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Thursday, July 12, 2012
BBAO: Rodgers, Stafford win ESPYS

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Hopefully Thursday morning's routine change didn't throw you off your game. My request last month for feedback made clear that BBAO remains in high demand, but many of you weren't concerned if it was the first post of the day. I'll plan to continue early-morning BBAO posts on most days, but occasionally there will be exceptions.

None of that should damper or diminish a successful Wednesday night for the NFC North at the ESPYS. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFL Player of the Year, while Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford won the Best Comeback award.

Rodgers lost out to LeBron James for Male Athlete of the Year. Such is life.

Let's take a mid-morning spin around the division: