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  1. BBAO: Nick Fairley talking Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In 2007, Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna predicted the team would win more than 10 games. The Lions finished 7-9. Six years later, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is talking Super Bowl. Fairley stopped sho...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  2. Dreaming of the Eagles' home opener

    Kevin Seifert

    On Monday, we noted the possibility that the Green Bay Packers or Minnesota Vikings could open the season in the NFL's annual kickoff game at the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Here's another Week 1 quirk to consider, courtesy of NFC East c...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  3. Packers or Vikings for 2013 kickoff game?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl championship means they will host the NFL's annual kickoff game in early September. That means there is at least a chance that an NFC North team will be the opponent. For us, the 2013 schedule will include matchups...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  4. Career finale for Randy Moss, Matt Birk?

    Kevin Seifert

    Two weeks ago, we noted that one member of the Minnesota Vikings' 1998 draft class would be a first-time Super Bowl champion Sunday night. That player turned out to be center Matt Birk, whose Baltimore Ravens held on for a 34-31 victory over receiver...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  5. BBAO: Fresh start for Devin Hester?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The NFL's 2012 season concluded Sunday night with Super Bowl XLVII, although we in the NFC North have been on hiatus for a month already. Now, we all enter into the offseason mode of the kind of player movement that ...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  6. Leslie Frazier in 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

    Kevin Seifert

    Our friends over at Grantland.com put together a really cool oral history of the single greatest music video of all ... I mean, the Chicago Bears' 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle." There are all kinds of cool anecdotes and looks behind the scenes. I, for one,...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  7. Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had li...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  8. BBAO: Media day = Pile on Lions Day

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: One of the staples of Super Bowl media day is press gatherings with national television analysts. Most of them are former players who come armed with strong opinions on the league and its trends, and their job is to ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  9. Randy Moss or Matt Birk will win SB XLVII

    Kevin Seifert

    As the opponents in Super Bowl XLVII took shape Sunday, it wasn't difficult for an NFC North blogger to envision a long-ago time when one of the most prominent veterans on each team held polar corners of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room. In 1998...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  10. Road to the Superdome: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    So ESPN.com is hosting a series of videos known as the Mercedes-Benz Road to the Superdome. Each week, we are discussing one of the possible participants in Super Bowl XLVII, to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in about six weeks or so. I ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  11. BBAO: Vikings bid to host Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As promised, the Minnesota Vikings have submitted a bid to host the Super Bowl in their new stadium, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com. The facility, approved this spring, is scheduled to open for the 2016 ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  12. BBAO: Ford ownership of the Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: On Wednesday, Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. told fans at a season kickoff luncheon: "We're going to bring you a Super Bowl." Ford added: "When the Lions win the Super Bowl, this city will have a party lik...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  13. BBAO: Super Bowl 'a reality' for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Overt talk of the Super Bowl is on everyone's mind at the Chicago Bears' training camp, as we noted in our official Camp Confidential. Receiver Brandon Marshall mentioned it during Friday night's practice at Soldier ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  14. BBAO: No reason to push Urlacher deal

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Chicago Bears reported to training camp Tuesday with the best team they've had since the 2006 Super Bowl run. No one could rain on their parade, not even questions about a pending contract situation that no one s...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  15. Minnesota Vikings thinking ahead to Super Bowl host bid

    Kevin Seifert

    Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are plowing ahead with stadium planning and other tasks, one day after the Minnesota State Legislature approved funding for a $975 million new facility.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  16. Vikings cast wide net for defensive backs

    Kevin Seifert

    So the Minnesota Vikings issued a news release Friday to announce they had signed defensive back Nicholas Taylor, a rookie from Florida International. That's odd, I thought. Usually NFL teams can't sign rookies until after the draft. A Google s...

    Blog | March 16, 2012