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Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari (the founder of NFLGirlUK.com), each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

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Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari (the founder of NFLGirlUK.com), each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    Amy Trask, Former CEO of NFL team, the Los Angeles Raiders

    Amy Trask, Former CEO of NFL team, the Los Angeles Raiders

    In this episode Liz Bhandari interviews the multi-talented Amy Trask, a writer, CBS Sports analyst, former Raiders CEO, and BIG3 Board Chairperson. Amy interned with the Los Angeles Raiders shortly after graduating, and 14 years later, after obtaining experience elsewhere, she was named CEO, becoming the NFL's first female CEO, a feat she never dreamed possible. Trask is also known as the "Princess of Darkness" among Raiders fans.

    Amy's journey to the NFL is a fascinating one since it was never something she sought out. This episode delves into her parallel legal and football careers, as well as how one led to the other.

    We look at how Amy became the NFL's first female CEO in a male-dominated industry. Despite the fact that she was the first CEO, ‘women in the NFL’ is still a topic of debate today. We talk to Amy about this and attempt to figure out how we can make the game even more inclusive in the future. The pair discuss Liz’s suggestion of having a rule similar to the Rooney Rule that is expressly to promote female inclusion. Since Amy joined the league, a lot has changed, so this episode doesn't simply focus on the future. It also honours the achievements made thus far, including a mention of Sarah Thomas, the first female to officiate a bowl game.

    We draw on Amy's two decades of expertise to get her thoughts on the ‘taunting’ and ‘personal foul’ regulations, and the two debate whether they're helping to improve the game. Finally, Amy discusses her book, the technique she used to write it, and if she has any intentions to write more in the future!

    In this episode we discuss:
    1.Amy Trask’s career in law and football. (01:05)
    2.Barriers women face in the NFL. (04:00)
    3.Shifting women’s inclusion from conversation to commonplace. (08:40)
    4.The future of the NFL (12:40)
    5.Recent rule changes to the league. (14:15)
    6.Amy’s book ‘You Negotiate Like A Girl’ and plans for the future. (15:50)

    The Cleats Off Podcast, is a show that brings you closer to the game you love. Liz Bhandari, aka NFLGirlUK, interviews NFL legends, players, and media figures on life in the NFL, what makes them tick as people, and more in this series. Listen to the podcast on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts!

    Social Links:
    •Follow Amy Trask on Twitter @AmyTrask (https://twitter.com/AmyTrask).
    •Follow Liz Bhandari on Twitter @NFLGirlUK (https://twitter.com/nflgirluk).
    •Find out more about Liz Bhandari at https://www.nflgirluk.com/about/about-liz-bhandari/.
    •Find out all you need to know about the podcast at http://www.cleatsoff.com/.

    • 20 min
    Scott Hanson, Presenter of NFL Red Zone

    Scott Hanson, Presenter of NFL Red Zone

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Scott Hanson, presenter of NFL RedZone. Before NFL RedZone, Scott was working as a roving reporter, and they would fly him to practice, new conferences, or games in one of the 32 NFL cities. Scott was a guy in a press box, and he would be in one game, but be interested in what was happening in all the other games in other stadiums. When he heard that the NFL was planning to start NFL RedZone, which would show every touchdown from every game, he called them, did an audition, and now he’s doing season 13.

    In this episode, Scott shares his experience and aspirations as a presenter, his enthusiasm in football, and some of the fantastic things that NFL Redzone brings to the space.

    IN THIS EPISODE: YOU WILL LEARN:
    [00:14] How Scott became a football presenter in NFL Redzone
    [02:45] The inspiration behind Scott’s enthusiasm for football
    [04:23] Scott’s favourite moment in the games
    [06:10] How Scott and his team broadcast the games at NFL Redzone
    [07:48] NFL colleague Scott would recommend stepping in if he missed a game
    [09:50] The advantages that NFL RedZone has over other football broadcasts
    [14:04] How Scott joined Simpsons show through Matt Simon
    [16:29] What makes Los Angeles unique for games and entertainment
    [18:56] The brand new facility of NFL media in Los Angeles.

    Notable Quotes:
    “What you’re delivering is a highlight for someone out there.”
    “Imitation is the highest form of flattery.”

    CONNECT WITH US
    Scott Hanson
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScottHanson?ref
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scotthanson1

    Liz Bhandari
    Website: https://www.nflgirluk.com/
    Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/NFLGirlUK/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/NFLGirlUK/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NFLGirlUK
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NFLGirlUK/

    ABOUT THE CLEATS OFF PODCAST
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    • 21 min
    Cori Yarckin, Presenter of Channel 5's NFL End Zone

    Cori Yarckin, Presenter of Channel 5's NFL End Zone

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Cori Yarckin. Cori is the presenter of Sunday morning show NFL End Zone on Channel 5.

    Cori shares:
    •Her broadcasting career and what led to the show
    •What she loves about the show and why you should watch it
    •Plus, her favourite cities so far and where she can’t wait to explore next.

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com

    • 20 min
    Krys Barnes, Linebacker for the Green Bay Packers

    Krys Barnes, Linebacker for the Green Bay Packers

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Krys Barnes, linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Krys went undrafted in 2020, but was the team’s top inside linebacker by the end of the year.

    Liz and Krys discuss…
    •The experience of the Draft
    •His leadership style
    •The shift from college to NFL
    •The prospect of coming to London
    •What it means to be a Green Bay Packer.

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com

    • 8 min
    David Bada, Defensive Tackle, Washington Football Team

    David Bada, Defensive Tackle, Washington Football Team

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to David Bada, defensive tackle for the Washington Football Team. A native of Munich, he played in the German Football League prior to joining Washington in 2020 as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program.

    Liz and David discuss…
    •Growing up in Germany and the popularity of the NFL
    •Joining the International Player Pathway and its invaluable experience
    •Working with Ron Rivera and the wider team including his influences and who he one day hopes to be compared to.

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is an NFL writer and podcast host. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com

    • 7 min
    Gaz Hayden, social media at Passyunk Avenue

    Gaz Hayden, social media at Passyunk Avenue

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Gary Hayden, who runs the social media for Passyunk Avenue, a Philadelphia-inspired bar and restaurant in London serving cheesesteaks, buffalo wings and more.

    Liz and Gaz discuss…
    •How Passyunk started
    •Their passion for American Sports
    •The future of Passyunk, and how you can help support them

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com
    Follow Passyunk Avenue on Twitter and Instagram at @PassyunkAvenue, and check out their crowdfunding at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bringing-philly-to-the-world---passyunk-avenue

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Emiliayyt ,

Very informative!!!

It is great podcast who football lover! always i learn here by gret parson i am so happy for connect some legend...Really remarkable.

reggie from the meme ,

Fab!

Liz is one of the best podcasters in football - great chat!

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