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The Football Girl Podcast

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Finally, a podcast celebrating all the women who know and love football. TFG Managing Editor Melissa Jacobs talks to the most prominent female voices from all avenues of the NFL (with some men thrown in occasionally) and shares a weekly musing on the intersection of football, society and feminism.
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Melissa is joined by Yahoo Senior NFL Writer Kimberley Martin to dissect the atrocious reality that has befallen too many NFL organizations. In other words, which NFL organization is most embarrassing? Martin, who covered both the Jets and the team from Washington, breaks down the bottom feeding organizations in great details.Plus Kim and Melissa share the most important stories of the NFL's second half.Please support The Football Girl Podcast by leaving a good ratings and review: a question or comment about this episode, or want to give Melissa a tip for a one-hot wonder song appropriate for a third-grade to perform, please reach out on Twitter:
In this quick-ish primer, Melissa Jacobs serves as your NFL concierge through the twisty schedule that makes up Week 9. From Pats-Ravens to Washington-Bills, Melissa lets you know which games are worth watching on a scale on 1-10 Romos. She also makes picks for each game which are absolutely positively correct! Please join the convo and share your Week 9 picks with Melissa by reaching out on Twitter: please support The Football Girl Podcast by leaving a good rating and review on Apple Podcasts:
Melissa is joined by 670 Chicago host and noted activist Julie DiCaro to discuss the Brandon Taubman incident in Houston and examine the misogyny that permeates front office culture. DiCaro also discusses why the Chicago Bears have gone south this season. Melissa runs through the Watchability Index for Week 8 (spoiler: enjoy your Monday night) and explains the rise of trade activity in this week’s Three Minute Drill.Please support the TFG Pod by leaving a good rating and if you’re feeling extra generous, a good review. Thank you.
Melissa is joined by ESPN Vikings Reporter Courtney Cronin who takes us inside a team that while 4-2 team isn't sold on Kirk Cousins. Courtney explains that calm for now marriage between Cousins and his WRs (Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs), changing that might be brewing on defense and how the excellent NFC North should be a higher profile national storyline.Courtney also describes the intricacies of being on an NFL beat and takes us inside a happy hour for women in football she hosted at the NFL combine. Melissa's Three Minute Drill focuses on some extra silly aspects of the NFL's uniform/apparel rules.Please support The Football Girl Podcast with a good rating and/.pr review: be sure to check out the other shows on The Football Girl Network...Football Date Night: Melissa and her husband Dave uniquely dissect all the NFL action every Sunday night on Fantasy: Elite fantasy ranker Pat Fitzmaurice offers advice and engages in compelling conversations with fantasy football's best experts
In this inaugural bonus segment, Melissa rates the watchability of each Week 6 game on a scale of Romos. We hate to play spoiler but Washington-Miami is not recommended viewing.Melissa also makes picks for each game, which are guaranteed winners. Please support The Football Girl Podcast by leaving us a good rating/review on Apple Podcasts:
In this episode, Melissa is joined by Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area to dissect the 3-0 49ers and look ahead to the rest of the season. A team insider, Chan surveys the injury situation, explains the greatness of the defensive line, plus Richard Sherman's resurgence and whether the 49ers would consider a trade for Jalen Ramsey and/or Trent Williams. Plus, Jenn and Melissa take questions from listeners! Melissa opens the show by discussing the turmoil at one of Sports Illustrated, where the possibility of mass layoffs threaten one of the most prestigious brands in publishing history. For the first time in a public setting, Melissa shares the details and aftermath of her own experienced being laid off from SI. Please support The Football Girl pod by subscribing and leaving a good rating/review on Apple Podcasts:
This week, Melissa is joined by Jane McManus, Marist’s Director of Sports Communication and columnist for the New York Daily News to take a bird’s eye view to the Antonio Brown saga. From the league’s role in mental health to accountability of Bill Belichick to the effectiveness of the DV policy, this robust conversation touches on several important aspects of this story.Also in this episode: Melissa crows about the 3-0 49ers and applauds Baker Mayfield for his response to hot take TV. Our Three Minute Drill this week spotlights the role of a nickelback and why the position has gained more prominence in recent years. And Melissa Please subscribe to the TFG Pod, and don’t forget to rate and review on Apple Podcasts! Melissa on Twitter:
Daniel Jones. Mason Rudolph. Luke Falk. What is happening. Melissa is joined by Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB to try and make sense of it all. (8:30)Jenny and Melissa hop around all the QBi news including if now was the right time for Eli Manning's benching, whether Cam Newton's Panthers' career is winding down, Mason Rudolph's big opportunity, and the shame of no one giving Colin Kaepernick a look.Speaking of Kaepernick, our Three Minute Drill this week is dedicated to setting the record straight on the fact that Kap has not received a legitimate offer from any team. (46:30)Please support our show with a good rating (and review!) on Apple Podcasts:
Melissa is joined by NFL Network’s Jane Slater who covers the Cowboys and takes us deep into the locker room and culture of a team set up for a deep playoff run. (3:30 mark) Turns out Jerry Jones is not quite as Logan Roy as he used to be! Then the convo turns to Jane’s career and how she overcame many obstacles and doubters to rise to her current role. (26:54 mark) Included in the conversation: -How being both a grocery store cashier and a hard news journalist prepped her for her current role-Vulnerability in this profession and why she was eyeing a real estate agent license last year-The importance of women supporting and mentoring other women-How NFL reporting has become a better space for womenPlease subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:, be sure to check out and subscribe to Football Date Night, the Sunday night where Melissa is joined by her husband after every SNF game for a recap of the day’s action with a lot of interwoven sass and some marital bliss. Poster Burner: Turn any photo into a beautiful movie-sized poster for under $20, plus TFG Pod listeners get an additional 10% off by using
Good riddance, preseason! The NFL season is really here and Melissa begins this season preview episode by disclosing her division winners, the Super Bowl Champion and a wild prediction for Tom Brady. Then...Melissa welcomes not one but THREE special guests to field some burning questions on a few teams she finds particularly intriguing.Cleveland Browns (19:41): Doug Lesmerises of on whether the Browns are as good as advertised, issues on the offensive line and why fantasy answers are right to fawn over Nick Chubb.Los Angeles Rams (31:40): Lindsey Thiry of ESPN on the Rams running back situation, pressure on Sean McVay to keep his playbook fresh and why the defense should be improved.Kansas City Chiefs (42:55): Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star on whether Patrick Mahomes can turn in a repeat perforce, how Tyreek Hill's return has helped Mecole Hardman and lingering concerns about the defense. Please support The Football Girl Podcast by leaving a good rating and review on Apple Podcasts: a simple photo into a gorgeous movie-sized poster from Poster Burner. For a limited time, TFG Pod listeners get an extra 10% off. Go to:
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