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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.
 
Finally, a podcast celebrating all the women who know and love football. TFG Managing Editor Melissa Jacobs talks to the most prominent female voices in all aspects of the NFL and shares a weekly musing on the intersection of football, society and feminism.
 
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Melissa welcomes former NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino (13:16) who is the executive producer of 'Her Turf,' a documentary about three female officials. Dean chats about why the film subject is so important to him (14:58), other female officials in the NFL pipeline(34:08), why the new PI rule is potentially disastrous (38:07), what offici ...…
 
Melissa talks with ESPN's Sarah Spain about carving her unique multi-platform role at ESPN, her comedic beginnings, crushing social media trolls and the Bears' strange obsession with Cody Parkey.(4:52).To support the TFG Pod, please leave a good rating and review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-football-girl-podcast ...…
 
In this episode of The Football Girl Podcast, Melissa goes in depth with new Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust (10:59). 'Coach Lo' tells the incredible story that led to Bruce Arians offering her a full-time coaching gig (12:05), the importance of carrying the coach title with extreme expertise (22:25), the folding ...…
 
Melissa begins this episode of the TFG pod by questioning the Bears continued obsession with kicker Cody Parkey (5:58). Then Melissa welcomes Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star to discuss the troubling Tyreek Hill situation. (10:10). Brooke breaks down the latest and provides a glimpse into the Chiefs’ strategy (11:13). She also examines the ...…
 
A new NFL rookie class is about to be anointed and Yahoo NFL expert Liz Loza joins the pod to break it all down. Liz and Melissa share skepticism about the top QBs in the draft including Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (12:02), and Liz is in no way buying the Daniel Jones hype. (21:30) She sees Iowa TE TJ Hockensen as a possible breakout rookie ...…
 
Young, black and female NFL agent Nicole Lynn (who reps probable Top 5 pick Quinnen Williams) joins Melissa to discuss her unique journey and successes in the shark-infested waters of player representation. (12:35) Nicole shares her harrowing first experience trying to sign a player (23:55), illuminates her ultra competitive business (29:25)and ...…
 
Melissa opens the show by dissecting the week’s big NFL news – no not Andy Reid’s Hawaiian shirt, the expansion of instant reply! (5:47) Will it bring more integrity to the football? Melissa also points out a few of her favorite quotes from the head coaches breakfast.(10:06)Then…Tom Brady eats a mostly plant-based. Cam Newton gave up meat in Fe ...…
 
In this episode, which Melissa has been anticipating FOR MONTHS, 49ers Offensive Assistant Katie Sowers (6:06) joins for a wide-ranging conversation full of fascinating anecdotes from her unique journey and lessons learned about stereotypes that extend well beyond football.Katie opens up about coming out and the importance of authenticity (33:0 ...…
 
Melissa opens by sharing the story of Bruce Arians declaring he would create a full-time coaching position designated for a woman. She also explains why this position is needed.Then an emergency convo with Football Date Night's Dave on the Bears signing a kicker named Chris Blewitt. Melissa and Dave also share their favorite unfortunately named ...…
 
Melissa is back and in Indy straight from the hotel room of ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell who breaks down the most crucial aspect of the NFL combine - the medical evaluations. Bell explains the intricate process of a prospect's medical check including the various types of medical personnel in the room. Melissa and Stephania also relish the ...…
 
Melissa welcomes Deadspin Senior Editor Diana Moskovitz, a premier sports journalist on cases of assault and violence against women, to talk about how we should be covering these cases and whether it's possible for a player to truly reform when they're given a quick second chance like Kareem Hunt.Diana also explains the difference between assau ...…
 
Melissa opens by explaining why Super Bowl LIII was a bore despite the defensive mastery (4:34) + ponders the game's great mystery (Where the hell was Todd Gurley???). (9:45)Then Melissa welcomes 15-year-old Sam Gordon, the football phenom who appeared toward the end of the NFL 100 spot. Sam takes us behind the scenes of the shoot (17:49), what ...…
 
