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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

    • Sports
    • 4.9, 86 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.

    Meet Alexia Gallagher, the NFL's VP of Philanthropy

    Meet Alexia Gallagher, the NFL's VP of Philanthropy

    Melissa opens the show with some trepidation about the NFL season starting on time and the weirdness of on field NFL news these days. But she is fascinated by Cam Newton's landing spot and offers a couple of guesses.

    Then Melissa is joined by NFL executive Alexia Gallagher who runs the NFL's philanthropic arm as VP of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the NFL Foundation. (Starts at 12:01)

    Alexia breaks down the league's recent Draft-a-Thon, including whether it will become a permanent fixture in non-virtual drafts. She also discusses the potential perils of players starting a foundation out of the gate and how the league has evolved its philanthropic efforts.

    Alexia also details her rise up the NFL's ladder and offers poignant management advice as she reflects on the traits that have catapulted her to success.

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    • 46 min
    Post-NFL Draft Wrap; Stacey Dales' Fascinating Career

    Post-NFL Draft Wrap; Stacey Dales' Fascinating Career

    This week Melissa is joined by Stacey Dales of NFL Network to wrap up the NFL Draft and discuss her fascinating career arc. Among topics discussed:

    - Will the NFL regular season start on time?
    - A defense of Green Bay's Jordan Love pick
    - Stacey's rise as a basketball star
    - Playing in the WNBA and how respect for the league has grown
    - What goes into being a good reporter?

    Keep the convo going on Twitter!

    Stacey Dales - https://twitter.com/StaceyDales
    Melissa Jacobs - https://twitter.com/thefootballgirl

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    • 48 min
    The All-Female 2020 NFL Mock Draft Special

    The All-Female 2020 NFL Mock Draft Special

    On NFL Draft eve, Melissa shares a recording of a first round mock draft with a refreshing twist - all the selections were made by an array of talented women who cover the NFL! This mock draft was held on Tuesday 4/21 and livestreamed via Facebook. (Note: There was a technical glitch and the recording stopped at pick 22 but Melissa fills in all the prospects that were selected and by which reporter.)

    Among the incredible reporters and analysts who participated:

    Lindsay Jones (The Athletic)
    Kimberley Martin (ESPN)
    Rhiannon Walker (The Athletic)
    Nora Princiotti (Boston Globe)
    Jennifer Lee Chan (NBC Sports Bay Area)
    Charean Williams (Pro Football Talk)
    Liz Loza (Yahoo)
    and MORE

    • 57 min
    Agent Nicole Lynn Preps for Bizarre NFL Draft

    Agent Nicole Lynn Preps for Bizarre NFL Draft

    Agent Nicole Lynn of Young Money joins Melissa Jacobs to detail the strange NFL draft process for her clients.

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    • 32 min
    Inside the NFL's Women's Careers in Football Forum

    Inside the NFL's Women's Careers in Football Forum

    NFL Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion Sam Rapoport takes us inside the 4th Annual Women's Careers in Football Summit where 40 invitees got to inference with NFL head coaches, GMs and the women who have broken barriers.

    Also, Melissa shares her thoughts on the CBA negations and the perils on a 17-game season.

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    • 29 min
    NFL Offseason Bonanza with Lindsay Jones

    NFL Offseason Bonanza with Lindsay Jones

    Melissa is joined by The Athletic's Lindsay Jones to wrap up Super Bowl 54 and look ahead to the hot button issues that will define the NFL's offseason?

    Where will Tom Brady land?
    What rules will be changed?
    Are the Chiefs poised to repeat?

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 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!

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.

EAcrants ,

Love it!

Love the podcast! Look forward every week (during the season). Melissa has great conversations with amazing women.

3 minute drill topic: franchise tags

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