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

    Erica Tamposi, Producer at Around the NFL

    Erica Tamposi, Producer at Around the NFL

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Erica Tamposi, Producer of Around of NFL.

    Liz and Erica discuss…
    •Life in lockdown and managing the show away from the studio
    •The career path that brought her to this moment and the incredible people she met along the way
    •Her favourite sporting moments, and what it was like to be brought up in a sporting-mad New England.

    // 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 Erica on Twitter at Instagram at @EricaTamposi.

    • 39 min
    Melissa Jacobs, Founder and Managing Editor of TheFootballGirl.com

    Melissa Jacobs, Founder and Managing Editor of TheFootballGirl.com

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Melissa Jacobs, Founder and Managing Editor of TheFootballGirl.com. She is also the host of The Football Girl podcast which celebrates all the women who know and love football. Melissa is known for speaking with the most prominent female voices from all avenues of the NFL and shares a weekly musing on the intersection of football, society and feminism.

    Liz and Melissa discuss…
    A career in media covering American Football, including advice for those considering it.
    The inspiration behind launching TheFootballGirl.com
    Thoughts on the recent draft, and whether the NFL season kicks off in September

    // 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 Melissa Jacobs at @thefootballgirl on Twitter, and @tfg_nfl on Instagram. Plus check out her website, www.thefootballgirl.com

    • 31 min
    Christian Scotland-Williamson, tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Christian Scotland-Williamson, tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Christian Scotland-Williamson, former rugby union star and now tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Christian signed for the Steelers practice squad through the NFL’s International Player Pathway programme in May 2018. With experience under his belt, he now fights for a spot on the roster.

    Liz and Christian discuss:
    •How his mindset has changed two years in at the Steelers, and the individuals on the team helping to mentoring him
    •What he’s doing to keep motivated during coronavirus and in great physical shape
    •Plus, his experience on the International Player Pathway and advice to future talent


    // 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 Christian Scotland-Williamson at @1CSW on Twitter.

    Article on Steelers.com written by Christian Scotland-Williamson, ‘The fight of their lives against COVID-19’ https://www.steelers.com/news/the-fight-of-their-life-against-covid-19

    • 19 min
    Osi Umenyiora, two time Super Bowl winner with the New York Giants

    Osi Umenyiora, two time Super Bowl winner with the New York Giants

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Osi Umenyiora, former defensive end with the New York Giants, and two time Super Bowl winner. Nowadays he is an ambassador for NFLUK where he brings his knowledge, experience and energy to the BBC’s NFL highlights show alongside Jason Bell and Mark Chapman.

    Liz and Osi discuss…
    - His story of discovering American Football
    - The journey from college to the NFL and his time with the New York Giants.
    - His thoughts on the off season moves so far.
    - Plus, a special message for the UK fan base.

    // 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 Osi on Twitter at @OsiUmenyiora.
    Follow The NFL Show on BBC at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09427yw

    • 20 min
    Lori Locust, Assistant Defensive Line Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Lori Locust, Assistant Defensive Line Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Lori Locust, Assistant Defensive Line Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lo has over 14 years experience in coaching, and prior to joining the Bucs, was the assistant defensive line coach for Alliance of American Football team, Birmingham Iron.

    Liz and Lo discuss…
    - Lo’s coaching experience
    - Reuniting with Coach Bruce Arians
    - A typical day of an assistant coach
    - How Lo prepares for a game

    // 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 Coach Lori ‘Lo’ Locust on Twitter at @CoachLoLoc or on Instagram via Coach_Lo_Loc.

    • 20 min
    Chris Wessling, writer and co-host of Around the NFL

    Chris Wessling, writer and co-host of Around the NFL

    In the latest episode of ‘NFLGirlUK meets…’ Liz Bhandari aka NFLGirlUK is joined by Chris Wesseling, writer and co-host of the much loved Around the NFL podcast where Chris provides non-stop analysis and opinions on all things American football.

    Chris shares some thoughts around the history of the NFL, what it is like working with Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler from the show. He takes us back to what made him fall in love with writing, and who influenced his style.

    • 16 min

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