Former Vikings QB goes off about Florida State getting snubbed

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder is not happy about what happened to his alma mater

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder
Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder / Brett Carlsen/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

After Florida State was snubbed from this season's College Football Playoff, former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponders shared his feelings online.

Before he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, quarterback Christian Ponder spent his college career as a three-year starter at Florida State.

So on Sunday, it wasn't much of a surprise to see that Ponder is among the group that is unhappy about his former school not being one of the four teams selected for this season's College Football Playoff.

The former Vikings quarterback isn't very active online (his most recent post on Twitter before Sunday was a re-post of something back in April), but he made sure to let the public know that he was not pleased with an undefeated Florida State team being left out of this season's College Football Playoff.

Former Minnesota Vikings QB does not agree with the decision to exclude Florida State from the College Football Playoff

Ponder, who has over 90,000 followers on Twitter, began a series of four posts with some initial remarks about how Florida State should have been included in this year's College Football Playoff after finishing with an undefeated record in a Power 5 conference this season.

The former Minnesota first-round draft pick then added that Florida State losing their top quarterback to a serious injury last month should not have been a factor in the decision whether to include the school in the College Football Playoff or not.

Unfortunately for Ponder and Florida State, "unavailability of key players" is actually part of the criteria used when it comes to selecting teams for the College Football Playoff. It might not seem fair, but the it's part of the rule book.

To end his rant online, Ponder finished up with a pair of posts that featured the more sarcastic side of his personality.

To add insult to injury, not only is Florida State not one of the four schools selected for this season's College Football Playoff, but their consolation prize is a spot in this season's Orange Bowl against a Georgia team that has won 29 of their last 30 games.

Sunday is certainly not a day that Florida State and their fans will look back on fondly.

manual