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  1. BBAO: Vikings a 'model' franchise

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Minnesota Vikings have a traditional leadership structure, a new stadium under development and an ownership group that is committed to the long term. In the estimation of Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan, they a...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  2. 'Dear Aaron --'

    Kevin Seifert

    This is really one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. As part of its Kids in Sports issue, ESPN The Magazine asked 12 stars to write letters of advice to themselves as younger athletes. Some of them submitted handwritten notes, including ...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  3. Vikings: 2013 and done for Jared Allen?

    Kevin Seifert

    To this point of the offseason, the Minnesota Vikings have elected to carry untouched the largest salary-cap hit for a non-quarterback in the NFL. Despite his cap charge of $17.063 million, defensive end Jared Allen told the Star Tribune recently tha...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  4. Sharrif Floyd slide: Arm length? Sacks?

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In their final mock drafts of 2013, ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay each projected Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to go No. 3 overall to the Oakland Raiders. Kiper and McShay were not alone. Floyd was roundl...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  5. What keeps Mike McCarthy busy

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- We all know what the Green Bay Packers are not doing this offseason. You've reminded me on a daily basis: They're not signing free agents. They're not keeping their own free agents. They're not re-signing any of the stars whose contracts w...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  6. BBAO: Bears lose Nick Roach to Raiders

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We have more overnight news in the NFC North's free agency frenzy. Former Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders, leaving the Bears without a versatile player who has been a star...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  7. Mulling the Lions' risk tolerance in 2013

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's cyclical intent is never more apparent than draft time, when the worst teams from the previous season line up to select the best players entering the league. It is a time of renewed hope and realistic dreams for a better tomorrow. For the D...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  8. BBAO: Adrian Peterson's next goal

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012, the second-most in NFL history for a single season. So what number does he have in mind for 2013? How about a cool 2,500? "If you reach for the stars and fall sho...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  9. BBAO: 'The People's Stadium' fight begins

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. There's nothing like a long weekend in January to offer unfettered snow shoveling time and a deadline-free Pro Bowl watching environment. While we were gone, Richard Meryhew of the Star Tribune publi...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  10. Caption this: Clay Matthews' sack dance

    Kevin Seifert

    My instinct was to consider it an homage to some pro wrestler. "Ravishing" Rick Rude? Val Venis? I'm not sure. Others, including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wondered if it was a nod to "Dancing with the Stars" judge Bruno Tonioli. ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  11. Adrian Peterson: Best ACL recovery ever?

    Kevin Seifert

    Six years ago, I spent some time with Adrian Peterson while working on a profile for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Our conversation turned to his career goals, and a relatively lighthearted conversation grew serious. If he were an actor, I would g...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  12. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Star tailback matchup? There was a time when a game featuring Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson would have spurred a week's worth of storylines about who deserved the title of the NFL's best running back. At...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  13. Giving Twitter star T.J. Lang the final word

    Kevin Seifert

    Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang started off the Twitter reaction to Monday night's debacle at CenturyLink Field, so we might as well let him wrap it up as well. Here was Lang's reaction Thursday morning to news that the NFL had ended the lockout of...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  14. ESPYS: Nice shorts, Greg Jennings

    Kevin Seifert

    Monday night was the Home Run Derby. Tuesday night was the All-Star Game. That makes Wednesday night ESPY time. Yes, the annual awards show is set to air at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Based on Twitter, a number of NFC North players are planning to a...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  15. Driver: 'Now the focus goes back to football'

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hours after claiming the prestigious "Mirror Ball" as the champion of "Dancing with the Stars," Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver flew across the country to appear on ABC's "Good Morning America." He also hammered out an exclusive blog ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  16. Donald Driver adds 'DWTS' to Titletown lore

    Kevin Seifert

    I won't try to break down the reasons why Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver won the prestigious "Mirror Ball" trophy Tuesday night as the champion of the reality show "Dancing with the Stars." No point in that. What I will say is that watch...

    Blog | May 22, 2012