(WXYZ) -- In a Twitter video, IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden challenged Lions wide receiver Golden Tate to a game of ping-pong.
Newgarden was taking fan questions on Twitter, and was asked by one fan if he thought Forrest Gump or Golden Tate was a better ping-pong player.
— Josef Newgarden (@josefnewgarden) January 8, 2018
"I would say Forrest Gump, obviously," said Newgarden. "But Golden Tate was very good. He was very good back in high school, so I'd like to challenge him again."
Newgarden and Tate both attended Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Tate responded by accepting Newgarden's challenge and making a Forrest Gump joke in the process.
Bring it on brotha! I’m out in SD hit me when you are around! Btw I use to bet Forrest Gump boxes of chocolate back in the day.
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) January 9, 2018
Newgarden suggested a match-up when he's in town for the Detroit Grand Prix in June.
— Josef Newgarden (@josefnewgarden) January 9, 2018
As for the Grand Prix staff? They're more than willing to make the proper arrangements.
OH WE WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN!! Are you in @ShowtimeTate ?
— Detroit Grand Prix (@detroitgp) January 9, 2018