Christian Ponder isn’t that good of a QB. He had a so-so first year in the pros even with one of the best backs in the league (Adrian Peterson). The Vikings are pretty terrible and you assuming you know what you’re doing, you won’t draft him in any fantasy football leagues. So why are we covering him? Because Christian Ponder’s ex-girlfriend Kacie McDonnell is ridiculously hot.
We don’t know when they started dating, but that’s not what is important here. Ponder and McDonnell broke up around May 2011, which is also right around when the 2011 NFL Draft took place. Ponder was projected to go in the first few rounds but the Vikings shocked everyone by taking him 12th overall. Maybe this inflated his ego to a point where he thought he could upgrade, because we really don’t see another reason for him to kick McDonnell to the curb.
But don’t feel too bad for McDonnell. She may now hold the title of “World’s Hottest Traffic Reporter” as she now works for the Fox affiliate WTFX reporting on all things traffic related in the Philadelphia area.
There is a funny story about how McDonnell wound up with her current job. Before graduating from Villanova, the Pottsville, PA native (hooray Yuengling!) starred in a local Fiat commercial. Apparently WTFX anchor Mike Jerrick took a real liking to McDonnell and didn’t attempt to hide his affinity for the “commercial” in front of his peers. They took the liberty of inviting McDonnell in to the studio where she met Jerrick live on air. What ensued was 5 minutes of severe awkward/creepy interaction. McDonnell cashed in on her 15 minutes of fame (and her forthcoming Communications degree for those thinking she wasn’t qualified for the position) and all of Philly rejoiced.
Ponder reportedly starting dating an NBA cheerleader after McDonnell, but it’s unclear if that relationship is ongoing. If we hear anything, you’ll be the first to know.