For the past few days, some of our Interweb bloggy peers have been speculating that the recent Twitter activity between Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder and ESPN college football reporter Samantha Steele made it seem like they had something going on. Like, maybe they were sexting like the cool kids do. And it turns out they do have something going on, because Ponder is an open kind of dude and he pretty much welcomes men everywhere, between the ages of 15 and 55, hating him.
I don’t want to come off as one of those bros who only talks about Steele because she’s very attractive, because I think she’s excellent at her job. But yes, she is very attractive. And Ponder is showing flashes of being a solid-to-great franchise QB for the Vikings, so of course they’ll just run off and get married now and have a bunch of kids that are really popular and cool, and Ponder will be elected president and they’ll do it in the Lincoln bedroom and everyone will be like, “World peace!” and good for them, because would it kill Ponder to let Adrian Peterson score one damn touchdown this week?
Wow, I’m an emotional mess today because of this news, as I’m sure many other dudes who think Samantha has that whole “Brooklyn Decker with an incredible sports encyclopedia” for a brain thing happening. I guess there are worse guys out there for her – Mark Sanchez, Matt Leinart, Brian Urlacher, to name a few – but we’re allowed to be sad, fellas. So I’ve put together this excessive collection of GIFs for both bros and babes to gauge their emotional response.
Silver lining, fellas: Ponder’s ex may need a shoulder to cry on.