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. Palcic also offers great insight into the modern pr-media relationship and considers how men and women may cover the sport differently.
Also in this episode, Melissa shares what is most exciting her about the upcoming NFL season (hint: think robust QB rooms). Later we hand name our first TFG Do-Gooder.
4:45: Why the NFL’s QB future looks especially bright
8:40: On Ed Werder’s misguided blindness about general inequality in sports media
14:36: Amy Palcic joins!
16:20: Palcic on being a “female first”
17:37: Palcic on what the head of communications for an NFL team actually does
20:11: Palcic on the Texans high ratio of female executives
22:09: Palcic tells the crazy story of how J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey came to life
32:30: Palcic on why the NFL pr-reporter relationship has become more difficult
34:55: Palcic on the most difficult aspect of her job
37:03: Palcic on whether there is difference between the way women and men cover the NFL
38:41: Palcic on the importance of women supporting each other in the NFL
41:50: Palcic on growing up the daughter of an NFL coach and whether she ever wanted to coach
42:50: Palcic’s advice for anyone wanting to follow in her footsteps.
44:47: Our debut Do Gooder of the Week is … Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin