Christian and Sam Ponder Do Really Nice Thing for Grieving Family

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Justin Robbins uploaded this picture of his girls and Christian Ponder to Facebook.
While out shopping recently with his two little girls, Justin Robbins ran into Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and his wife, Sam.

The past year and change has been a tough time professionally for Ponder, so, as WCCO reports, Justin offered him some words of encouragement. But when Ponder asked him why he was out shopping, he learned his professional struggles couldn't begin to compare with what Justin and his two girls -- Brianna, 9, and Emily, 8 -- are dealing with in their own lives.

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Christian Ponder has a baby: Top comments

Christian, Sam, and baby Bowden.
What, you didn't think people were just going to congratulate the happy couple, did you?

In response to our post about Christian and Sam Ponder introducing their baby girl to the world, some of our readers broke out their best tried-and-true jokes about the embattled Vikings quarterback, who, two years after being viewed as the organization's quarterback of the future, heads into this season as the likely third-stringer.

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Sam and Christian Ponder introduce their baby to the world [PHOTO]

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First it was love and marriage. Now it's a baby in the baby carriage, as they say.
Sam Ponder kept her pregnancy out of the press, but now she and her husband, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, have gone public with a photo of their first child.

Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder was born earlier this summer. Yesterday, Sam shared a photo of the new family on Instagram.

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Concussed Christian Ponder continues shopping spree at Southdale [PHOTO]

On Sunday, Christian Ponder was concussed. But he apparently felt alright enough after the game to go to Target and pose for a photo with a Lions fan.

Yesterday, Concussed Christian Ponder continued his shopping spree at Southdale. TC Starlight writes that the photo at the top of this post was likely taken at the Champs location in the mall.

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Percy reportedly wanted out of Minnesota after it became clear Ponder "was not good enough"

Percy to Ponder: Peace!
Still slightly intoxicated from AP's mad dash to the MVP with the entire Vikings franchise on his back, Vikings fans tend to forget that for most of the season, second-year quarterback Christian Ponder was an unmitigated, Spurgeon Wynn-esque disaster.

-- Adrian Peterson on Percy Harvin trade: "I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach"
-- MinnPost, MPR bloggers ding Vikings reporters for getting scooped on Percy Harvin trade

But if a Yahoo report can be believed, Percy Harvin didn't forget. In fact, Ponder's ineptitude was the last straw prompting Percy to want out of Minnesota once and for all.

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Christian Ponder's arm looks pretty nasty [PHOTO]

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Not your run-of-the-mill bruise.
When Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder surprisingly sat out Saturday's game with a mysterious arm injury, it was inevitable that Purple observers would question his toughness.

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After all, Ponder, who got hurt when his throwing arm banged into a Green Bay player during the first half of the last regular season game at the Metrodome, played effectively while closing out that victory. With the season on the line on Saturday, the thinking was that Christian would surely suck it up and play. After all, isn't that what the Ol' Gunslinger would do?

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Christian Ponder marries Samantha Steele three months after saying, "I'm a lone wolf right now"

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In September, Ponder said of his romantic life: "I got nothing going on." How quickly things change!
Almost exactly three months ago, Christian Ponder told C.J. that football is his girlfriend. Well, if that's still true, it means he's cheating on his new wife.

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After no more than four months of dating, Ponder and Steele are now married. They tied the knot Monday afternoon in Wisconsin, 13 days after news of their engagement went public.

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