After putting some spark into the offense, quarterback Christian Ponder has been awarded the Daily Norseman Game Ball of the Week, sponsored by Samsung. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Well, let's keep Ponder-mania going for just one more post, shall we?
Our young quarterback was voted by you, the people, to be the recipient of this week's Samsung Game Ball of the Week, and by one of the slimmer margins we've had since we started giving this award out. Of the 822 votes cast, Christian Ponder received 350 votes (42.6%), narrowly edging out Adrian Peterson, who garnered 338 votes (41.1%).
Jared Allen finished a fairly distant third, picking up 94 votes (11.4%), while Michael Jenkins finished an even more distant fourth with just 38 votes (4.6%). Only two people managed to vote for "Other," and I'm not exactly sure who they wanted to see up there that wasn't already listed, but their 0.2% of the vote is important, too.
So, in his first National Football League start, Christian Ponder has already picked up his first major award. What, you don't think a Game Ball from us is important and/or prestigious? I beg to differ.
Hopefully there are a whole lot more of these where this one came from.