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  1. BBAO: Calvin Johnson deserves better

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There has been much written and said about the relatively poor teams that Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders played for. What today's fans might not realize, as Anwar S. Richardson of poi...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  2. Calling Canton: Brian Urlacher's candidacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the Pro Football Hall of Fame's list of middle linebackers is a sobering experience. The position is well-represented, but almost all of the enshrinees -- Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert and Willie Lanier among them -- are drawn from a long-go...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  3. BBAO: Day 1 reviews

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good mid-morning. Things got wild Thursday night in the NFC North, which welcomed a 3-D glasses-wearing pass-rusher, the son of a Hall of Fame defensive end, a trio of new Minnesota Vikings and a total of four lineme...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  4. Barry Sanders: Lions are No. 2 in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Has the Chicago Bears' coaching transition paved the way for a Detroit Lions resurgence? Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders advanced that theory in this "First Take" video. "I certainly have a lot of hope for this year," Sanders said of the 2...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  5. Devin Hester's impact beyond 'specialist'

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears kick returner/receiver Devin Hester is 29. So it's reasonable to assume the actual debate on his candidacy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is at least 10 years -- and probably a few more touchdown returns -- away. Already, however, He...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  6. Richard Dent: Eighth round to Hall of Fame

    Kevin Seifert

    Former Chicago Bears defensive end Richard Dent will be inducted Saturday into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And over at, Melissa Isaacson offers a great read on how Dent rose from a skinny eighth-round draft choice to one of the bes...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  7. Tough decisions coming on Peterson, Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a good part of last week discussing the careers of the NFC North's top two tailbacks. We projected what the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson must do to reach the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and we debated the merits of Matt Forte's cross-pl...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  8. Hall of Fame game 'getting tight' for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We've been casting a skeptical eye since last week on the possibility of the Chicago Bears actually playing their Aug. 7 preseason opener in the annual Hall of Fame game. Wednesday, the NFL appeared ready to relent. League executive vice president...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  9. Lockout'11: Vikings face camp decision*

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted earlier Monday that the Chicago Bears should soon find out if they will open training camp later this week and/or play in the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game, as scheduled. The Minnesota Vikings are also facing a deadline, originally announced to b...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  10. BBAO: Prospects of Hall of Fame game

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Welcome back from what will probably be the NFL's last dark weekend for the next six months. Owners and players are hoping to reach a handshake agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement within the next 48 ho...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  11. Bears' Robbie Gould on preseason start

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday, Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte expressed hesitation about playing in the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game if the NFL lockout delays the start of training camp. Wednesday, we bring you stronger sentiment from Bears kicker Robbie Gould, who is a...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  12. HOF poll: Kevin Greene is most deserving

    Kevin Seifert

    SportsNation asked you/me/us to pick the most deserving Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate from a group of five former players who finished their careers with more than 100 sacks. The results were clear: At week's end, two-thirds of nearly 14,000...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  13. Calling Canton: Peppers, Allen and sacks

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series on NFC North players whose career trajectories put them on a path to consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. NFL teams value pass-rushing more than any skill outside of quarterbacking, and here in the NFC North we have...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  14. BBAO: Urlacher's return helps HOF chances

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Shortly after he suffered a season-ending wrist injury in 2009, we debated whether Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had done enough in his career to merit enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Our con...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  15. A tough day for the Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    A jarring sight awaited if you happened to land on the home page of the Chicago Bears' website Friday. At the far right was a video of former defensive end Richard Dent discussing his recent election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On the left w...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  16. Cris Carter again falls short

    Kevin Seifert

    DALLAS -- I wish I had an explanation for what many of you are already asking: What is keeping former Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? When Carter retired in 2002, he ranked second on the NFL's all-time ...

    Blog | February 05, 2011