Aaron Rodgers' Deal Spawns Hilarity Between Christian and Samantha Ponder

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 26, 2013

Photo Credit: Samantha Ponder Twitter
Photo Credit: Samantha Ponder Twitter

Well, at least Christian Ponder has a winning sense of humor. 

The world was abuzz Friday as ESPN reported that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed an extension worth $110 million over five years. 

The sports world was talking, including the Vikings QB and his wife, ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder. Here is the hilarious exchange the two had via text (from Samantha's Instagram).

Ponder will be at Wal-Mart if anyone needs any toiletries or other necessities. 

Let's get the obvious out of the way first. I know a great many of you are fuming as soon as you see this and cannot wait to exclaim that this is an NFL quarterback getting paid handsomely—$10.15 million according to RotoWorld—for his efforts. 


Take a deep breath and consider this a whimsical text exchange we can all share. Laughter is a great thing, especially when you realize there is someone out there getting $40 million in 2013 alone.

Ponder and the former Samantha Steele were married last December but, as Business Insider reports, exchanged vows anew earlier this month. Now the two are an Internet comedy troupe of sorts. 

As if getting paid millions and being married to a beautiful sports reporter weren't enough, Ponder was also accepted to try out the new Google Glass product, via Larry Brown SportsNow he can record his jaunt to pick up reasonably priced products at Wal-Mat with ease. 

Rodgers is off making millions, even making actual NFL quarterbacks a little jealous. 

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