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  1. BBAO: 'Every play felt like a fourth down'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: This MMQB.com piece from retired NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels is notable in a number of ways, among them his revelation that teammate Brett Favre said he "choked" at the end of the 2009 NFC Championship Game betwee...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Will NFLPA 'protect' targeted players?

    Kevin Seifert

    In March, two Minnesota Vikings players -- punter Chris Kluwe and center John Sullivan -- called for the NFL to suspend New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for his role in the Saints' bounty program prior to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. A...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  3. Coincidence? Vikings release Remi Ayodele

    Kevin Seifert

    By now, we all know that the 2009 NFC Championship Game is one of the most visible examples of the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program. But there has been a secondary connection between the bounty story and the Minnesota Vikings: One of the...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  4. BBAO: Brady Poppinga sounds off

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A day after former New Orleans Saints defensive linemen Anthony Hargrove denied he was motivated by a bounty in the 2009 NFC Championship Game, a former Green Bay Packers linebacker has spoken out strongly against th...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  5. Ex-New Orleans Saints' Anthony Hargrove says hit on Brett Favre n...

    Kevin Seifert

    Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove released an extensive statement Thursday to address media reports about his role in the highly scrutinized 2009 NFC Championship Game between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  6. Mailbag: Legal action unlikely for bounty

    Kevin Seifert

    More than a few of you have been asking if anyone connected with the New Orleans Saints could face legal action as a result of the bounty program uncovered last week by the NFL. If the Minnesota Vikings can't get back the 2009 NFC Championship Game, ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  7. Saints' shots at Brett Favre were no secret

    Kevin Seifert

    Judging by your comments, some of you are neither surprised nor particularly upset to learn that the New Orleans Saints had a bounty on then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Over on our Facebook page, for e...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  8. Face it: Sidney Rice wanted out

    Kevin Seifert

    I wish I could put my finger on it. For more than a year, something has been off between the Minnesota Vikings and Sidney Rice. A frost began developing after the 2009 NFC Championship Game, during which Rice suffered a hip injury that eventually ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  9. 'Madden 12': Epicenter of Gamenity?*

    Kevin Seifert

    If the NFC Championship Game put us at the Epicenter of Humanity, where would an All-NFC North finals of the "Madden NFL 12" tournament leave us? You have a week to figure that one out. (I'm going with "Epicenter of Gamenity" for now.) The semifin...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  10. On Vince Young and the Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    With two of our teams set to play Sunday for the NFC Championship Game, our other two teams have gotten the short shrift in recent weeks. I received your ideas for coverage of the Detroit Lions via Twitter the other day, and fortunately we have an en...

    Blog | January 22, 2011
  11. Epicenter of Humanity: More audio!

    Kevin Seifert

    We almost exclusively discussed the NFC Championship Game during Thursday's visit to "The Reusse & Mackey Show" over on 1500 ESPN. We noted the Green Bay Packers' defense has been consistent throughout the entire season, fought off Mackey's weekl...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  12. Audio: Visiting with 1500 ESPN

    Kevin Seifert

    In this week's visit with "The Reusse & Mackey Show," we discussed the possibility of an all-NFC North matchup in the NFC Championship Game. We hit the Green Bay Packers' running game, the Chicago Bears' potential playoff pitfall and the state o...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  13. The Bears and the No. 1 seed

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you have asked if the Chicago Bears could earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and thus have home-field advantage through the NFC Championship Game. The answer, courtesy ESPN Stats & Information, is yes -- if six games over the next tw...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  14. Sharper: Childress is 'bitter' over loss

    Kevin Seifert

    We interrupt your back-to-school/work morning in order to make sure you saw the most interesting barb yet as the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints prepare for Thursday night's rematch of the NFC Championship Game. Saints safety Darren Sharp...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  15. Darren Sharper won't be targeting anyone

    Kevin Seifert

    I guess I can cross off "X-Files" from my list of story angles for next week's rematch of the NFC Championship Game. The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints are still scheduled to play Thursday night at the Superdome, but half of our offseason T...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  16. On the radar: Peterson's fumble issues

    Kevin Seifert

    A player, coach or issue that should be on your radar as training camp approaches. We're now four months removed from the NFC Championship Game, an event that announced to the world that Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson has a fumbling pr...

    Blog | May 27, 2010