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"Ponder's wedding will be the first without a reception" [TOP 10 TWEETS]

At the start of the season, Ponder said football was his girlfriend. For better or worse, things changed in a hurry.
At the start of the season, Ponder said football was his girlfriend. For better or worse, things changed in a hurry.

Yesterday's late-breaking news that Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele are engaged turned Twitter into a forum for Twin Cities media personalities to do their best comedian impressions just in time for happy hour.

FROM SEPTEMBER: Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian Ponder about his bereft love life

The possibilities for jokes are endless! Here's the Vikings struggling quarterback -- one who has been remarkably open about his dating life in the past -- popping the question to a smokin' ESPN sideline reporter after just a couple months of dating. It's comedic gold, and thankfully, some folks were up to the task of doing some late-afternoon mining.

First, here's the unquestioned best tweet about the Ponder-Steele engagement:

As of yesterday evening, it had been retweed almost 500 times. We always love that one!

And here's the best of the rest in top 10 form:

10. Dan Barreiro offered this up on Monday, a day before news of the engagement broke. Perhaps Ponder can schedule his wedding for this Sunday at noon?


9. You have to know a thing or two about football to get this one...


8. KFAN's Paul Allen is as plugged in to the Vikings as it gets, so he was definitely trying to drop a hint when he offered up this plug for his interview with the Vikes QB yesterday morning:


7. The award for Meanest Ponder-Steele Engagement Tweet goes to ESPN 1500's Dana Wessel:


6. The Pioneer Press' Brian Murphy offered up this quintessential example of #HumbleBrag:

 
5. The only non-media personality to make the list speculates on Christian's motives in humorous fashion:


4. Engagement is a two-way street...


3. Who says football can't teach you life lessons?


2. How will Steele feel about marrying an Arena Leaguer?


1. Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love don't have rings on their fingers... yet....


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