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REPORT: Sam Ponder To Replace Chris Berman On ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ (PICS)

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Tags:  Chris Berman   Sam Ponder  

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ESPN college reporter Sam Ponder, and wife of NFL quarterback Christian Ponder, has been offered a position as host of “Sunday NFL Countdown,” replacing broadcasting legend Chris Berman, reports told Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.

“The most interesting staffing decision is who will replace Berman on the signature Sunday morning show. Last week Jim Miller, the author of the These Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World Of ESPN tweeted that he was hearing that ESPN college football reporter Sam Ponder would become the new host of Sunday NFL Countdown and Suzy Kolber would continue on Monday Night with an expanded role. The Sporting News reported Ponder had “emerged as a strong candidate.” SI.com can confirm Ponder has indeed been offered the position. Nothing is signed as of this writing. Ponder declined comment through her CAA representation.”

Following the end of the 2016 NFL season, Berman stepped down from his position as the face of ESPN’s NFL coverage, leaving a gaping hole that needed to be filled. Trey Wingo is expected to fill the void of Berman’s departure on “Monday Night Countdown,” as well as the opening night of ESPN’s draft coverage.

Let’s take a closer look at Samantha Ponder:

Me reading what “sources say”…

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Missing my travelin buddy this week but College Gameday is live from Madison tomorrow at 9am ET!

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