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Sunday Slant: Natural-born leader?

Christian Ponder (Mike Ehrmann/Getty)

Christian Ponder continues to tilt the court of public opinion in his favor with his off-the-field moves. The real test will come when the season starts, but for now he's doing all he can to win over teammates and Vikings fans.

Vikings fans can only hope that Christian Ponder's on-field acumen is as good as his early off-the-field activities. Ponder's natural feel for relating to people seems to be turning doubters and detractors into believers about the possibilities. Oftentimes, that's the way it works with the initial unknowns – the more you find out, the more you just might like. With the assumption that Cam Newton... Recommended Stories