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  1. Lions: Darius Slay gets a stadium lesson

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It appears that Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay has given us this year's Ryan Tannehill moment. As you might recall, Tannehill -- the Miami Dolphins' quarterback -- could not name the teams in the NFC North last summer wh...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Packers-Lions: Tough task for Lions' D

    Kevin Seifert

    Around here, we learned yet another lesson about the limits of conventional wisdom last week. Playing without leading receiver Percy Harvin, the Minnesota Vikings completed 75 percent of their passes and put up 221 passing yards in a 34-24 surprise o...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  3. ESPYS: Jim Valvano channeled Lombardi

    Kevin Seifert

    On what is traditionally the slowest sports day of the year, please indulge me for a post that has some NFC North relevance but is mostly a life lesson. In a forgotten portion of his famous 1993 ESPYS speech, Jim Valvano told how he leaned on the ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  4. Bears GM Phil Emery keeps us guessing

    Kevin Seifert

    One of these days, we'll learn our lesson about Phil Emery. All of us -- media members, fans and executives on other NFL teams -- need to stop acting as if they know what the Chicago Bears' new general manager is up to. Emery has now pulled two si...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  5. Kickoff'11: Packers prepare to be surprised

    Kevin Seifert

    There is a lesson to be learned from the last time the New Orleans Saints played in the NFL's kickoff game, and fortunately it happened right in front of our very own NFC North eyes. The Saints, as you might recall, entered last season's kickoff g...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  6. Handling the logistics of uncertainty

    Kevin Seifert

    There is a valuable intra-division lesson to be learned from the last NFL work stoppage, one that cost teams only one regular-season game but still directly impacted the eventual Super Bowl winner. In 1986, the New York Giants defeated an NFC East...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  7. Aaron Rodgers, meet Ellen DeGeneres

    Kevin Seifert

    You learn a new thing every day. Today's lesson: Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is the "celebrity crush" of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In the event you don't plan your day around "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the video below chroni...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  8. FieldTurf lessons for Bears, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    The season-ending injury to New York Giants receiver Domenik Hixon comes at an interesting time for two NFC North teams. The Minnesota Vikings' landlord is enmeshed in a lawsuit with the manufacturer of FieldTurf artificial surfaces, the same surf...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  9. Testing out Green Bay as a spring favorite

    Kevin Seifert

    Preseason predictions are a lot like flying lessons. You can practice and study and anticipate as much as you want while sitting in a simulator. The reality, however, is no one knows if you can fly a plane until you get up in the (real) air. That'...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  10. CBAWatch: Restricted free agents

    Kevin Seifert

    OK class, it's time for one of our final lessons in the new world of an uncapped NFL. Before the free-agent market opens Friday morning, each team must first address its entire list of restricted free agents in one of two basic ways: 1. Tendering ...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  11. A few (NFC North) lessons from XLIV

    Kevin Seifert

    AP Photo/Paul SancyaNFC North teams might be able to learn a few things from the Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints.Before we launch ourselves full-bore into the offseason, I think it makes sense to take a look back at Super Bowl XLIV to provide s...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  12. Will Peterson's mass affect his force?

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Lesson for everyone, including me: Read to the end of Pro Bowl wire stories. Leon Halip/US Presswire Running back Adrian Peterson plans to bulk up in the offseas...

    Blog | February 05, 2009
  13. Black and Blue all over: The offseason begins

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Welcome to the real start to the offseason: The day after Super Bowl. We still have the Pro Bowl next weekend, but that one doesn't count in the standings. For me, the lesson of Super Bowl XLIII for NFC Nort...

    Blog | February 02, 2009
  14. Black and Blue all over: Staying healthy edition

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert It's not too hard to cull the primary goal of all four NFC North teams in Thursday night's preseason finales: Stay healthy. Take this history lesson from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press: The last two...

    Blog | August 28, 2008
  15. Packers brass offers cultural reference lesson

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert If you're like us -- and by "us," I mean culturally deficient people like me -- you stumbled over the "Rubicon" reference in the statement released earlier today by Green Bay Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy, a Col...

    Blog | August 03, 2008
  16. Camp Confidential: Packers focused on blocking out distractions

    Kevin Seifert

    The Packers are one of the youngest teams in the NFL. And with the training camp drama surrounding Brett Favre and Ryan Grant, the team is getting a crash course in learning how to block out distractions, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2008