Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 11/2/12

ESPN's new college football sideline reporter Samantha Steele has made quite the impression in her first year after being called up to the mothership from Longhorn Network.  Steele does the reporting on Thursday Night Football and also got the prime position of hosting the first hour of College GameDay, replacing Erin Andrews, and contributing to the pregame show.  In fact, because of her stunning looks, good sense of humor, and ability to throw the football better than Mark Sanchez, she may have done the impossible and surpassed Erin Andrews as every American college kid's dream.  (Oh, and it turns out she's really good at her job too.)

Bad news today though kids, Samantha Steele is off the market.  Congrats are in order for Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder, who confirmed the news in a Twitter reply uncovered in Jimmy Traina's Hot Clicks this morning when asked if he and the ESPN reporter were dating:

@kk1ng10 @samantha_steele actually yes they are
— Christian Ponder (@cponder7) October 18, 2012

Everything's coming up Milhouse for Ponder as the Vikings are also somehow 4-2 and one of the surprise teams of the NFL season so far.  Ponder's stats in his first full season as a starter have jumped through the roof as he's 2nd in the NFL in completion percentage and 9th in passer rating.   But best of all, Christian Ponder immediately jumps into the Elite QB WAG discussion.

(H/T Hot Clicks)

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