About TheFootballGirl.com

TheFootballGirl.com, one of Forbes’ Top 100 websites for women, is a cornucopia of NFL features, fantasy, interviews and much more.

We launched in 2009 with an in depth conversation with Barry Sanders, and have never looked back. From breaking news to curating unique regular features like Positively Gruden and Non-Prediction Predictions, along with a regular flow of content insightful commentary and analysis, TFG has become a credible national outlet.

TFG was founded in late 2009 by former Emmy-Award winning ESPN producer Melissa Jacobs. Jacobs is currently the NFL Editor at SI.com, though still oversees the TFG vision.

Click here to find out more about Jacobs and the entire TFG team.

We are always on the lookout for top notch contributors, particularly those interested in writing a regular feature. If you have a pitch, please submit a completed piece to info@thefootballgirl.com. The best ideas are those which tackle popular figures and topics with a unique, profound or humorous voice.


Melissa Jacobs, TFG Founder and Managing Editor

Melissa JacobsMelissa Jacobs is the Founder and Managing Editor of TheFootballGirl.com. She started TFG in late 2009 on the belief that female NFL fans deserve a community that goes well beyond Football 101, recipes and pink apparel. She has aimed to provide robust content ranging from fantasy advice to exclusive interviews that appeals to ALL fans of ALL levels. Since launching, TFG has been recognized by Forbes.com as one of the Top 100 Websites for Women for three straight years.

Melissa brings a unique and successful career in the NFL and beyond to TFG. Out of college, she was the youngest executive producer in the history of KNBR Radio in San Francisco, where she produced “The Razor and Mr. T.,” the highest rated show in its time slot, and covered the 49ers and Raiders. She then moved to ESPN in Bristol, CT where she produced national radio shows for Dan Le Batard and the late Dick Schaap before creating the Talent Production department for the television side. In this role, Melissa booked guests and produced segments for SportsCenter, NFL Live, Outside the Lines, and Jim Rome is Burning. She won two Sports Emmys for her work. She went on to be a Talent Manager at the ESPY Awards.

Melissa is also one of the founding contributors to espnW, ESPN.com’s site for female fans.

Her work for both TFG and ESPN has been recognized by CNN, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, the Washington Post and Pro Football Talk, among a multitude of other media outlets. Melissa has been a featured speaker at events geared towards female fans in Washington D.C. and New York City.