The non-football competition between Joe Burrow and Max Johnson that needs to happen

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There’s a competition between former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow and current starting Tigers quarterback Max Johnson that we need to see happen.

And it’s something that can actually happen — despite the limitations in Burrow’s rehab from a torn ACL that he suffered as a rookie with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020.

Let me explain where I’m going with this.

On Tuesday, LSU offensive lineman Ed Ingram spoke to reporters and he was asked about Johnson’s personality away from the football field.

Ingram noted that Johnson likes to hold “table tennis” tournaments and challenge various LSU players.

From 247Sports:

"“One of the things he likes to do is play ping pong. He has little table tennis tournaments upstairs in our players lounge. He likes to challenge a lot of players.”"

As soon as I heard that comment from Ingram, it made me think of a story about Burrow from his LSU days.

Joe Burrow has his own table tennis story

During the week leading up to LSU’s matchup against Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff in 2019, Burrow played a lot of ping pong in the players’ lounge.

Unsurprisingly, Burrow won most of his games. But one LSU player managed to beat him — punter Zach Von Rosenberg.

According to The Advertiser, Burrow was so angry he lost to Von Rosenberg that he spent the rest of the night playing ping pong.

What are the chances of two LSU quarterbacks being obsessed with ping pong?

Not high, I’m sure.

I think it would be amazing to get a ping pong match set up between Burrow and Johnson (taking place, of course, in Baton Rouge). It would be great for LSU’s social media/recruiting efforts. Plus it would just be fun.

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And now that name, image, and likeness laws have been passed, there could even be a sponsor for the event (and Johnson could make some cash).

I can’t think of a good reason for this to not happen.