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2. Samantha Ponder: Samantha Ponder, formerly known as Samantha Steele before her marriage to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, is a sideline reporter for ESPN. Ponder took over Erin Andrews’ old role on College GameDay and endeared herself to fans almost immediately. On top of all that, she’s a knockout. Next On The Hot 100: Tiffany Suarez >>> More Photos Of Samantha Ponder (2/10) >>> Twitter/@SamSteelePonder

Vikings' Audie Cole will stay as starter, Erin Henderson shifted outside

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Audie Cole's play in the middle of the Minnesota Vikings' defense the past two games will keep him starting at middle linebacker even as Erin Henderson returns to the lineup. Cole, a 2012 seventh-round pick, was credited by coaches for 18 tackles two weeks ago when Henderson was out while dealing with a personal matter and then followed up with nine...

Vikings QB Cassel on track to start for Ponder

Matt Cassel is on track to start this week at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, with Christian Ponder recovering from a concussion. Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday that Cassel ''more than likely'' will start instead of Ponder when the Vikings play at Baltimore on Sunday. Cassel took over late in the second quarter last week when Ponder was hit in the head...

Leslie Frazier: Matt Cassel 'more than likely' will start

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Matt Cassel met the media onWednesday, assuming the place of the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterbackwith a Wednesday press conference at a podium inside the team's field house atWinter Park.Cassel joked about his first time at the podium forMinnesota, and being ill-prepared for the first snowy conditions of the seasonoutside because he doesn'...

Vikings hold ceremonial groundbreaking for new stadium

MINNEAPOLIS -- Inside the Metrodome, the season hasn't gonethe Minnesota Vikings' way. On Tuesday, just outside the east entrance of the21-year-old building, the team held the biggest moment of its season.Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf were joined by politicaland business leaders, along with several fans, for a ceremonial groundbreakingfor the team's new billion-dollar...

Cordarrelle Patterson Scores, Gets High Five From the Referee

The Vikings‘ Cordarrelle Patterson was drafted as a wide receiver and returner but he also does a pretty good Adrian Peterson impersonation. Midway through the second quarter, Patterson lined up in the backfield, took a pitch from quarterback Christian Ponder, and proceeded to run through the Bears‘ defense. Thirty-three yards later, touchdown. [Continue Reading] I said it a...

PJD's Game 12 Recap: A Microcosm of Ineptitude

1:30 Away From Another Tie Remember the Vikings game last week? It probably doesn't really stick in your memory well, because the team didn't really lose, but they didn't really win, either. They didn't really do anything. They played the Packers with Christian Ponder under center and they left with the same number of wins and the same number of losses as they...

Brett Favre Eying State Football Title As Offensive Coordinator of Mississippi High School Team

Brett Favre is on the verge of winning another football championship, but this time it’s at the high school level. Favre has served as the offensive coordinator for the past two seasons at Oak Grove High school in Mississippi, and on Friday the team will take on Tupelo in the Mississippi high school state championship, according to The Associated Press. When he’s not on the horn...

Jennings’ production jumps up with Cassel

Three of Greg Jennings’ biggest days this year have come with Matt Cassel at quarterback. The numbers show it’s too much of a pattern to be a coincidence. We examine the numbers and the reaction from the players.

Has good-bad gap with NFL QBs widened?

Leslie Frazier shook his head and managed a slight smile when the question was posed. How hard, the Minnesota Vikings coach was asked, has this been to have to decide so many different weeks in a season about who the starter will be at the sport's most important position? ''It's not a lot of fun,'' Frazier said recently. ''You'd like to say that...

Vikes Break Ground On New Stadium

((HT: KSTP-TV))The Wilf brothers, Twin Cities mayor RT Rybak, and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton were among a bunch of folks who broke ground on the new Vikings stadium this morning... You'll see below just how cute everyone was with their golden shovels and viking helmets... Here's the movement of the shovels...It's supposed to take 2-and-a-half years to build the new...

Week 14 IDP Waiver Wire Targets

The fantasy playoffs are here and it’s time to look for those last minute IDP gems out there. Here’s a look at some players to target on the Week 14 IDP waiver wire.  Good luck! Audie Cole (LB, Vikings) Despite having a good season in terms of production, Erin Henderson is in the dog house […]The post Week 14 IDP Waiver Wire Targets appeared first on Punch Drunk Wonderland.

Vikings playing wait-and-see at QB

The Vikings’ quarterback situation remains unsettled while they monitor Christian Ponder’s progress coming off a concussion.

Ravens must not look past Vikings...I expect a tough battle...

To complete their current homestand trifecta, the Ravens have one obstacle left---the Minnesota Vikings. Even though the Vikes are 3-8-1, they are playing with pride right now, coming off a 23-20 upset of the Chicago Bears. The Vikings may be 0-5-1 on the road this year so far, but consider that they've won or tied 3 of their last 4 games. They're trending tough. ...

Black, Blue, and Ornery: When analytics and intuitions collide

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. One thing still buzzing around the Bears camp following the 23-20 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings was the controversial decision of head coach Marc Trestman to attempt a 47-yard […]The post Black, Blue, and Ornery: When analytics...

Brian Hall's Dec. 5 Vikings mailbag

The Minnesota Vikings' win on Sunday leads to a new perspective on the usual topics for our mailbag. Perspective is needed this season. Minnesota's season isn't as bad as it might seem, having given up the lead in the final minute four times this year. The record also isn't good and the play leads to insight about the positions that need to be fixed going into next...
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