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  1. HOF: Cris Carter's 'letter' of thanks

    Kevin Seifert

    Cris Carter's enshrinement speech Saturday night at the Pro Football Hall of Fame was 100 percent Cris Carter -- complete with tears, near-gospel tones and frank admissions about his life's shortcomings. He had earlier described it as a "letter" inte...

    Blog | August 04, 2013
  2. HOF: Dave Robinson tasted blood

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm not in Canton, Ohio, this evening, so I can't bring you a first-hand account of the two players with NFC North ties who are being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But I do want to bring you a highlight or two of the speeches from both...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  3. HOF: Dave Robinson's play vs. tight ends

    Kevin Seifert

    Dave Robinson laughs when NFL teams abandon linebacker coverage for tight ends and instead scour the country for big safeties and cornerbacks. Because of all his accomplishments, Robinson might be most proud of the work he did as a speedy linebacker ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. HOF: All Cris Carter did was ... play

    Kevin Seifert

    All Cris Carter did, as the legendary Chris Berman made famous, was catch touchdowns. There were 130 of them in all, a total that ranked second in NFL history when he retired in 2002. But behind the touchdowns, and at the root of the shoestring ca...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  5. 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 Mlive.com poi...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  6. Bud Grant: No. 15 all time on ESPN list

    Kevin Seifert

    Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant checks in at No. 15 on ESPN's countdown of the greatest coaches in NFL history. From the outside, Grant projected the tough, no-nonsense approach of a classic mid-century football coach. But what has ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  7. BBAO: Retire Brian Urlacher's No. 54?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Now that we've dissected Brian Urlacher's retirement and assessed his chances at enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we should ask the next question: Will the Bears retire his No. 54? That issue might b...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Chris Kluwe release: The role of advocacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's the key question to consider after the Minnesota Vikings made it official Monday and released punter Chris Kluwe: Would Kluwe be an ex-Viking today if he had never campaigned for gay rights, Hall of Fame candidacies and other issues? My inf...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  10. Duron Carter, son of Cris, heads to Vikings*

    Kevin Seifert

    Upon arriving in Minnesota in 1990, Cris Carter got his life together and directed toward a Hall of Fame career as an NFL receiver. In 2013, his son is hoping to do the same thing. Duron Carter, a receiver who spent time at four schools during a l...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 'Madden 25' cover revealed tonight

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is your friendly reminder that Wednesday is the final day of voting for the all-NFC North "Madden 25" cover contest. Will it be Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, representing the "Old School" bracket? Will it be Minnes...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  13. 'Madden 25:' Sanders, Peterson move on

    Kevin Seifert

    So in case you missed it Wednesday night, we learned there is now a 50 percent chance of an NFC North player adorning the "Madden" cover for a second consecutive year. Detroit Lions Hall of Fame tailback Barry Sanders and Minnesota Vikings tailbac...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Jason Hanson: 'Come to grips with kicking'

    Kevin Seifert

    In the days since place-kicker Jason Hanson announced his retirement from the Detroit Lions, I've received a steady stream of the same question: Will he be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Hanson, after all, finished his 21-year career wi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  16. Tears of joy for Cris Carter

    Kevin Seifert

    I should have bet the house Saturday night that Cris Carter would emerge from behind a curtain, sit down and bawl his way through a question-and-answer session about his inclusion in the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 14 years of cov...

    Blog | February 02, 2013