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 5:22pm12/04/12 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 11:20am11/12/12 11:20am

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 10:15am6/01/12 10:15am