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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
BBAO: Twitter humor from Ponder, Gabbert

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

My AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky, who lords over the highly debated and increasingly powerful NFL Twindex, found some humor in a light-hearted Twitter exchange between Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and Blaine Gabbert of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

It started with Gabbert announcing he was headed to the Florida Keys for vacation and continued with Ponder ribbing him for not spending "26 hours out of each day studying the playbook." Gabbert asked Ponder if "u still on your Viking ship from Norway? Or wherever you come from," and Ponder responded that "at least my mascots didn't go from one cat to another..tigers and jags #prrrrrr oh so scaryyy..."

I re-tweeted Ponder's final shot -- "Going to throw and get better with #ChrisWeinke at #IMG while others (@BlaineGabbert) are frolicking in the Keys working on their tan" -- and a few of you wondered if he was serious. As Kuharsky pointed out, it was all in good fun. Hopefully both quarterbacks maintain their sense of humor once they get on the field.

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