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. » 4/26/13 5:43pm 4/26/13 5:43pm

Christian Ponder And Samantha Steele Got Married

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. » 12/19/12 10:10am 12/19/12 10:10am

The Vikings' Christian Ponder And ESPN's Samantha Steele Are Engaged

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?… » 12/04/12 5:22pm 12/04/12 5:22pm

Christian Ponder Jokes About His ESPN Girlfriend, Is A Pretty Cool Guy

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. » 11/12/12 11:20am 11/12/12 11:20am

Christian Ponder Says To Lay Off His ESPN Girlfriend, She's Not The…

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. » 11/07/12 6:35pm 11/07/12 6:35pm

How Did Samantha Steele Become Erin Andrews's Replacement? First, She…

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? » 11/07/12 1:45pm 11/07/12 1:45pm

Samantha Steele Mixes Up Her Indian-American Spelling Bee Contestants

After a National Spelling Bee filled with children holding back tears in front of a national audience, the academic equivalent of pageant moms, and every appearance from the wonderfully weird home-schooled girl from Philly, it took ESPN's poor sideline reporter to give us the most cringeworthy moment of the night.… » 6/01/12 10:15am 6/01/12 10:15am