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  1. Aaron Rodgers as Packers' elder statesman

    Kevin Seifert

    I focused Friday on how Aaron Rodgers handled questions about his support for disgraced baseball player Ryan Braun. During the same interview session, Rodgers also addressed the persistent offseason pokes he has received from former teammate and curr...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  2. Aaron Rodgers finds the right mix on Braun

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- I wasn't in attendance at Friday's media availability with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. From a distance, though, it appears Rodgers handled his once-vehement defense of now-disgraced baseball player Ryan Braun with a...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Braun puts Aaron Rodgers in tough spot

    Kevin Seifert

    When Major League Baseball announced Ryan Braun's season-ending suspension Monday, the first person I thought of was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It was Rodgers, after all, who in December 2011 offered a credible and passionate defens...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  4. Gruden Camp: Brandon Weeden

    Kevin Seifert

    We continue our review of Jon Gruden's QB Camp with Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden, who spent five years playing minor league baseball and thus enters the draft at age 28. In this clip of his session with Gruden, Weeden sold himself as someone who f...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  5. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    This is supposed to be quiet time in the NFL, when teams hunker down to prepare for the draft while its cast their gaze (temporarily) toward the Final Four, the looming NBA playoffs and the start of the baseball season. So naturally we spent the past...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  6. Aaron Rodgers celebrates Braun ruling

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- In December, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers issued a passionate defense of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, a close friend whom Major League Baseball had suspended 50 games for violating the game's substance-abuse...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  7. Rodgers supports Ryan Braun '100 percent'

    Kevin Seifert

    Depending on who you talk to, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the favorite to win the NFL's 2011 MVP award. As it turns out, Rodgers is close friends with the reigning MVP of baseball's National League. And so on Tuesday, it was intere...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  8. RodgersWatch: Anatomy of an interception

    Kevin Seifert

    I was a baseball beat writer many ages ago and, recently, I was reminded of a story that applies to a rare occurrence we saw last weekend in the NFC North. In a late 1990s game, then-Baltimore Orioles left fielder B.J. Surhoff came to bat with the...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  9. Christian Ponder: The Vikings' only choice

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- I've been using a baseball analogy for years to describe the Minnesota Vikings' increasingly desperate future at quarterback. After years of band-aid solutions and poorly conceived development plans, the time had come to take a...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. The value of momentum

    Kevin Seifert

    When someone mentions "Big Mo," I always think of a former baseball slugger. In football, however, it refers to another opaque entity: momentum. You're hearing that word bandied about regularly as we approach the NFL playoffs, perhaps in no divisi...

    Blog | December 31, 2009
  11. Lonely and not in love: The Vikings and the Dome

    Kevin Seifert

    Judy Griesedieck//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images What's next for the Vikings and the Metrodome? Posted by's Kevin Seifert Over on the baseball page of, Jim Caple commemorates the historic run of baseball's Twins...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  12. NFL sides with Vikings in Metrodome dispute

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Just to update our weekend discussion, it continues to seem highly unlikely that Minnesota and Green Bay will swap home games this season to accommodate a potential Oct. 5 baseball playoff game at the Metrodome ...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  13. Not feeling a Vikings-Packers swap

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert DETROIT -- I guess stranger things have happened, but I haven't been able to find anyone who can corroborate Major League Baseball's claims that Minnesota and Green Bay might swap home games to accommodate a pote...

    Blog | September 20, 2009
  14. Stafford on baseball and basketball

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert No huge revelations here, but Matthew Stafford's recent media blitz offers some insight into his personality and demeanor. In this appearance on ESPN's First Take, Stafford suggests he could throw a base...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  15. Vikings schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Breakdown: The Vikings will open with two road games for the first time since 1997, thanks to Major League Baseball scheduling the Twins to play at the Metrodome on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. The Twins will move out...

    Blog | April 14, 2009
  16. A few tweaks as Chicago returns to the field

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert As they prepare for their mandatory mini-camp to open Tuesday, the Chicago Bears announced a series of inside-baseball news items on their Web site. Here's a run-down with a few comments from yours truly: ...

    Blog | March 16, 2009