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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.

The Football Girl Podcast The Football Girl

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    • 4.8 • 92 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 56: Catching Up with Rams Legend Jim Everett

    Super Bowl 56: Catching Up with Rams Legend Jim Everett

    Happy Super Bowl Week! Melissa is thrilled to preview Bengals-Rams with the career leader in passing yards for the Rams, Jim Everett.

    Everett delves into what makes Matthew Stafford so special. Plus, the difficulty of building a fanbase in LA, what scares him about the Bengals, and yes, we chat about the famous Jim Rome incident.

    Also, Melissa makes her official Super Bowl pick. Jim makes one as well but ... spoiler alert, he's taking the Rams.

    • 31 min
    Welcome To The Bengals Bandwagon!

    Welcome To The Bengals Bandwagon!

    Melissa is joined this week by Bengals reporter Lindsay Patterson to preview the AFC Championship!

    Are Joe Burrow and co. ready for the biggest Bengals moment in 33 years? How will Burrow be protected? And can Tre Flowers shut down Travis Kelce as he did in Week 17?

    Welcome to the Bengals Bandwagon!

    • 25 min
    The NFL's Disturbing Lack of Black Head Coaches

    The NFL's Disturbing Lack of Black Head Coaches

    Melissa is joined by Yahoo! Sports columnist Shalise Manza Young to take a deep dive into the NFL's horrible track record hiring and retaining Black head coaches. (13:45).

    - Has the Rooney Rule been a failure?
    - Does Shalise see any hope for this coaching cycle?
    - What does real progress look like?

    Plus, why How Burrow is so beloved, Divisional round picks and more.

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

    • 50 min
    Football Date Night: 49ers' Magical Playoff Berth

    Football Date Night: 49ers' Magical Playoff Berth

    The 49ers are in the playoffs! The 49ers are in the playoffs! Melissa Jacobs is joined by fellow 49ers fan Stephania Bell of ESPN to soak in the glory of San Francisco's dramatic 27-24 OT win over Los Angeles.

    Melissa and Stephania hand out a million game balls, dissect Kyle Shanahan's coaching performance, gush over Jauan Jennings performance in particular, and look ahead to next week's wildcard match against the Cowboys.

    • 34 min
    Chargers on the Brink

    Chargers on the Brink

    Week 18. Chargers at Raiders. Winner goes to the postseason, loser heads home. NO PRESSURE.

    On this episode, Melissa is joined by Los Angeles Chargers Team Reporter Hayley Elwood to look ahead to this pivotal matchup. Hayley also breaks down Justin Herbert's incredible year, explains how Brandon Staley has changed the culture, and walks us through the the team's recent COVID-19 outbreak.

    Melissa and Hayley also chat about the Hayley's evolving role as a team reporter and the power of mentorship.

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

    Good luck to all your teams in the playoffs (or in their new head coach search)!

    • 42 min
    Laura Okmin's Greatest Act: GALvanize

    Laura Okmin's Greatest Act: GALvanize

    For over 30 years, Laura Okmin of FOX, Westwood One and GALvanize has carved an incredible career as an elite NFL storyteller. This week Okmin joins host Melissa Jacobs for an honest conversation about finding herself at age 40 and the deeper personal connections she has developed in NFL circles during COVID.

    She also talks about growing GALvanize, her company that mentors and connects young women breaking into sports broadcasting.

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

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

HanFran7 ,

Great Podcast

Love this podcast! Love learning about and hearing from women in the NFL landscape. Always great guests and amazing insight from Melissa!

#teachmefootball - offensive pass interference!

MRPBUTTER ,

Wow

This isn’t a football podcast. It’s a social issues podcast. Yaaaaawn

Mgmonklewis ,

Needed perspective

It’s refreshing to hear a sports podcast from the perspective of a female reporter. She still covers all of the relevant topics just with a slight twist. Enjoyable.

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