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  1. BBAO: It's Ashlee Palmer in a runaway

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For much of the offseason and early summer, I assumed that if the Detroit Lions' competition at strongside linebacker was close, it would go to one of the second-year players -- Travis Lewis or Tahir Whitehead -- who...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  2. BBAO: Lions payroll vs. franchise value

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Forbes Magazine recently used its 2012 valuations of NFL teams to rank them among the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises. All four NFC North teams made the cut, and it's worth noting our lowest-valued team re...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. 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
  4. BBAO: Evan Rodriguez apologizes

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Friday, I wondered if a second offseason arrest for tight end Evan Rodriguez would end his tenure with the Chicago Bears. Based on a statement released by the team Sunday afternoon, it appears that no immediate actio...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  5. BBAO: Lions claim QB Thaddeus Lewis

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The arrival of a new quarterback always generates offseason buzz, even if it's to a team such as the Detroit Lions -- whose starter and backup appear firmly in place. Just the same, the Lions claimed former Cleveland...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  6. Healing needed for Bears, Brian Urlacher?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent a good part of this week discussing feuds of varying degrees, from the dissipating animosity between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers to the now-healed relationship between Mike Ditka and the Chicago Bears. Those situations h...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  7. Ditka credits George McCaskey for peace

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Ditka's final season as a player for the Chicago Bears was in 1966. His last season as their coach was 1992. So why did it take 47 years after his departure as a player, and 21 years after his final season as the coach, to retire the number of o...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  8. BBAO: Bears to retire Da Number 89

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday, we broached the topic of whether the Chicago Bears would retire the number of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. As it turns out, the team is dealing with a backlog on that issue. Almost a half-century af...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  9. BBAO: Bears complete draft signings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We're down to five unsigned draft choices here in the NFC North after the Chicago Bears wrapped up contracts for their 2013 class over the weekend. First-round draft pick Kyle Long agreed to terms on a four-year deal...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  10. BBAO: Percy Harvin 'coexists peacefully'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin will be back at the team's facility for at least one day soon to conduct his exit interview and physical. In speaking to reporters Tuesday, coach Leslie Frazier continued to do...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  11. ESPN: Mike Ditka released from hospital

    Kevin Seifert

    DETROIT -- As we await kickoff here at Ford Field, I just want to pass along some great news: Former Chicago Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka has been released from the hospital. Ditka suffered a minor stroke Friday and is not appearin...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  12. Saturday update: Drayton Florence ready

    Kevin Seifert

    A few Saturday afternoon updates before starting the trek to Detroit: The Detroit Lions have activated cornerback Drayton Florence from short-term injured reserve and created a roster spot by placing safety Amari Spievey (concussion) on injured r...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  13. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: History rules: The Green Bay Packers have won 12 of their past 13 games against the Detroit Lions and 14 of their past 16, dating to the start of the 2004 season. Their most recent loss came in 2010, a game...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  14. BBAO: A new Lovie Smith

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Something is different about the Chicago Bears this season, and it's not just their potential for an explosive offense. As Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune writes, coach Lovie Smith is physically rejuvenated, having...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  15. NFL Any Era: Aaron Rodgers

    Kevin Seifert

    In four seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers has missed two starts. One was the result of a concussion, and the other a coaching decision in Week 17 of 2011. Otherwise, Rodgers has started 62 of a possible 64 games, w...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  16. NFL Any Era: Jared Allen

    Kevin Seifert

    Jared Allen's eyes lit up last month upon learning that 20 Hall of Fame players had named him to ESPN.com's Any Era team, comprised of current players whose skills and mentality would have made them a success at any point in football history. "Wow...

    Blog | January 24, 2012