Morning, gang. . .yours truly probably isn't going to be around for most of the day today, but if anything happens prior to kickoff, we'll have it for you. Heck, I might not even be back prior to game time. . .and it would be terrible if I couldn't get the full three hours of the ESPN crew performing lewd acts on our opponents this evening. . .but that's just the way things go sometimes.
Anyway, I wanted to point out this little article from ESPN In$ider before I headed out for the day. If you'll recall, I mentioned in an article the other day the comments that ESPN's Trent Dilfer had about new Vikings' quarterback Christian Ponder when he was drafted back in April, specifically his comparisons to former NFL QB Elvis Grbac. Well, now that Ponder doesn't appear to be the OMG WORST PICK EVER, Dilfer is trying to flip-flop a little bit.
In the part of the story you can see without signing in to In$ider, Dilfer admits that he was harsh towards Ponder, saying that his evaluation of him was "85% positive." However, if you can get to the rest of the article, there's this little laugher.
Thus far, you have to be impressed with Ponder. He reminds me of Elvis Grbac, a very good quarterback who could do almost everything. We're seeing some of those traits from Ponder, such as very good arm talent, the ability to move and react and (thus far) the ability to find windows in a zone. He throws on the run very well, too.
Ummmmmm. . .yeah, dude, that's not really the Ponder/Grbac comparison you were making back in April when you were telling everyone you thought the Ponder pick was dumb. You, like so many others, assumed that because Ponder was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings, it was a terrible pick and a huge mistake and took it upon yourself to rip a player that you allegedly. . .now. . .had an "85%" positive impression of.
Seriously, Trent Dilfer is apparently under the impression that we're stupid, and that kind of crap really annoys me.