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Sid Hartman: Ponder is the next Tarkenton

Good news: The Great Man, Sid Hartman, is canonizing Christian Ponder as the next Francis Tarkenton. Bad news: Sid predicts the Vikings are going Hollywood if there's no stadium solution.
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Good news: The Great Man, Sid Hartman, is canonizing Christian Ponder as the next Francis Tarkenton. Bad news: Sid predicts the Vikings are going Hollywood if there's no stadium solution.

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