Sam Ponder is widely regarded as one of the best NFL broadcasters on all of TV.
She routinely blows up on a weekly basis for her various monologues, hot takes and general analysis.
This week, she did it once more – this time training her fire on Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In the midst of a brutal effort by the Bucs that saw them eventually fall to the San Francisco 49ers 35-7, Ponder tweeted out this message:
My 5 year old thinks Tampa Bay is called the “Butts” and tbh I don’t think I’m gonna correct him today
— Samantha Steele Ponder (@samponder) December 12, 2022
NFL fans are a polarized and fickle bunch, so reactions to Ponder’s tweet were largely what you would expect:
Why don’t you ask Tom Brady after the game if you could put his shoes on…then walk in them and go home and tell him they the Bucks…let kept it professional..js..
— Aaron Delatorre (@AaronDe92719662) December 12, 2022
Well that’s how they are playing no doubt
— joey sighchous (@facepavement) December 12, 2022
Teach him about when we used to call them the “YUCS”
— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGoTampa) December 12, 2022
I’m a Bucs fan and this made me laugh. The kid is not wrong.
— Reca (@HazelGatorGirl) December 12, 2022
Has he seen his dad play
— Artemio Mata (@temomata87) December 12, 2022
I watched the ESPN pregame show today for the first time in forever. I heard more interesting and intelligent comments from here when picking games than from the 4 former players and coaches sitting on set next to her. And this one is a smart move by her, too. https://t.co/n32mgFi7B7
— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) December 12, 2022
Ponder has been in the headlines quite a bit in recent weeks. Between her crying on ESPN over Deshaun Watson’s return and then the controversy that erupted over her outfit during her Sunday NFL show – it has been one thing after another with her.
In that respect, Ponder making news this weekend too is just par for the course.
Dame liked what he saw. https://t.co/ALU8kOQmWN
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 11, 2022
What will the respected ESPN broadcaster ultimately go viral for next?
Time will tell.