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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Hall of Fame wait over for Cris Carter

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might have heard, three of the four Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists with NFC North ties were elected Saturday to the class of 2013. Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter and senior nominees Dave Robinson (Green Bay Packers) and Curley Cul...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  9. Hall of Fame: More NFC North love?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee has included a player with NFC North ties in every class dating back to the inception of this blog. We had Minnesota Vikings guard Randall McDaniel in 2009. In 2010, Vikings defensive lineman John ...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. Cris Carter's 'Touchdown hands'

    Kevin Seifert

    Former Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter is among the 15 finalists for the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At some point, voters will relieve the three-way logjam at receiver between Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed. Will it be this...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  11. Packers watch as Colin Kaepernick runs by

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The way I see it, we have three options at the moment. We can start molding Colin Kaepernick's bust for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We can run Dom Capers out of town. Or maybe we should consider both. Kaepernick's historic outi...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  12. 2013 Hall of Fame finalists: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    There are four NFC North connections among the 15 finalists for the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, announced Friday morning, including both nominations from the Senior Committee. A quick glance: Receiver Cris Carter NFC North connec...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  13. Inside Slant: Colin Kaepernick for president

    Kevin Seifert

    As predicted, NFC West blogger Mike Sando consumed a good portion of this week's Inside Slant podcast advocating for Colin Kaepernick's immediate induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sigh. Seriously, our discussion centered around Kaeper...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  14. Chris Doleman makes the Hall of Fame

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC North will have one representative in the 2012 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Chris Doleman was elected Saturday during the annual meeting of the Hall of Fame's selection committee in Indianapol...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  15. Chris Doleman in HOF: Pass-rushers valued

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent plenty of time in recent days discussing the tough road for wide receivers making the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In the process, we ignored where the selection committee has turned its attention: pass-rushers. Not one receiver made the la...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  16. Setting the table for a busy Saturday

    Kevin Seifert

    Saturday should be busy and rewarding for those of us in the NFC North. At 5:30 p.m. ET, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will announce its class of 2012. Former Minnesota Vikings Cris Carter and Chris Doleman are among those on the ballot. So is Gre...

    Blog | February 04, 2012