Peyton Manning—the 39-year-old Broncos quarterback with a messed up neck, foot, ribcage, and quad—is in a walking cast and will miss at least Weeks 12 & 13, per the team. From the report:
Guess who loves the 90s and probably also BuzzFeeᴅ. ESPN's Samantha Ponder and her husband, backup Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.
The fact that Matt Cassel will start for Minnesota on Sunday against the Steelers in London actually does nothing to settle the Vikings' unsettled QB situation. Sure, Christian Ponder's been terrible, tossing five INTs to two touchdowns and sitting in the third tertile of nearly every passing stat, but more…
Holy crap, Christian Ponder!
What's new today in the world of NFC North quarterbacks? Aaron Rodgers got a five-year, $110 million extension ($62.5 million of which arrives in the first three years) from the Packers. And Christian Ponder? Well, he's at Wal-Mart, salivating over Rodgers's dough and running errands for his wife.
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: But then, Joe Webb couldn't really either.
Early September-ish: Vikings QB Christian Ponder meets ESPN blonde lady Samantha Steele at a filming of College GameDay. Despite both having jobs that regularly take them around the country, they found time to start a relationship.
It is confirmed, per Richard Deitsch. ESPN's newest star, the lady who worked her way from being a ESPN Zone hostess to college football sideline reporter, is getting hitched to the Vikings' second-year quarterback. Will Ponder's quarterbacking over the last few weeks of the season be a distraction from his love life?…
We like Vikings QB Christian Ponder a lot, and not just because his name is a complete sentence. He seems like a nice, normal guy, who waited all of a month to announce to the world that he was dating ESPN's Samantha Steele. That's still admirable restraint—we would have taken out a full-page ad in the Star Tribune.
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Leave Samantha Steele out of it.
Samantha Steele graduated from college three years ago and has been with ESPN for just over a year. Now she's Erin Andrews's replacement on College GameDay and has Thursday night sideline duties. How'd it all start?
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Throughout the first three quarters of the Bears-Vikings game last night, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth mentioned Christian Ponder, as well as "ponder" puns, as many times as they possibly could.
From the program description on AT&T U-verse digital TV, the nameless captioning robot torches Christian Ponder, or perhaps Minnesota personnel guru Rick Spielman. [h/t Brian and Brendan]