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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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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.

    Who Needs Practice?

    Who Needs Practice?

    In this special episode, Melissa is joined by her husband Dave on their actual anniversary. Now that Chicago is 4-1, Bears fan Dave is out of football hibernation but he's not exactly feeling like a Super Bowl is within reach.

    Melissa and Dave also discuss the season premiere of The Bachelorette, the disastrous 49ers, the greatness of Russell Wilson, what happened to Josh Allen and the NFL's takeaway of the week, courtesy of Tennessee ... practice is overrated.

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    • 33 min
    Is the NFL at a COVID Crossorads?

    Is the NFL at a COVID Crossorads?

    Melissa is joined by The Athletic's Lindsay Jones to examine the Titans' COVID-19 outbreak, plus the Pats' situation. Is it time for the NFL to hit the pause button on the season? Plus Lindsay shares her reactions to Bill O'Brien's firing and the benching of Dwayne Haskins.

    Follow Lindsay Jones on Twitter: twitter.com/bylindsayhjones
    Follow Melissa Jacobs on Twitter: twitter.com/thefootballgirl

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    • 38 min
    A Conversation with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

    A Conversation with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

    Melissa opens with football thoughts including Russell Wilson's deep throws, why disillusioned fans should adopt the Bills & the NFL's first COVID-19 outbreak.

    Then Melissa welcomes Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's Secretary of State for a wide-ranging convo (12:05) that includes:

    - The powerful role of the Lions in voter education
    - How Ford Field will be used on Election Day
    - Her task force to promote equality for women and girls in sports
    - Dodging Trump's Twitter insults
    - Running the Boston Marathon at EIGHT months pregnant!!!

    Follow Secretary Benson on Twitter: twitter.com/JocelynBenson
    Follow Melissa Jacobs on Twitter: twitter.com/thefootballgirl

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    • 43 min
    Desert Highs (Examining the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals)

    Desert Highs (Examining the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals)

    Melissa opens this episode by mourning Nick Bosa and the countless number of 49ers players who are now injured.

    Then to celebrate the other end of the NFC West spectrum, Katherine Fitzgerald of the Arizona Republic joins to delve into the 2-0 Cardinals (10:45).

    Among Cardinals topics that were discussed:

    - The gelling of Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury
    - The ridiculously lopsided DeAndre Hopkins trade
    - The turnaround of the Cards' defense
    - Expectations for rookie Isaiah Simmons
    - How Kingsbury's high end furnishings helps him watch film and maintain good posture

    Follow Katherine Fitzgerald on Twitter: twitter.com/kfitz134
    Follow Melissa Jacobs on Twitter: twitter.com/thefootballgirl

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    • 32 min
    The Power of NFL Players

    The Power of NFL Players

    Melissa shares her thoughts on the surprises of the new season (Gardner Minshew??!!)and diagnoses the 49ers' myriad issues (5:04).

    Then Melissa is joined by DAVE ZIRIN of The Nation for a robust convo on all the NFL player displays of activism and call for change in Week 1 and what to expect moving forward. (11:10)

    Follow Dave Zirin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdgeofSports
    Follow Melissa Jacobs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefootballgirl

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    • 41 min
    Rammin' Into a Strange NFL Season

    Rammin' Into a Strange NFL Season

    This week Melissa opens the show with the five NFL storylines she finds most intriguing headed into the 2020 season.

    Then Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic joins (12:33) to break down the Los Angeles Rams' chances in a stacked division and also details what it's like covering an NFL team during Covid-19.

    Jourdan explains:

    How the Rams' RBBC is beneficial (to the team, not fantasy owners)
    Why Jared Goff can take the next step forward
    How new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley is making an impact
    Why Sean McVay waking up at 4:58 AM is super late for him

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    • 49 min

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