Melissa Jacobs

NFL Kickoff: The 15 Most Intriguing Players of 2017

There are the best players, then there are most fascinating players. The guys who tap into our emotional brain space because they are an underdog, mounting a comeback, a medical miracle, have a boatload to prove or just freakin’ awesome The list belo...

NFL Kickoff 2017: How I Learned to Love the NFL Again

The 2017 NFL season’s infancy is for the most part sticking to script. Star player (in this case Ezekiel Elliott) possibly suspended for the opening weeks as the result of an NFL investigation that is more probable than not lacking in credibility. Supre...

Mega Rich Matthew Stafford Still Has Much To Prove

Matthew Stafford deserves his newly minted five-year contract extension reportedly worth $135 million, plus a $50 million signing bonus because that is what the quarterback market dictates. Derek Carr signed a monster $125 million contract this summer tha...

Bill Belichick could care less about the solar eclipse

Bill Belichick has a crucial preseason game to prep for so he could less about a once-in-a-century scientific phenomenon like a solar eclipse. Belichick held his daily press conference smack in the middle of today’s eclipse (c'mon man!), though he did f...