Chris Kluwe rickrolls Roger Goodell during Reddit Q&A
Kluwe wants to know: Roger, will you ever give NFL fans up?
You didn't think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be able to get through a Reddit AMA without Chris Kluwe showing up, did you?
And not only did Kluwe make an appearance yesterday during Goodell's Q&A -- he rickrolled the commish.
For those unfamiliar with "rickrolling," here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:
Rickrolling is an Internet meme involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up". The meme is a bait and switch; a person provides a hyperlink seemingly relevant to the topic at hand, but actually leads to Astley's video. The link can be masked or obfuscated in some manner so that the user cannot determine the true destination of the link without clicking. People led to the music video are said to have been rickrolled. Rickrolling has extended beyond web links to playing the video or song disruptively in other situations, including public places, such as a live appearance of Astley himself in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The meme has helped to revive Astley's career.
Kluwe's question to Goodell -- posed under his usual online handle of Loate -- didn't include a link to Astley's video, so it wasn't rickrolling in the strictest sense of the term. But it did include two overt references to Astley's classic, both of which apparently went right over Goodell's head.
Here's their exchange:
Once again, Chris Kluwe wins the internet.
-- Hat-tip: Deadspin --
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