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If you are not yet familiar with ESPN college football sideline and college basketball reporter Samantha Ponder, you’re going to want to spend some quality time with this post. She became a hot search term and new media darling after working that exciting Friday night barnburner between Baylor and TCU to open the 2012 football season.
That’s right- she works on Friday nights, while you’re out getting smashed.
Update: Samantha Steele is now Samantha Ponder as she married Vikings QB Christian Ponder
She once worked through a concussion, suffered while showcasing her great ability to throw a football.
Now that she’s Samantha Ponder and not Samantha Steele, her name is a lot less James Bond girlish/porno sounding.
And as you can see from the pics below, Samantha Ponder got her sweet gig due to her journalistic chops and hard core work ethic. I’m sure it has nothing to do with her “photogenic” traits. Look Samantha Ponder and Erin Andrews. I’m surprised this pic didn’t break the inte...
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Percy Harvin denies that he had any problems with former teammate Christian Ponder, contrary to a recent report. Instead, he says the two had a “great relationship.”
Harvin’s comments came during a phone interview with Suzy Kolber on ESPN’s “NFL 32″ Thursday. He was asked what went wrong with the Minnesota Vikings last season, and he took the question as an opportunity...
When the Minnesota Vikings grabbed Greg Jennings from the free agent pool, they brought in a sure-handed veteran that has a championship ring.
The only problem is that he has been dealt a deck of cards that devalued his stock with the Green Bay Packers due to injury.
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Percy Harvin has his money, a new city, and no more Migraines. One thing Harvin wants to clear up is the perception that he had a problem with his quarterback Christian Ponder.
As we reported a few days ago, reports surfaced that Harvin and his disdain for Ponder as a quarterback was the final straw for the Vikings, and ultimately led to him being traded to Seattle.
Christian Ponder now has consistency on his offensive line and experience in his receiving corps. He will have the chance to make or break his Vikings career in 2013.
Cassel is lying.
He knew, that by going to the Vikings, this would be his best chance to start again the NFL. Cassel is playing it smart, the best way to stab a guy in the back, is when he isn’t expecting it, so Cassel is saying all the right things to make it appear he is no threat to Ponder.
“The fact of the matter is … Christian is the starting quarterback, and I think that...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. One thing Greg Jennings did during his two-day visit with the Minnesota Vikings was watch a lot of film on the team that was offering him a big contract as an unrestricted free agent.
The two-time Pro Bowl receiver knows Minnesota well from playing in the NFC North for the Green Bay Packers. He knows all about MVP running back Adrian Peterson and is looking...
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin got his way and was traded away from the Minnesota Vikings partly because of his reported feelings about his former quarterback Christian Ponder. Ponder has wasted very little time stepping to the proverbial podium and letting it be known that he could care less what Harvin says, does or [...]
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Matt Cassel burst on to the NFL scene in 2008 with the New England Patriots, surprising everyone while replacing injured starting quarterback Tom Brady.
Now, after being a free agent for the first time in his eight-year NFL career, Cassel is content with accepting another job as a backup.
Cassel, who reportedly had a deal in place with the Minnesota Vikings just...
Christian Ponder needed some help in the receiving game, and the Vikings’ front office just gave it to him.
Greg Jennings signed a five-year deal with the Vikings on Friday. The total contract is worth $47.5 million with at least $18 million guaranteed.
The Vikings traded away their top receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the week and missed out on speedster...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings didn't wait long to find a backup quarterback.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that Minnesota has agreed to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs starter Matt Cassel, hours after Cassel was cut by Kansas City on Thursday morning. At the Scouting Combine in February, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the team would look at bringing...