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  1. Vince Lombardi: No. 1 all time on ESPN list

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm sure plenty of you noted that ESPN.com planned to announce the greatest coach in NFL history on the same day that marks the 100th anniversary of Green Bay Packers legend Vince Lombardi. No, that was not a coincidence. Lombardi finished atop th...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  2. George Halas: No. 4 all time on ESPN list

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's ranking of the top 20 NFL coaches didn't turn out to be a battle between Vince Lombardi and George Halas, after all. The cross-platform 22-person committee placed Halas No. 4 overall, meaning it deemed Lombardi and two other yet-to-be-n...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  3. 'Lombardi's Legacy' special airs Thursday

    Kevin Seifert

    We made the turn over the weekend, and now ESPN.com has entered the top half of ranking the top 20 coaches in NFL history. I don't think I'm giving anything away by promising that at least two more coaches with NFC North roots -- the Chicago Bears' G...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  4. Another vote for George Halas in rankings

    Kevin Seifert

    I've taken the liberty of applying an NFC North-centric focus to ESPN's cross-platform ranking of the top 20 coaches in NFL history, positioning it as a battle between George Halas (Chicago Bears) and Vince Lombardi (Green Bay Packers). Three members...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  5. Vince Lombardi, George Halas and rankings

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might have noticed, ESPN and ESPN.com will begin counting down the top 20 coaches in NFL history later this week. Trey Wingo provides the basic parameters in the video, and from an NFC North perspective, this list is going to boil down to wher...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  6. Vince Lombardi: 'Champion of gay athletes'

    Kevin Seifert

    This week began with NBA player Jason Collins rocking the sports world by announcing he is gay and continued with the unlikely entrance of former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler into the issue. Now let me pass along Ian O'Connor's well-repor...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  7. Dave Robinson: More Lombardi-era HOFers

    Kevin Seifert

    It's easy to get lost in the shuffle when you played during the golden age of the NFL's most celebrated franchise. Dave Robinson was an elite playmaking linebacker on some of Vince Lombardi's best Green Bay Packers teams, but it took 38 years after h...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  8. ESPYS: Jim Valvano channeled Lombardi

    Kevin Seifert

    On what is traditionally the slowest sports day of the year, please indulge me for a post that has some NFC North relevance but is mostly a life lesson. In a forgotten portion of his famous 1993 ESPYS speech, Jim Valvano told how he leaned on the ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  9. NFL Any Era: John Randle speaks

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know by now, ESPN.com is unveiling its 20-member "Any Era" team this week. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was among the first four players named, as we noted earlier Monday. A number of Hall of Famers made the trip to ESPN hea...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  10. Thanksgiving Feast: 1962 grudge match

    Kevin Seifert

    The buildup to our NFC North Thanksgiving Feast is going to short, intense and full of distractions. This week would have been busy even without Thursday's matchup between the 10-0 Green Bay Packers and the 7-3 Detroit Lions, so as of this moment I'm...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  11. BBAO: Context for Vikings-AEG meeting

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A one-sentence note buried deep within a St. Paul Pioneer Press column caught some eyes around the NFL. Here's what the Pioneer Press' Charley Walters wrote earlier this week: "Spotted at the W Hotel in downtown Minn...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  12. BBAO: Fan maintains Lombardi gravesite

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've all experienced a resurgence of interest in former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi over the past year. He's been the subject of a Broadway play, an excellent HBO documentary and the trophy named in his h...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  13. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    After some time in the shop, the weekend mailbag is baaaaaaacckkkk. Typing that word reminds me of the way Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced his return from a concussion last season. (I'm baaaaaaacckkkk, he texted to ESPNMilwau...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  14. Flash Points: Franchise-turning events

    Kevin Seifert

    Examining the most crucial event in the history of every team in the division. The most important moment in Green Bay Packers history was nearly scuttled by an unlikely source. Shortly after Vince Lombardi accepted the Packers' job as head coach/g...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  15. Flash Points: Packers' defining moment

    Kevin Seifert

    What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Packers -- for better or worse? Give us your take and we'll give you our definitive moment on May 17. There might not be an NFL team with a richer history than the Green Bay Packers, a uniqu...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  16. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    After the NFL labor situation took a few unfortunate turns last week, let's once again check in with Vince Lombardi: "Once you have established the goals you want and the price you're willing to pay, you can ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pre...

    Blog | March 19, 2011