own Chris Kluwe dropped in on the AMA. And Rickrolled Goodell.
If you don’t know what Rickrolling is…I can’t help you.
Here’s the full exchange between Kluwe and Goodell.
Remember, Goodell had no idea this was Kluwe. Chris was in there under his usual Reddit handle Loate. Unless Goodell is more net-savvy than I think, he has no idea who Loate is. He has no idea he got clowned by Kluwe. Well, he knows now, because it’s on Deadspin and I’m sure someone has told him. But he had no idea at the time.
And Kluwe followed up his Rickroll by posting this silly question: “Fair enough. I have a follow up question then. When a football is sailig [sic] through the air, whether it be a punt or a field goal, does it sound more like “wooooooosh”? Or is it a shorter flight and thus more like “whoosh”?
This man is the God of the internet. I swear.