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Hot Clicks: Vikings' QB Christian Ponder dating ESPN's Samantha Steele

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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is getting it done on and off the field. The second-year signal-caller from FSU confirmed on Twitter yesterday that he is dating ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele. Obviously, Steele is stunning, so it's only natural that Ponder, who has led Minnesota to a 4-2 record, is impressed with himself.

Big-Time WAG News

Christian Ponder, Samantha Steele :: Getty Images

I'm sure the SI higher ups are not happy with that headline, but my original choice was "Jim Harbaugh Bet The Seahawks." (So I probably saved the company from a lawsuit, which makes me a hero.) Anyway, in case you missed it last night, the 49ers had a seven-point lead on the Seahawks in a game where the opening line was anywhere between seven and nine depending on where and when you bet it. With less than a minute to play in the game, the Seahawks were flagged for a chop-block in the end zone, which resulted in a safety for the Niners. However, San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh DECLINED THE PENALTY because he didn't want Seattle to punt after the safety. That gave a win to those who wagered on the Seahawks.. Just a classic, classic gambling story.

This Is Why Gambling Is Awesome

RelieverPhil Coke's glove spike after the Tigers swept/embarrassed/dominated the Yankees in the ALCS yesterday was pretty spectacular. We also have to give props to Justin Verlanderfor videobombing aMiguel Cabrera interview to whisper-chant "MVP."

Move Over, Gronk

Speaking of Verlander,Kate Upton just did a new photoshoot for Vogue, so obviously, I'm required by law to link to it.

Photo Gallery Of The Day

Kate Upton :: Vogue

The Chargers director of public relations penned a piece last night for the team's official website with the headline "Take a Chill Pill." The opening line was "What's with you people?" This should go over swimmingly with the San Diego fan base.

This Is Not PR 101

Awful Announcing has put together a round-up of the worst sports tweets of 2012.

At Least They're Only 140 Characters

Shaquille O'Neal went on Live With Kelly and Michael (we miss you, Regis) dressed as Prince and sang the classic, When Doves Cry. Strahan also did a truly horrific version of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.

Bad Singing Video Of The Day

Here is this week's installment of This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.

Jimmy Kimmel Video Of The Day