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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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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

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.

    Super Bowl Champion Coach Lo Locust!

    Super Bowl Champion Coach Lo Locust!

    Melissa opens up by talking about this week's important virtual events, an inspiring Women in the NFL happy hour and the 5th Annual Women's Careers in Football forum which has sparked a litany of NFL careers.

    Then Melissa is joined by one of the women who benefited from the forum, Bucs assistant defensive line coach Lo Locust. (13:10 mark) Lo relives Super Bowl week, including the game experience and the aftermath. She also talks about her unique journey to the NFL, the origins of which didn't begin until she was 40!

    Follow Coach Locust on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoachLoLoc
    Follow Melissa Jacobs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefootballgirl

    Please leave The Football Girl Podcast a great rating and review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-football-girl-podcast/id1319547241

    • 50 min
    Black History Month: The NFL's Deep History of Racism and Protest

    Black History Month: The NFL's Deep History of Racism and Protest

    Melissa is joined by Dr. Louis Moore, a sports and race history professor at Grand Valley State University for a powerful lesson on the NFL's history of integration, segregation, and reintegration.

    Dr. Moore explains how the NFL we see today was built on Black activism from players and journalists, how Black athletes were horribly impacted by Jim Crow after they integrated in 1946, and how rising salaries and endorsements deals played a role in the lack of player activism from the 1970's to the 2000's.

    Plus a look at what, if anything, can be done to remedy today's lack of diversity in the NFL's head coaching ranks.

    Follow Dr. Moore on Twitter: https://twitter.com/loumoore12
    Follow Melissa Jacobs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefootballgirl

    Please leave The Football Girl Podcast a great rating and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-football-girl-podcast/id1319547241

    • 48 min
    Super Bowl LV Spectacular with Lindsay Jones

    Super Bowl LV Spectacular with Lindsay Jones

    Melissa is joined by The Athletic's Senior NFL Writer Lindsay Jones (from Tampa!!) to discuss all aspects of Super Bowl.

    Lindsay explains why she's picking the Chiefs while noting the Bucs' best chance to victory. Also discussed:

    - The Chiefs' near-COVID scare
    - Antonio Brown icky redemption tour
    - The female coaches and official that are partaking in this Super Bowl
    - Tom Brady's inability to age

    Melissa kicks off the show with a not-so-confident Super Bowl pick of her own!

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    • 40 min
    Bills on the Brink

    Bills on the Brink

    Melissa is joined by The Athletic's Lyndsey D'Arcangelo, a lifelong Bills fan, to the discuss the Bills' rise, what's like to be part of Bills Mafia, and Buffalo's chances in the AFC Championship.

    Plus, Melissa shares her AFC and NFC Championship picks and shares her elation about the Inauguration.

    Please leave The Football Girl Podcast a great rating and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-football-girl-podcast/id1319547241

    • 38 min
    NFL on CBS's Suzanne Smith Talks Legendary Career, Directing Nickelodeon Game

    NFL on CBS's Suzanne Smith Talks Legendary Career, Directing Nickelodeon Game

    This week Melissa is thrilled to be joined by a legend! CBS's Suzanne Smith reflects on an inspiring career in which she is the only woman directing NFL broadcasts. Suzanne talks about how the landscape has changed for women since she started in 1983, the importance of launching We Need To Talk, and why we don't have a permanent female voice in a TV booth.

    She also delves into her "drop the mic" moment, directing Nickelodeon's well-received Wild Card game.

    Plus Melissa gives Divisional Round picks(Sorry Browns!) and more!

    Please leave The Football Girl Pod a great rating and review. Thank you! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-football-girl-podcast/id1319547241

    • 50 min
    Inside the Washington Football Team + Wild Card Picks!

    Inside the Washington Football Team + Wild Card Picks!

    Melissa is joined by Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic to talk about Washington's chances against Tampa Bay, plus all the adversity they've faced this season.

    Plus, Melissa's sure-to-be accurate wild card weekend predictions!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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Astute and interesting observations

Melissa always has great takes and explains the game in a simple and enjoyable manner. Awesome guests. Years of experience in football industry are obvious.

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