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Is Samantha Steele Holding Out on Christian Ponder?

Mike Cardano Senior Fantasy Analyst November 10, 2012 12:39AM EDT

Ponder's mind appears to be in the bedroom when it should be on the field...

Two weeks ago Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder revealed that he was dating ESPN college football sideline reporter Samantha Steele. In the three games since then, Ponder has completed just 51.4% (38 of 74) of his passes and thrown just two TDs against four INTs causing the topic of Ponder’s apparent coincidental slump to be brought up by KFAN-AM’s Paul Allen during a radio interview.

 She has nothing to do with it,” said Ponder. “We’ve been dating since the beginning of the season, so she had also to do with the five wins. So it has really nothing to do with anything on the football field.”

A few things about this topic…

– Everyone knows that sex is always best in the beginning of the relationship. In the beginning of the season Ponder was probably getting it every way possible everywhere possible and as often as possible, thus his stellar performance out of the gate. By mid-season the guy is most assuredly frustrated, watching game film and reading his playbook at night while absorbing absolutely nothing. Ponder is now mortally distracted with his mind recounting his conquests from just a few weeks prior as he now ponders (see the way I did that?) why it’s not like that anymore.

– Samantha Steele took the place of Erin Andrews as both a college football sideline reporter and the first-hour host of College GameDay. Personally I’m an Erin Andrews guy and I’m here to tell you that this would never have happened if Ponder was balling Andrews. Just saying…

– To be fair, it’s not totally Steele’s fault (even if she is holding out) that the defense has allowed an average of 33 points/game during Minnesota’s last two losses.

Memo to Vikings fans: Don’t view Steele as your Yoko Ono, that’s not fair. Think of her more as your Jessica Simpson

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