In the final, Super Bowl episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave close down the NFL season by recapping the Patriots’ 13-3 victory over the Rams and all the hoopla that surrounded it. Dave started by giving the unsung MVP award to Gisele because the one time CBS showed her in the broadcast clearly inspired him to (finally) throw a dece ...…
 
With the Super Bowl looming, Melissa chats in person with CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson who will man the Rams sideline for Super Bowl 53. Tracy shares fascinating stories of her past Super Bowls which include filling in on the broadcast when the lights went out in New Orleans (12:41) and conducting Peyton Manning's last interview as a pla ...…
 
On this (not so) special episode of Football Date Night, Dave and Melissa break down the Pro Bowl and the upcoming Super Bowl with the help of their special guest (and son), Cyrus. The duo began by addressing Roger Goodell’s deafening silence in the wake of the Saints-Rams officiating debacle (2:00). Dave drew a contrast to what Adam (don’t cal ...…
 
The Super Bowl is set and Melissa welcomes ESPN Rams Reporter Lindsey Thiry to dissect the team that may capture America's heart by default. (They're not the Patriots!) Thiry takes us inside the Rams locker room moments after the controversial win over the Saints. Sean McVay letting loose? (18:10) Check. Jared Goff showing off his dance moves? ...…
 
On this episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Date recounted the epic round of championship games and looked forward to the Super Bowl clash between the Rams and Patriots. Both were depressed that the Patriots took down the Chiefs, depriving the nation from seeing Patrick Mahomes on the biggest stage, but Melissa expressed some appreciati ...…
 
Melissa opens this episode by relishing in the offenses that are making up the NFL's final four (2:33). She also examines the deep emotional vitriol so many feel toward the New England Patriots. (14:17)Then Valerie Bertinelli, actress and Food Network host joins to talk about her Saints!(14:17). Bertinelli explains the origins of her Saints fan ...…
 
On this episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and a rejuvenated Dave break down the NFL divisional round and look forward to next week’s Championship games. Melissa began (1:00) by explaining what a brutal week when it was dealing with Dave as he mourned the Bears loss. Dave explained (3:30) how he recovered by enjoying the Eagles’ loss (and ...…
 
In the midst of the NFL playoffs, a familiar topic arose on social media: Why do all the female broadcasters in the NFL have to be young and attractive while the men have no rules? FOX Sports' Laura Okmin, a prominent post-40 NFL sideline reporter, dives deep into this topic (26:00) including how much she thinks about appearance (32:15), the ne ...…
 
Wild Card weekend has left Bears fan Dave very dejected. Dave explains why there is never solace when your team loses in the playoffs (4:30). Melissa attempts to pivot and dotes on the Chargers and explains how they are well positioned to take on the Patriots (11:30).Dave and Melissa somewhat disagree on whether Joe Flacco should have supplante ...…
 
On Monday, four black NFL head coaches were fired (Vance Joseph, Marvin Lewis, Todd Bowles and Steve Wilks), making five dismissed on the season after Hue Jackson was ousted earlier this season. Only two black head coaches remain. The Undefeated’s Jason Reid joins for a robust discussion on whether this shift is coincidental, how the NFL could ...…
 
The playoffs are set and Melissa and Dave agree it's the best overall lineup we've had in some time. Of course Dave is beaming about the Bears, but will that be the case in next week's show right after they face St. Nick and the surging Eagles?The couple also share their football resolutions which leads to a discussion about whether it's ok to ...…
 
Melissa and Dave spend this week’s playoff picture-focused date night jumping all over the NFL with just a week left in the regular season. They start by agreeing that Russell Wilson was in many ways Patrick Mahomes before Mahomes was in the league and ponder how potent the Seahawks will be in the playoffs. The duo then project what will happen ...…
 
This week Melissa is joined by Michelle Beisner-Buck, ESPN’s feature reporter for Monday Night Countdown. In this lively, wide-ranging conversation, Beisner-Buck talks everything from the emotional connections to her feature subjects to marrying her stalker (Joe Buck) to the process of IVF (which in her case allowed her to have her infant twins ...…
 
