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A rare, wide-ranging conversation with Amy Palcic, the first woman to run an NFL PR department. Palcic takes the listener inside her job including that monumental night when J.J. Watt decided to start a small fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey. Palci…
When former Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson retired two years ago at age 32 in the midst of a storied, injury-free career, the news was stunning for many. Was it because the Jets wanted him to take a pay cut? Or perhaps it was because Fergus…
On this special edition of the TFG Pod, Melissa shares her views on the deeply disturbing new anthem policy wrong, and the possible ramifications for the NFL. She also discusses a recent Player’s Coalition event in Oakland rooted in criminal justi…
In this special-post draft edition of the TFG Pod, Melissa opens with three players to keep an eye on out of the NFL Draft (1:57) and thoughts on the monstrosity of the weekend. Then the multi-talented Mina Kimes from ESPN joins for a wide-rangin…
Ex-scout, current Dallas Cowboys analyst & draft genius Bryan Broaddus brings a boatload of insight and astute QB dissection. In an earlier segment Melissa and her husband drink a bottle of wine and also talk draft with just a bit less analysis. I…
The Nation's Sports Editor Dave Zirin joins the TFG Pod to discuss the whirlwind process and shocking aftermath of co-writing, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, with Eagles DE Michael Bennett. (11:50) Dave explains who exactly should rea…
Highly respected journalist Jane McManus was one of the many stunning casualties during ESPN's massive layoffs in April 2017. Faced with a jolt, Jane turned the news into a life-altering adventure for her and her family. Her husband, a teacher, go…
Imagine growing up the daughter of an NFL quarterback, especially one as grounded as Frank Reich. Or experiencing your dad's glory winning the Super Bowl and immediately landing a head coach gig. Lia Reich provides a lens into her close relationsh…
If Global Head of Sports Partnerships for Twitter sounds like a dream job, that's because it is. Laura Froelich, who has held the role for 2.5 years, join the pod to talk about her career trajectory, how exactly Twitter helps sports entities and at…
In this Super Bowl hangover edition, Melissa opens with some piercing thoughts on Josh McDaniels backing out of the Colts job. (1:01). Bleacher Report's Natalie Weiner then joins the pod to talk about the fascinating ramifications of her Kendrick L…
Our Super Bowl special from Minneapolis begins with Melissa's explanation of the monstrous Mall of America and its strange yet endearing logistics for the Eagles and Patriots.(2:02)Then Melissa is joined in person by SB Nation's Charlotte Wilder wh…
In this episode, Melissa talks about why the new XFL has little shot at success (4:19), the NFL's new partnership with certain players on social justice (7:36), the hiring of Steve Wilks (11:32) and other non-Super Bowl news. (Don't worry, we'll ha…
This week, Melissa chats with inspirational Fox sideline reporter Laura Okmin who details her personal transformation and why she has dedicated herself to helping aspiring female NFL broadcasters. Why are the perils these women will face too simila…
It was a phone call Vernon Shazier will never forget. His son, Ryan, amid being rushed to a Cincinnati hospital last month with a severe back injury, called his father and said, “Daddy, pray for me. I can’t feel my legs. “ Vernon joins us and powe…
USA Today National NFL Reporter Lindsay Jones joins the pod to talk all things playoffs. Who can beat New England? Can the Eagles' defense talk them anywhere? Who are the sneaky, dangerous teams and players? And, of course, who will hoist the Lomba…
Our fifth and last episode of 2017 puts a bow on a tumultuous year in the NFL. Melissa offers some bold predictions about the playoffs, including a James Harrison twist – and adds more prognostications about 2018. (Think Tom Brady's farewell tour) …
The first female to call a nationally televised NFL game talks about her journey, the art of play-by-play, understanding the magnitude of her accomplishments and much more. Plus Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer gives a tick-tock into the …
WARNING: Some language is inappropriate for children. As the #MeToo movement spread through entertainment and politics, the sports world collectively wondered when it would hit our heightened bastion of sexualization. It finally has as a disturbi…
ESPN Injury Expert Stephania Bell joins us to talk about brutality of football, where players factor into the concussion issues and how to cover players for fantasy purposes vs. reality. Also, a lively discussion about the new look 49ers and their …
The Football Girl podcast, hosted by Melissa Jacobs, debuts in splashy fashion with ex-Raiders CEO and current CBS Network NFL Analyst Amy Trask. Amy talks about her years with the Raiders (1987-2013) and being an executive decades before women wer…
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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 30th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jun 21st, 2018
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
20
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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