Twitter Responds Quickly to News of Christian Ponder Being Inactive for Wild Card Game

By Michael Collins
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When a starting NFL quarterback goes out, it’s news. When a starting NFL quarterback goes out in the playoffs, it’s a social media explosion. After some speculation and waffling, the Minnesota Vikings have announced that their starting QB, Christian Ponder (elbow bursitis) will indeed be inactive for the Wild Card Playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.

This means that backup QB Joe Webb, who has not thrown a pass for the Vikings all season, will get the nod as the starter in the third match-up between the Vikings and Packers this season.

Of course, the Twitterverse was very quick to respond:

Some, like Skip Bayless, weighed in with more practical information –

Others decided to take a more humorous approach to the dismal Vikings situation:

Others tried to use the news to do a little prognosticating:

Whatever the case, it means that either the Packers are going to get snowballed by a guy they didn’t have a game plan for, or else the Vikings are going to get buried from starting an inexperienced QB.

Joe Webb’s running ability could be a nice compliment to Adrian Peterson, but whether or not Webb can complete a pass will be the big question.

Aren’t the playoffs fun?


Michael Collins is a Rant Sports NFL and MLB Network Manager, and Atlanta sports columnist. Follow him @GaSportsCraze on Twitter and here on Facebook

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