Okay Christian Ponder, I’ll play your game. You said in an interview with the venerable Sid Hartman that you are in a QB competition, and furthermore, you implied that even if the guy you were competing against was Joe Montana, you would still give yourself a chance.
Ponder to Hartman: “It’s a competition. Whether it’s Joe Montana or someone else here, it’s a competition. It’s fun. It’s fun to compete.”
Yes, he really said that.
So, I’ll play along. Would Christian Ponder have a chance in a quarterback competition against Joe Montana?
Well obviously, the answer is yes. Joe Montana is 57 years old and hasn’t played in the NFL since 1994. He would be severely over-matched in any kind of competition against Christian Ponder that involved physical exertion. I’m assuming Joe has kept himself in pretty good shape since his playing days, but even so, he is not as young and fit as Ponder.
It’s a no-brainer. Christian Ponder would destroy Joe Montana in a QB competition. Absolutely crush him.
Ponder would also destroy Johnny Unitas, who is dead and therefore incapable of throwing a football. He would annihilate Joe Namath who besides being old would also be drunk. He would completely and utterly humiliate Terry Bradshaw who is so full of anti-depressants he doesn’t even know what state he’s in half the time.
Pretty much any hypothetical scenario you can concoct that pits Christian Ponder against an old, washed-up, retired, inebriated or deceased quarterback ends with Ponder prevailing.
You can argue that these are just silly fictional scenarios, completely pointless to consider, but I say so is the Vikings’ current “three-way QB competition.”
Christian Ponder obviously is going with the Rick Spielman line-of-baloney on the three-way competition, and that’s great. It’s great that Ponder, despite being a complete afterthought, is still doing Spielman’s bidding, spreading Spielman’s message.
Ponder even reiterated the line about the “clean slate.” Ponder is nothing if not a good soldier. He may not be able to read a defense, but he can read a PR memo.
They’re correctible mistakes Christian, don’t forget that one!
It’s absurd to believe that Ponder is really involved in any competition except the one for most attractive spouse. Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater are the story. The Vikings want to make Christian Ponder part of that story, because they don’t want the media making it into Cassel vs. Bridgewater.
But no matter what anyone says, that dog don’t hunt. But, spin away Vikings. The sideshow is amusing.