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.
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?
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.…