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  1. Never a bad time to talk football

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the most frequent questions I get from people goes something like this: "So what do you do in the offseason?" It's true the regular season runs from September to January, but I think we all recognize the NFL has become this country's first ...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  2. BBAO: Pro Bowl changes coming

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: On the morning of Super Bowl XLVI, someone finally got around to asking NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the quality of the Jan. 29 Pro Bowl, which Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers brought attention to...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  3. Video: 1985 Bears visit the White House

    Kevin Seifert

    Want to see President Obama host a second NFC North/Central team in three months at the White House? Check out the highlights of the 1985 Chicago Bears' visit Friday afternoon....

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  4. BBAO: 1985 Bears heading to White House

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For the second time in three months, an NFC North team will be honored at the White House. The Green Bay Packers visited President Obama in August to celebrate their victory in Super Bowl XLV. And Friday, the 1985...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  5. Obama clarifies: Rodgers as Cutler's No. 2

    Kevin Seifert

    Now I know why I prefer sports over politics. Earlier Friday, President Barack Obama jokingly suggested his Chicago Bears should acquire Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. But it appears Obama wasn't willing to stand on what seemed like ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  6. Obama: Can Bears have Aaron Rodgers?

    Kevin Seifert

    Before Friday, I had never had the remote inclination to watch a championship team's visit to the White House. So while I have no context for comparison, the Green Bay Packers' visit Friday afternoon was fun and particularly interesting for its NFC N...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  7. White House on three!

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers will make a brief detour on the way to their Aug. 13 preseason opener in Cleveland. Yes, they'll make a long-awaited visit to the White House on Aug. 12 to celebrate their Super Bowl XLV championship with President Barack Oba...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  8. BBAO: Free-agent rules evolving

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It's already clear that NFL team executives will need their heads on a swivel during this unprecedented transition from the lockout. Here's an example: Monday afternoon, the NFL announced that teams would be eligi...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  9. Mike McCarthy skeptical of 18-game season

    Kevin Seifert

    We cynics have long assumed that player opposition to a proposed 18-game regular season is based as much on finances as it is on health and safety issues. So I thought it was interesting Wednesday to hear Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's view ...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  10. XLV: Charles Woodson emerges as leader

    Kevin Seifert

    Moments after the Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC Championship Game last Sunday, it was time for someone to step forward and provide some postgame words in the locker room. The identity of that person was revealing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  11. BBAO: Remembering Super Bowl XX

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Bears' triumph in Super Bowl XX. To commemorate the event, produced a really cool "Moment in Time" feature that broke down one that game's most famous pla...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  12. XLV: Obama says Bears will get revenge

    Kevin Seifert

    You don't get to be President of the United States by rolling over at the first sign of adversity. So I guess we shouldn't be surprised that President Barack Obama -- a noted Chicago Bears fan -- had some tough talk for Green Bay Packers fans as he a...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  13. Epicenter of Humanity: Obama prediction

    Kevin Seifert

    Perhaps President Barack Obama doesn't need to attend Sunday's NFC Championship Game after all. It appears he has already learned the final score. Full security clearance can do that for a guy. The Chicago Tribune reports Obama has predicted...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  14. Epicenter of Humanity: Obama watching

    Kevin Seifert

    As you've probably heard by now, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he plans to attend Super Bowl XLV if his hometown Chicago Bears are playing in it. According to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, Obama would be the first sitting president to watch a...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  15. Black and Blue all over: Politically speaking

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Thursday was a busy day by the NFL's standards in July, and hopefully we can catch up here on Friday. We had a major contract extension, the signing of a draft pick, another installment of the Brett Favre sa...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  16. The worldly side of Lovie Smith

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert While the rest of us are munching frozen dinners and bonbons, Chicago coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Jay Cutler are scheduled to attend a dinner party Thursday night for President Barack Obama at the Chicago-...

    Blog | July 23, 2009