On the Week 15 episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave share holiday joy in their beloved teams (49ers and Bears) exercising their demons over hated division rivals (Seahawks and Packers). Dave particularly relishes in his Bears ascension to “Kings of the North,” with Mitch Trubisky “lighting” things up and looks to the 49ers to help t ...…
 
Most are calling it the Miracle in Miami but Don Banks from Patriots.com and The Athletic has coined it the Miami Meltdown. Don breaks down what went wrong for the Patriots, not only on the final play against the Dolphins but throughout the game. He also describes an anxious mood at Gillette and where No One Died ranks on the pantheon of Bill B ...…
 
Melissa and Dave are back and can’t stop talking about the Bears’ masterful performance over the Rams. They point out the weaknesses in the Rams (beyond playing in the cold), break down the Bears top-to-bottom defensive domination and contemplate whether or not 60-year-old Vic Fangio should be a high-end head coaching candidate. Turns out there ...…
 
With Melissa's voice on the mend, we offer a special edition of the TFG Pod, featuring a sampling from our incredible guest list offering their best advice. Whether you are an aspiring journalist or grappling with your own securities, there is something here for you.1:25 + 9:27: ANDREA KREMER Kremer chats about when she learned about the Hall o ...…
 
Melissa opens up this week’s episode with a fiery monologue on Reuben Foster signing with Washington, including how many chances troubled players should get in the league.Then Monday Night Football’s Lisa Salters, who is also a reporter for the NBA and E:60, joins for a robust, wide-ranging conversation that spans her career origins, getting MN ...…
 
On the Week 12 episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave begin by applauding the Browns super fan who committed to naming his kid “Baker” if he was re-tweeted by Baker Mayfield, which actually happened! (1:20). This story led the duo to discuss Hue Jackson’s ill-fated “revenge” game against the Browns, which turned into the Hue Jackson i ...…
 
Melissa is joined this week by Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network to chat leftovers from Monday Night's Chiefs-Rams beauty. Aditi wasn't quite as impressed as most by the overall experience. Then the two discuss an array of hot button issues including the strange Condi Rice/Browns story, the Steelers staying hot, Alex Smith's devastating injury, ...…
 
Was Chiefs-Rams the greatest regular season game ever? Melissa and Dave break down an historical night that featured an array of dazzling plays, two amped up coaches jockeying for victory, endless lead changes and a point parade that culminated with the Rams beating the Chiefs 54-51 in a game that is unlikely to be matched by the actual Super B ...…
 
On a jam-packed episode, SI’s Jenny Vrentas joins to discuss her fascinating cover story of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and the flexibility that defines his brand of explosive and inventive offense. You can read that story here: https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/11/12/future-football-offense-andy-reid-patrick-mahomes-kansas-city-chiefsJenny also sugg ...…
 
On this episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave try and diagnose the Eagles' woes. They also try to make sense of a confusing NFC East.Dave beams about his Chicago Bears and compares Mitch Tribusky to an unlikely QB. Then Dave and Melissa finish by discussing the Patriots stunning loss to the Titans, and whether or not the NFL world is ...…
 
Last Sunday Saints WR Michael Thomas celebrated a late TD against the Rams in shocking fashion, by emulating Joe Horn’s infamous flip-phone celebration of 15 years ago. Horn joins Melissa this week for a wide-ranging conversation that showcases the former Saints WR’s unique mindset. Among the topics discussed: the meaning of Thomas’s homage, wh ...…
 
On this Week 9 episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave close the barn door on all this GOAT talk and recount an exciting Sunday of football. Here’s a breakdown: 1:00 - Melissa is sick of GOATs, but intrigued by goat yoga. Dave doesn’t quite understand the appeal.3:00 - The duo discuss the Packers deficiencies, starting with their head ...…
 
This week Melissa welcomes Charlotte Observer sports columnist and the reporter/host behind "Carruth," Scott Fowler. Fowler details the magnificent reporting that became a seven-part serialized podcast about one of the most disturbing criminals in sports history, Rae Carruth. (Quick primer for those unaware: Carruth, a former no. 1 overall pick ...…
 
On the Week 8 episode of Football Date Night, Dave and Melissa rejoice about their son’s first NFL game experience (5:00) and the Chicago Bears’ abrupt turnaround from last to first place in the NFC North after beating the Jets (well, just Dave for the second part). Dave explains why Mitch Trubisky has finally won over Bears fans and their defe ...…
 
Melissa opens the show by analyzing a report that Derek Carr has lost the Raiders locker room after he shed some tears in the Raiders-Seahawks game. Whether true or not (Carr denies he cried), the NFL’s skewed definition of toughness needs some serious adjustment.This week’s featured guest ESPN NFL Reporter Dianna Russini joins to discuss a sle ...…
 
On this episode of Football Date Night, Melissa consoles Dave (again) on (another) Bears loss but offers up a couple silver linings to ease his pain (2:30). Dave gives his thoughts on why the Bears defense has flatlined but why the arrow is still pointing up (6:00). Melissa explains why the Panthers were winners this week and stumps Dave on wha ...…
 
Scene: Monday Night Football at Lambeau FieldDate: Monday, duhWho: Aaron Rodgers What: FateMelissa talks about the 49ers’ dejecting loss on Monday Night Football (1:17) and examines which type of losing is worse: a blowout or just falling short. She also notes some of the NFL’s most devastating losses in recent years and the common thread they ...…
 
Week 6 in the NFL was quote the departure for Melissa and Dave, It was the worst of times for Dave as the Chicago Bears lost in painful fashion. Melissa enjoyed a minor victory as beloved ex-49ers Frank Gore, Alex Smith and Vernon Davis had strong days. The duo whipped around all the Week 6 Sunday action and discussed the greatness of Tom Brady ...…
 
Melissa opens the show with a LONG overdue appreciation of Drew Brees (1:00) and ponders where Brees winds up in the pantheon of modern QBs (Because how can you compare him to Y.A. Tittle?) (6:42)Then Melissa welcomes Alistair Kirkwood, the Managing Director of NFL UK for a deep dive into all things NFL and London. Kirkwood starts by breaking d ...…
 
On this episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave celebrate their anniversary early by breaking down the dominance of the Chiefs and Rams. However, their matrimony hits a bump when Dave insensitively gloats about the first place Bears, and the return of Mason Crosby’s yips, despite Melissa’s depression over her hapless 49ers. But the duo ...…
 
This week’s show features a robust conversation with iconic Hall of Fame broadcaster Andrea Kremer. (Starts at 11:12) Kremer made history last week as part of the first all-female booth, along with Hannah Storm. The duo will be calling Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime throughout the season. Kremer discusses how she found out about this h ...…
 
On this episode of Football Date Night, Dave is so overwhelmed by the Chicago Bears’ 48-10 beatdown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he can barely contain himself. Dave explains why he thinks the Bears are a legitimate Super Bowl contender, which Melissa humors out of love. The happy couple then run through their list of the day's winners and l ...…
 
A year ago Sam Ponder was given the biggest of shoes to fill when she replaced Chris Berman as host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN. In this wide-ranging convo, Ponder discusses the myriad ways Year 2 has been much more comfortable than Year 1, some of which may have to do with how she inspires Rex Ryan to dance during commercial breaks! Ponder ...…
 
On this week’s Football Date Night, Melissa mourns the loss of the 2018 49ers season following Jimmy Garoppolo’s devastating knee injury while Dave revels in the Bears’ sudden emergence at the top of the NFC North. The duo also run through their list of Week 3 winners—including Josh Allen’s personal trainer, Dean Blandino, and the Miami Dolphin ...…
 
Think the new NFL rules are too stringent? So does host Melissa Jacobs who contemplates how to even tackle anymore. Melissa also shouts into the void: JOSH GORDON NEEDS HELP, NOT FOOTBALL. Then Jeff Pearlman joins to discuss his new book, Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL on the ambitious league that lasted just ...…
 
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