Samantha Ponder on Two Year Old Daughter & College Football Playoffs

Samantha Ponder on Two Year Old Daughter & College Football Playoffs

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>>Jimmy: FIRST OF ALL, THANKS FOR COMING. I THINK YOU HAVE ONE OF THE HARDEST JOBS BECAUSE EVERY WEEKEND YOU ARE ON A DIFFERENT — AT A DIFFERENT SCHOOL, EVERYBODY’S CRAZY, EVERYBODY’S ESPECIALLY CRAZY WHEN THE CAMERAS TURN ON. AND YOU’RE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL THE TIME. >>I JUST NEED TO SAY, YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON I HAVE EVER HEARD EQUATE SIDELINE REPORTER WITH HARDEST JOB, AND I APPRECIATE THAT.>>Jimmy: I DO THINK IT’S A HARD JOB. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. THERE ARE DIFFICULT ASPECTS FOR SURE. >>Jimmy: YOU’RE SAYING IT IS NOT AS HARD AS I IMAGINE?>>NO, NO, I THINK WHAT YOU’RE ALLUDING TO IS “COLLEGE GAME DAY,” THE SHOW I WORK ON, YOU’VE SEEN THE CROWDS. ESE ARE MEN, ANY, HOW DO I SAY, LIQUORED-UP COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE. WHEN YOU’RE IN COLLEGE, YOU WENT ARIZONA STATE A LITTLE BIT, WHERE I WENT, THINGS GET A LITTLE CRAZY. I’VE HAD THINGS THROWN AT ME, I’VE HAD HAIR PULLED –>>>>Jimmy: PEOPLE PULL YOUR HAIR?>>WHEN THEY RUSH THE FIELD, WHEN YOU’RE DOING A GAME, THREE OR FOUR OF THOSE THIS YEAR. >>Jimmy: DO YOU RUN?>>YOU’VE GOT TO GET THE COACH. I DO ELBOWS OUT. SOMETIMES, I SHOULDN’T SAY THIS I TAKE A LITTLE ANGER OUT. >>Jimmy: YOU DO?>>LIKE THE NEW YORK SUBWAY. EVERYONE’S PUSHING SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL GET IT ON. GO FOR IT. >>Jimmy: YOU’RE SLAM DANCING, BASICALLY. >>YEAH, SURE, WHY NOT. NO ONE’S EVER GOING TO CATCH YOU. >>Jimmy: PEOPLE MAKE THE CRAZY SIGNS AND TRY TO GET ON CAMERA, TRY TO SNEAK THE SIGNS ON CAMERA. SOMETIMES THEY MENTION YOU IN THE SIGNS. I THINK WE HAVE ONE OF THEM I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT. SAM PONDER PET MY MULLET. IS THAT A EUPHEMISM?>>YEAH, I ACTUALLY HAD TO DO IT. TRUE STORY, NORTH DAKOTA STATE. WHENEVER WE GO TO I GUESS ONE OF THE MORE OBSCURE COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHOOLS THE WHOLE TOWN COMES OUT, EVERYTHING SHUTS DOWN. SO I HAD ALREADY DONE MY FIRST HIT. I GET IN MY EAR FROM THE PRODUCER, HEY, SAM, I NEED YOU TO GO PET THIS GUY’S MULLET. [ LAUGHTER ] SO I DID THAT ON LIVE TV. WHICH AT THE TIME WAS LIKE, HEY, THAT WAS FUN, A LITTLE WEIRD, HE GOT A LITTLE TOUCHY. THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS I KEPT GETTING MULLET SIGNS. IT’S LIKE, I DON’T WANT THIS TO BE A THING. >>Jimmy: PET ONE MULLET, YOU SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE PETTING MULLETS. >>IT’S TRUE. >>Jimmy: WE HAVE FOUR TEAMS IN THIS COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES. WHAT ARE THE TEAMS?>>UW REPRESENTING WEST COAST. EVERYBODY ON THIS SIDE OF THE COUNTRY I ASSUME IS ROOTING FOR WASHINGTON. BY THEY PLAY ALABAMA.>>Jimmy: OKAY.>>CAN I JUST SAY REALLY QUICK, WE HAVE THE SIGNS YOU’RE MENTIONING AT GAME DAY, ALMOST EVERY SCHOOL THEY HAVE A SIGN THAT SAYS, “WE WANT BAMA.” BAMA’S BEEN SO GOOD FOR SO LONG THE SIGNS CHANGED THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, “WE KIND OF WANT BAMA.” MAYBE NOT. WASHINGTON PLAYS ALABAMA IN THE PEACH BOWL NEW YEAR’S EVE, I THINK 3:00. THEN AFTER THAT IS THE GAME I’M DOING IN PHOENIX FOR THE FIESTA BOWL, CLEMSON AND OHIO STATE.>>Jimmy: YOUR HOMETOWN. >>ARE WE CLEMSON, OHIO STATE? BUCKEYES ARE EVERYWHERE. >>Jimmy: THEY’VE INFESTED THE PLACE, WE’VE CALLED SOMEBODY TO GET RID OF THEM, THEY GET INTO THE SEATS. IT’S VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] SAM PONDER! THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

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  1. Sam is one of the most charming and beautiful female sportscasters in the business along with Katie Nolan. By the way, Jimmy should have Katie Nolan on the show again, she's awesome and hilarious!

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