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  1. Ranking Lovie's salary among coaches

    Kevin Seifert

    As we catch up on this week's news and events after some rare May travel, it's worth pointing out Forbes Magazine's annual rankings of the highest-paid coaches in professional sports. The top 10 includes eight NFL coaches and two from the NBA. One...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  2. Chris Kluwe: Ban Jonathan Vilma for life

    Kevin Seifert

    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has never been afraid to speak his mind, and on Thursday he went on ESPN 1500 radio in the Twin Cities and called for a lifetime ban of New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma. According to the NFL, Vilma ...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  3. Vikings fans: 'Nothing will ever be enough'

    Kevin Seifert

    From the beginning, Minnesota Vikings fans have taken the NFL's bounty investigation personally. The league, after all, found that the New Orleans Saints had given players a financial incentive to knock quarterback Brett Favre out of the 2009 NFC Cha...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  4. Examining the tape of Saints-Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier Friday, we noted an email New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton received from marketing agent Mike Ornstein that offered a $10,000 bounty for knocking Green Bay Packers quarterback out of the teams' season-opening game in 2011. I invited you t...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  5. Did Saints target Aaron Rodgers in Week 1?

    Kevin Seifert

    In the week since the NFL revealed the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program for knocking out opposing players, the 2009 NFC Championship Game has received the vast amount of attention. The beating Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre ab...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  6. 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
  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. Have at It: Schwartz or McCarthy for COY?

    Kevin Seifert

    When ESPN.com assigned 2011 preseason predictions last summer, I chose the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North and Super Bowl XLVI, the Detroit Lions to clinch a wild-card playoff berth and Jim Schwartz as the NFL's coach of the year. I now pla...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  9. Dirty Laundry: Charles Woodson's punch

    Kevin Seifert

    The protest started almost immediately Thursday night after officials caught Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson punching New Orleans Saints tight end David Thomas. Saints coach Sean Payton called for Woodson to be ejected. So did NBC analys...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  10. Rapid Reaction: Packers 42, Saints 34

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few immediate thoughts after the Green Bay Packers' 42-34 victory in Thursday night's kickoff game against the New Orleans Saints: What it means: The Packers scored touchdowns on four of their first five possessions, and held ...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  11. Have at It: Give us the Seahawks (or Saints)!

    Kevin Seifert

    Wow. If nothing else, this week's "Have at It" produced a preview of the, er, heightened tensions we could face in two weeks if the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears meet in the NFC Championship Game. We started by discussing options for the Bears'...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  12. Minnesota's offense needs work -- now

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- For followers of the Minnesota Vikings, Thursday night was a litmus test. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you see potential and get excited? Or do you see too many loose ends and wonder if the magic is gone? That's the fence ...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  13. Favre on a Saints beatdown: 'It's football'

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- We won't have the X-Files scandal to keep our attention over the next week, so we're moving on to Plan B: The aggressiveness with which the New Orleans Saints will come after Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in Thursda...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  14. The final word on X-Files (?)

    Kevin Seifert

    A couple notes of interest to close out the week: By all accounts, the X-Files Twitter exchange between New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper and Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is over. My NFC South colleague Pat Yasinskas has de...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  15. How I See It: NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    Falling Offended NFL coaches: A number of NFL coaches, including Minnesota's Brad Childress and New Orleans' Sean Payton, expressed objections to the process by which owners approved an overtime rule change at the recently concluded owners meeting...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  16. Black and Blue all over: Lions active

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit was the NFC North's most active team from a personnel perspective in 2009, literally signing dozens of veteran free agents and working out many more. It appears the Lions are picking up where they left off. The team signed running back DeD...

    Blog | February 10, 2010