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Christian Ponder might be a mediocre NFL quarterback, but we’re pretty sure he’ll be a good dad.
He and wife Samantha reportedly had a baby girl recently. Before that, he read a bunch of baby books, and by the account of this item from ESPN.com, it sounds as though he’s taking fatherhood seriously:
They named their little girl Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder — the middle name is the same as Samantha’s, while the first, of course, pays homage to retired Florida State coach Bobby Bowden — and they plan to call her “Scout,” after the young narrator of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Christian Ponder said his wife contacted his old college coach and arrange a surprise congratulatory phone call after the baby was born.
“It’s crazy to take such a responsibility — you have someone that’s so dependent on you,” Ponder said. “You’ve got to take care of her and your family. It’s an eye-opening experience, it’s fun and it’s scary at the same time.”
Amen, Christian. Our little girl, Anabel, also shares a middle name with her mother (Marie), though not a first name with a legendary college football coach.
Fun and scary at the same time is about the only way to properly describe the first few weeks of fatherhood.
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|Michigan State||32||2nd Half 20:00|
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|(3) South Carolina||80|
|Villanova||53||2nd Half 4:18|
|Michigan||12||1st Half 11:48|
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