New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall held a charity event in which NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell showed that the upgrades to his robotic software have transformed him into an elite ping-pong player. USA Today’s For The Win posted the video of the mechanical sports czar smashing a forehand past the elite athlete in a move that does nothing to alleviate the idea that Goodell is a cyborg.
The event was a tournament designed to “raise funds and awareness for PROJECT 375, an organization which works to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health and promotes early intervention and prevention of mental health disorders in children and adolescents,” an issue close to Marshall, who has his own history with mental health issues.
But this video is the quintessential “Boss Shows Up To Be Cool And Ruins Everything” situation. Marshall is out with his pals, then his boss shows up, probably asks to play some ping-poing, leaving Marshall in a tough spot — does he let his boss win or does he destroy him and worry about how he will retaliate against his team with some dumb suspensions?
Of course, Marshall allows that forehand winner to happen because that night was about charity for him, every step of the way.