There Is A Petition To Remove Christian Ponder


Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) is hit by Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs forcing an incomplete pass during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

I guess some fans are more upset with Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder than others.  One fan is actually mad enough to look to the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama,  for help.  Upon looking at the petition, it sounds like this person is upset with far more than just Ponder.  Here is the contents of the petition:

Aug 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) is wrapped up by San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) and defensive tackle Justin Smith (94) in the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

"Remove Christian Ponder as the Vikings starting quarterback by executive order.Minnesota Vikings fans have had enough and it’s time for President Obama to do something about it! We as a state have stood loyally by our team and democratic principles only to suffer the atrocities of the 1998 NFC Champion game, the 2009 NFC Championship game and four years of Jesse Ventura. Mr. President, how long will you stand idly by as we suffer under the regime of Bill Musgrave and his inept offensive play calling abilities. Alas, Mr. President let our voices be heard."

This petition needs 100,000 digital signatures in one month in order to actually be presented to the President.  As of this writing, the petition only has six signatures, but judging by the amount of criticism that the Vikings quarterback gets, it is likely that the number of people to sign it will increase significantly once it spreads around the internet.

Dec 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams free safety Quintin Mikell (27) hit Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) for a loss of yardage during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Vikings defeated the Rams 36-22. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

In all reality, this petition isn’t going to cause the Vikings to bench Ponder.  It is crazy to think that with all the issues facing the government of the United States, that they would choose to act on this petition even if it were to reach the signature limit required to be presented.

For now, we’ll just have to watch and see how Christian Ponder reacts to this make-or-break season for him.  Some fans will cheer to see Matt Cassel.  Some fans will cheer to see McLeod Bethel Thompson.  Heck, some fans will even root for the Vikings to draft Johnny Football or Teddy Bridgewater.  But one thing is for certain, we’ll know for sure if the Vikings believe in Ponder at the conclusion of this year.