Jul 27, 2013; Mankato, MN, USA; ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder (yellow hat) watches her husband, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (not pictured) at training camp at Blakeslee Fields. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

There Are Fans...And There Are Crazy People


Most Vikings fans are familiar with Christian Ponder’s celebrity wife, Samantha.  She is a sideline reporter on ESPN and enjoys interacting with her fans on Twitter.   Every once in a while, a “fan” pushes it too far.  One case of this is a tweet that Sam Ponder received from a guy named “Mikeford and Sons”  after her husband had a poor performance in week 1 against the Detroit Lions.  Here is the tweet:

Sam Ponder Tweet

For those of you who don’t remember, Steve McNair was murdered by his mistress in 2009 in what was considered a murder/suicide.  Not only is it tasteless to bring up this absolute tragedy, but it wish it upon another person because of a game is absurd.

Samantha Ponder is a good sport and probably has to deal with messages like this on a constant basis, but hopefully  the people who tweet her will be a little less insane in the future.

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