Words matter. These are the best Samantha Ponder Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
We have such a weird celebrity culture in our country where we elevate talented, successful, or beautiful people to a level of perceived greater value.
Look, no one grew up watching NFL football with me. I’m well aware of that.
I’m abundantly aware of the undeserved goodness of God I’ve experienced early in life. Especially when it comes to the health of my children and loved ones.
The best thing about college football, to me: You can tell when you’re on campus.
As long as you have a firm foundation elsewhere and don’t depend on other people to make you feel good or bad, then I think Twitter can be a great thing.
The funny thing that still cracks me up is when you get a grown man coming up to you shaking asking for a picture. I’m like ‘Dude, you know I’m a scrub, right?’
I spent so much time on the field while my dad had practices growing up that I actually developed a pretty good arm playing catch with my sister.
TV and social media has such as huge impact for what we think is normal and what is OK. And that’s for good and bad a lot of the time.
I thought I wanted to be on ESPN, but I didn’t know what the heck it was. I knew it was sports television, but we didn’t have it. We didn’t really watch TV growing up.
I don’t know how I lucked out so much because I have a baby who likes to fly. She is awesome on the plane.
You can find me sleeping on the floor at Terminal B at the Atlanta airport any time.
Shame alone makes people hide, not change.
There is no such thing as replacing Chris Berman, but the chance to build on his incredible legacy while simultaneously taking new risks to serve NFL fans is the opportunity of a lifetime.
It’s kind of cool to see the different aspects of American culture on different college communities.
It’s so important for young girls see that it’s not weird for girls to understand what happens in the red zone. It’s not rocket science. For a lot of the girls that I grew up around, that’s common knowledge.
My dad was a high school and college coach, and in my house my dad muted sideline reporters because he wasn’t interested in what they had to say.
The sexist comments are simply the low hanging fruit for any critic of a woman on TV. ‘I don’t know what to do with my dislike for this woman so let me just tell her to get in the kitchen.’ Well I love the kitchen, that’s where all the food is.
Knowing and being secure in yourself keeps you from being held hostage by the approval of others.
I didn’t have cable growing up. I never saw ESPN or GameDay.
I got some big breaks early on, and the attitude around it was always ‘You’re just lucky to be here.’ No one came out and said that, but that was the clear message. And I felt that way.
I really enjoy hosting, not necessarily because it provides more airtime, but because it allows me to be a part of more substantive discussions.
Like any woman in the public eye, I get a considerable number of sexist/misogynistic tweets from people.
Growing up in a sports household where my dad was a coach, I never had to fake my knowledge.
What I’d always liked about Art Briles before is he seemed like a straight shooter, in all my time with him. I respected that.
I was always the sideline reporter or something similar to that – which is essentially, but this isn’t always true, the ‘woman’s job.’
I’m of the opinion that fans are often best served by broadcasters who have the best relationships with the people they are talking about.
We were wearing jeans and t-shirts, and we just decided to drive to the courthouse and get married. We went to Arby’s and had lunch – that’s always been like one of my favorite places – so we decided to celebrate our holy matrimony with some roast beef.
One of the things I have learned is some of the most judgmental people have been other moms, and there have also been a ton of moms who have been very supportive and encouraging.
Charles Barkley is always a good interview because he’s honest.
Look, the term ‘high-profile relationship’ for us is laughable because we are probably the biggest scrubs when it comes to the way we live our lives.
At the end of the day, I thought to myself, ‘What do I want to be doing?’ And yes, I want to be a part of this industry and in sports broadcasting, but more than anything else I want to be a great mom – the best mom I can be.
Within the industry, and maybe people don’t want to hear this, but everyone has a conflict of interest. It’s a relationship-based industry. There are people we like and don’t like.
Sideline reporting was a great way to be a part of the game and develop relationships, but it’s no big secret that it’s relatively limiting.
It’s scary to criticize Beyonce in this country. People take their Beyonce very seriously.
I know many women in this industry have to deal with men who are belittling, unsupportive or even inappropriate.